Category: Android

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...

Instagram for Android Now Available

I’m sorry, but I cannot resist starting this article with “It’s finally here!“. Instagram, arguably the most popular photo app on iOS with over 30 million registered users and with users uploading over 5 million photos every day, has finally landed for Android devices. The design of the app borrows heavily from the recently updated iOS version, so there’s nothing new to talk about, but the quality of design is still many times better compared to most other Android apps...

The Most Beautiful Alarm Clock App for Android

Unlike iOS, there are only a few developers that have churned out beautifully designed apps for the Android platform. doubleTwist is one such company, who launched ‘doubleTwist Player*’ — a beautiful music player app for Android on the Google Market a few years ago. Well, they’re at it again with the launch of their second app today, which is quite possibly the most beautiful alarm clock app for Android. Designed by Sebastiaan de With — one of the best designers...