Category: iPhone

Ten from 2010: App Store Beauties Prettying up our iPhones

[tweetmeme]Our last roundup included the best designed apps of the year 2009. Well 2010 is almost finishing its first quarter, and we already have a few apps showcasing some amazing work. Time to dig in… Here, File File! A way to remotely access all your files on all your Macs, Here File brings in wood finish, dark textures, and vibrant icons, designed by Buck Wilson (coded by Adam Wulf and Benjamin Sherman). The application icon however has been made by...

Today Todo: Cute graphics can make a good UI too

When I first saw the screenshots of Today Todo, I wasn’t the least bit interested. I thought it was another wannabe app, trying to cash in by offering changeable backgrounds and colour labels. But I should thank Stephan for insisting I try it out. Today doesn’t have the most intuitive of user interfaces. But it comes preloaded with a tutorial in the form of a task list, so getting to know the app is just a matter of minutes. Once...

Headquarters – A slick home for your basecamp

A beauty landed in our queue today. Select Start Studios, usually in the background providing services for other developers, have released a fresh new Basecamp app. Now the App Store has seen plenty of good basecamp apps, some of which are even quite pretty. But Headquarters, is in a league of its own. Headquarters features a dark look, with bold typography, beautifully hijacked tab bar, and floating spinners. There’s almost nothing native about this app, and that’s not necessarily a...

Helvetiq – (Almost) Pointlessly beautiful

Let me start by saying I have absolutely no interest in Swiss history or culture. Yet I’ve wasted quite a bit of my time answering Swiss trivia cards on the iPhone game Helvetiq. Designed by Jilion, the guys behind the stunning HTML5 video player, Helvetiq brings aboard those same juicy buttons and controls you see on Jilion’s website and other projects. Every facet of the game is beautifully painted. Jilion’s designs thrive in colour, and Helvetiq just brings out the...

Attic – Rediscover your albums

Ah. Something new. Something beautiful. Attic, a brilliant music player, attempts to help you rediscover those albums that are collecting dust. Launch the app, and it automatically loads up all those albums with low play-counts or haven’t been played for a long time, and gives you a shelf of 15 albums to listen to. David Ross, Tapku Software (in association with Taptivate) have done a fantastic job with the user interface. You physically drag the LP into the player, from...

For All Seasons – Tears will flow, it’s so gorgeous

I never knew an app so beautiful existed for so many months without me knowing about it. For All Seasons is a fairy tale application by Andreas Müller, that doesn’t do anything other than uplift your spirit. I can’t really describe it, so I’ll just quote from the description: “For All Seasons is a piece about memories, seasons and using elements of the textual representation of the memory to create an interactive one”. Still didn’t make sense did it? You’ve...