Building Apps for Everyone

updated 11 months ago; latest suggestion 9 months ago

This proposal has been withdrawn...

It is the moment you have been working so hard for. You press the 'Submit' button. Your app is now on its way to the App Store and, in just a few days, it is going to be available to everyone. But ... is it really? The fact that someone is able to download your app does not mean that s/he is going to be able to use it.

Imagine that the photos of your app have really strange colors. Or it is very difficult to close a modal view. Or maybe the text is so small it is barely readable. You would consider all those scenarios to be bugs, but it could be exactly the experience that some users are having with your app.

A series of these kind of examples will be presented and we will try to provide a few techniques to improve the accessibility of your apps from the points of view of the code, the use of tools we have available and the users' expected experience.

Any developer with an aim of reaching a global audience needs to make their apps accessible. Smartphones and apps have helped us to develop much more inclusive apps that anyone can use. So let's do it and let's build apps for everyone.

Suggestions

  • The proposal author responds 9 months ago

    Hi!

    My main goal is to encourage people to make the apps more accessible. I would like to start talking a little bit about localisation too as it is something much more familiar to most of the developers, but in the end, just another way of making your app available to as many people as possible.

    I will try to extend on this point a little bit so it is more clear.

    Thank you so much for your feedback!

  • 8b2f2d3e6553c2b4048b93300959895ab76b4154?size=100x100 8b2f2d3e6553c2b4048b93300959895ab76b4154 suggests 9 months ago

    Is your goal to encourage developers to take advantage of accessibility technologies or localisation technologies? It kind of seems like you're mixing the two together. Not that they're not both important…