After sharing with us some tips and tricks on How to add a WOW factor to your Apps, Embarcadero MVP Ian Barker is back for another equally helpful webinar. Whether you are working on a Windows application development or apps for mobile devices, you definitely need to make a great impression to effectively reach your target market. To do so, it is important to make your app visually appealing. With so many platforms and frameworks available, anything is seemingly possible to make your app visually striking and satisfying.
In this video, Ian Barker will unveil some of the secrets of Visual design, particularly on Windows 11. These tricks will surely improve both the User interface and user experience on your app. Barker described Windows 11 as an evolving platform. It offered a drastic number of changes compared to its predecessor and is continuously adding more features to the system that are far beyond expectations.
What are The Secrets of Creating a Visually Appealing App?
Developers, especially those who are working with desktop applications in Windows, must learn how to embrace and adapt to Windows 11 to improve the quality of their apps by taking advantage of some of its advanced features. If you are a Delphi developer, it is very interesting to note that along with the evolution of the Windows operating system, RAD Studio is also keeping up with the changes, providing users with all the advanced features and modernization they need for the applications or programs.
In his previous webinar, Barker gave emphasis on two common apps that are found in almost every platform like Microsoft and Apple. These are the calculators and weather applications that both became effective tools to showcase the new designs, controls, and more offered by the aforementioned companies.
The webinar highlights the impressive visual designs offered by Windows 11 and how you can effectively embrace the same set of features using either the FireMonkey or the VCL of Delphi. Developers can also take advantage of the built-in RAD Studio features, the premium VCL Styles, Controls, and many more.
Aside from utilizing Delphi’s premium styles, Barker also highlights various third-party yet Delphi-friendly tools like Almediadev that provide full support of fluent UI themes, styles, and features such as acrylic and background. In addition to that, the video will also mention the Skia4Delphi framework, a cross-platform 2D graphics API for Delphi based on the Skia Graphics Library which is sponsored and managed by Google. We have seen how Barker managed to build a StarTrek-like Dashboard using Skia4Delphi. The video also mentioned various resources of free yet high-quality graphics and animations like SVGrepo, lucide.dev, and lottiefiles to name a few.
The webinar also features a large set of demo videos that will showcase the features and tools mentioned above. To learn more, feel free to watch the webinar session below.