Category: iPhone

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...

Path.

As much as I think the service is uninteresting, Path surely has some good design in its iPhone app. Everything from the sign up process to viewing friends, to publishing pictures, it’s smooth pixels all the way. When I first saw the screenshots, I thought this was an app I’d use every day. It was only when I got to know the whole story did I figure it was a waste of my time.

Airbnb — Start thinking of excuses to book a bnb

When multiple pixel addicts tip you off about a single app, you know it’s something out of this world. Airbnb may not be the kind of functionality you ordered, but indulging in its pixels is certainly not a sin, especially since it’s free. The app starts with vibrant photos of random bnb offerings falling on your screen. Airbnb flashes on screen, and so the journey begins. They’ve modified the tab bar, giving it just the right amount of texture to...