Thursday, October 09, 2008

Refined the iTimeZone 1.1 Splash Screen

After I posted On iPhone Splash Screens, I started thinking that I should tweak the iTimeZone 1.1 splash screen just a bit. In 1.1 Beta 2, I have the map in the area that alternates between the map and the table view. The table view is going to be what users see well over 90% of the time, so I thought I was giving users the wrong idea by including the map on the splash screen, so I took it out. In 1.1 Release Candidate 1, I also added the copyright notice on the bottom toolbar. The iTimeZone splash screen is a bit of a hybrid, with some Twitterrific like splash elements (app name, copyright notice), as well as the UI elements that will be visible at launch, but I think it's now just the right mix between the two.

1.01.1 Beta 21.1 Release Candidate 1

One more point. I created the copyright text using Acorn. To get the shadow to look like the iTimeZone already in the image which was rendered on the iPhone, I used the following settings