Under the Bridge

Placing Settings

Here’s an excellent article dissecting, with scads of backing opinions, the pros and cons of putting your settings in Settings.app as opposed to in your application.

Personally, from observing actual users it seems pretty clear that on the order of 98% of them have absolutely no idea whatsoever that they should look anywhere other than in your app for settings that control your app. Understandably enough. Which makes that decision pretty easy. Still, the reasoning and discussion of appropriate UI here is worth a read.

Bonus: Vector and bitmap icon package for the commonly used “cog” and “info” settings tab bar/toolbar icons!

h/t: NotTooBad!