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Secret Panels and Hidden Doors

Here’s the thing: leaving stuff out inevitably drives some people nuts. Power users will, in particular, pine for all the tools and flexibility that mainstream users don’t miss. For many, the basic Weather and Stocks apps just don’t cut it. If your app addresses an audience with more advanced needs, then you’ll almost certainly have to add more features, tools, and content than your app’s mainstream counterpart. That doesn’t give you a pass to create mind-numbingly crowded interfaces. The same rules apply, and the pocket knife still has to fit in the pocket. If your app really does have to include those extra features and controls, you’ve still got to prevent the extra interface chrom....


  

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