Category: iPhone

Yoritsuki and Nib Clock: Beautiful iPhone apps by HybridWorks

I’m not well versed with Japanese culture, but from the limited explanation, I gather that Yoritsuki is a simulation of a Japanese hot spring inn. It’s a view, from inside of your room, showing you a peaceful pond with trees surrounding every inch of it. I don’t know what it is about this app that makes it so heartwarming. Whether it’s the intricately drawn artwork (absolutely stunning on a retina display), or that the environment feels alive, or that the...

Swish: Dribbbleable dribbble app for iPhone

I don’t know what to make of native dribbble apps for the iPhone. To me dribbble is a ‘website’ than something that goes in an app. 95% of the time I land on dribbble is via a link on twitter or a google search. Moreover the dribbble api doesn’t allow any searching (yet), so you’re stuck with the four limited feeds. But that’s just me. Probably tons of people who want to dribbble it up every morning, on the go,...

Verbs — Simple Instant Messaging with Cloud App integration

There’s no scarcity of IM apps on the App Store. From official apps like Yahoo, AIM and Skype to multi-protocol apps like IM+ and Beejive, there’s enough choice for all kinds of users. But good looking IM clients so far there have been none. Verbs is the new kid on the block and brings to the table two lovely things: elegant aesthetics and Cloud App integration. Being developed by Chaitanya at #Include Tech with the graphics designed by the lovely...

Gift Plan — Prettier than the gifts you’ll buy

What is with me and custom tab bar styles? I just love em! They might be superficial and add no extra functionality, but if done right can be insanely pretty. Gift Plan from Glasshouse Apps (the guys who made Barista and The Early Edition) is an app finely tuned for a Christmas gift shopping experience — that practically begs for a superficial design. Personally I don’t know if you need a shopping app like this (as against having a text...

What Cocktail? — Mouth-Watering Shots of Alcohol

Are there better ways to chill out in the evening than sitting in a bar with friends? Non-drinkers please don’t answer. Philosophical questions aside, there is always one big question you have to answer to make the sit-in perfect: What Cocktail? Now you can easily find the perfect cocktail optimized for your current mood on your iPhone. The app “What Cocktail?”, developed by flightless productions, helps you to find your perfect liquid companion within seconds, in a simple, mouth-watering interface...

ComicStrip: Impressive UX design

I love it when app developers spend time on UX design instead of pursuing the obvious approach. I reviewed ComicStrip for SA, and if you ever feel the need to share single non-contextual images on your social networks, this is the perfect app for the job. Not only does ComicStrip sport a very smart coat of pixel paint, there’s a lot of thoughtful UX design that’s evident as you use the app. For instance, when you launch the app, there...