The Mercury Blog

Android’s Change of Heart: Google Adds Bottom Navigation to Material Design Guidelines

Despite Google’s history of advising against bottom navigation, they recently added it to their material design guidelines as a primary navigation pattern.

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Free iOS 9.3 iPhone UI Kit for Illustrator and Sketch

The most complete, most up-to-date, most accurate, and most thoughtfully structured iOS 9 UI kit available for Illustrator and Sketch. Absolutely free!

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Semper Fi Project Fi?

We examine whether Google’s Project Fi is ready to be used as a serious carrier replacement.

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Time Goes by So Slowly: Performance Tips for Apple Watch Apps

Some important early lessons we have learned about building Apple Watch apps.

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More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Apple’s Spotlight Location Icons

An in-depth look at Apple’s Spotlight and Maps icons along with an examination of the breadth and harmony of the set.

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What I Learned from Not Listening

How Mercury’s VP of Marketing, Paul Stanley turned his broken Android phone into an opportunity to evaluate life on the other side.

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Keys to Engaging Higher Ed Mobile Audiences

Learn how the University of Mississippi uses their mobile apps to communicate with and engage a challengingly diverse higher education audience.

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Turn Those Gray Clouds Blue: Common Issues Setting Up Apple’s Family Sharing Feature

Family Sharing makes the process of sharing content between family members easier and more robust, but it is still a somewhat complex feature to setup. Learn about some of the frustrations we encountered setting up Family Sharing along with a few workarounds.

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iOS 8 Illustrator Vector UI Kit Update

A review of some of the subtle changes between iOS 7 and iOS 8, along with a free download for an iOS 8 Illustrator vector UI kit for iPhone and iPad.

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Free iOS 7 Illustrator Vector UI Kit for iPhone and iPad

Information on why we continue to use Illustrator for mobile mockups, with a free link to download an iOS 7 Illustrator vector UI kit for iPhone and iPad.

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