Category: Android

Pattrn — Wallpapers for Android Devices

Pattrn is a simple and elegant wallpaper app for Android devices that pulls gorgeous (or at times chaotic) wallpapers created by the amazing COLOURlovers community and displays in the app, giving you the ability to browse through some amazing pattern-based wallpapers from the site. Pattrn features a minimalistic ICS standard UI and is very quick in fetching the wallpaper data. It’s also quite responsive in the interactions and doesn’t feel laggy at all. Not only can you browse though the...

ANA Portuguese Airports

I first downloaded this app a couple of weeks ago, but forgot about it once the Galaxy Nexus made its way home. Today, I was sent a link to this app on the Play Store and that’s when I remembered that it also existed on iOS. It’s good to see developers targeting both these popular platforms simultaneously these days. The ANA Portuguese Airports app (referred to as ANAPA for the rest of the article) is an app that puts all...

Hike — Smart Instant Messaging for Android

I often get asked why we almost never write about Android apps here on Beautiful Pixels. I keep getting reminded via email that Google did some remarkable restructuring in Android 4.0 and that the UI and visual changes they introduced were a big change towards a better user experience on Android. While I was quite happy to see Google bring in these changes with Android 4.0 and introduce the official Android Design, where developers could learn to make beautiful Android...

Weather Neue – Minimalistic Droolworthy Weather

We just can’t get enough of weather apps here at Beautiful Pixels. There’s no shortage of weather apps on the App Store but we love that each week out of all the mail we get, there is that one weather app that makes us smile. Weather Neue is that app this week. Weather Neue is a minimalistic weather app that shows you what you need to know. It isn’t an over the top weather station for you iOS device. The...

Minù — The Simple Kitchen Timer

Minù is a tiny little kitchen timer app that has been heavily inspired by Dieter Rams’ Ten Principles of “Good Design”. It’s one of those apps that do one thing, but do it very well. The main screen features a beautiful big dial that works both as a Timer and a Stopwatch. Turn the dial clockwise and set to to whatever time you want to countdown from and hit the start button and it works as a Timer. Hit the...

A Pocket Full of Beautiful Pixels

Read It Later and Instapaper have been the only 2 main ‘read later’ apps (before Readability) and the latter has been winning on iOS at least because of its beautiful interface. Read It Later has supported more platforms and devices and hence more apps but has only been a let down to some users because of its interface. All that changed today when Read It Later was rebranded as Pocket. Pocket (Read It Later V4.0) took what was wrong with...