The title reminds me this
Just an obvious aside, Australia may have 0.33% of the world's population but I'm sure it represents a much larger percentage of Apple's customers than that, being a rich country and all.
Does anyone have any idea of how they would make these mockups? Would they be articulately laid out in a graphics app like Photoshop? Or would they be from the app itself, with a way of going to a certain screen with dummy data and so that data would just be swapped for different places?
It’s just that I imagine if it is articulately done in Photoshop, it would take a lot of effort to get right, by a side team to the main UI teams. The actual UI would be moving very quickly before it is announced to the world, so it would be hard to keep up and then localise it into different languages, while also making it pixel perfect to what the actual app would display. The font rendering is how iOS does it too, not like Photoshop.
I guess they could take a screen shot of the app in a certain situation, recreate it all in Photoshop, and then when translating it just reword stuff.
I was wondering this as well. I would assume they actually create these mockups in a graphic editor, since there is a mistake in the screenshots:
Look at the "Add Contact" UI at the top. It says "Anita Meier" in both screens, but it should say "Marissa Tilley" in the left one.
Of course these screens could also be done statically in Xcode, hence the error, but I guess creating them in a graphic editing program allows them to really blow those screens up for print and what not.
But I'd really like some insight on this from someone who actually knows!
If you want to make a good product, it has to be good for your fringe users as well as your majority. All too often, I hear "not many people will see this screen, so it doesn't matter." I cringe every time I hear that. Low traffic/views is no excuse for half-assed design.
That the reviews of apps in App Store is localised is a problem in Norway, as quite a lot of apps have no reviews, and it's really hard to find reviews from other countries.
The biggest company in the world having localization teams!? You don't say!