An Unhealthy Lust for Design

Weather Station Pro, the good kind of weather

What is it with people and wanting to know the weather, I will never understand. I personally look outside, and figure it out based on my past experiences, but if you’re the kind who trusts your meteorologal department, Weather Station Pro is where the good kind of weather is at. The app starts with a great icon, and follows up with some beautiful shades of blue and pastels for the UI. The UI is one big slate giving you an...

Weather HD: Wow for the sake of it

Since the conspicuous absense of Apple’s default weather app on the iPad, we’ve wondered what a weather app would look like. Turns out, HD video is the answer. Weather HD brings you the weather backed by a stunning HD video of that climatic condition. It’s got videos for snow, rain, thunderstorms, and a lot of clouds, each of which looks absolutely stunning on the iPad’s screen—portrait or landscape. It displays the current weather, wind speeds, and humidity, in a corner,...

The Guardian Eyewitness for iPad: Stupendously Stunning Photography

The iPad’s rich display is great for viewing pictures, but personal pictures from iPhoto can only go so far. The Guardian Eyewitness app, documents each day’s major news event in a picture. Just one perfect image, with a little caption. And it really shines on the iPad. The experience is nothing like viewing their site in a browser (where you’d much rather just head over to 9gag and watch some funnies instead). The colours on the iPad look so rich,...

Tracking Deliveries through the Cloud

The iXyr team finally finally—finally!—got their iPads, and have been busy all weekend devouring all kinds of apps on the next revolution in personal computing. We had a friend in the US order the iPads from the Apple Online Store (which ship out from China), after which he re-routed them to the mysterious and magical lands of India. To help us salivate throughout its travels, we had the help of one hell of an awesome service, Junecloud’s Delivery Status. Delivery...

CSSDesk: Test Drive your Code

“Ever wanted to quickly try something in HTML and CSS?”, asks developer Josh Pyles of Pixelmatrix designs. That is the way he introduced his new side project CSSDesk, and that is exactly what it is. Built using HTML5 and CSS (with a tiny bit of Flash®), CSSDesk allows you to live mockup a page, or just any UI element right in your web browser. And it looks good, too! I’m still trying to find a use case scenario for myself,...

Ego for iPad shows up with extra pixels

Who doesn’t love tracking stats? Especially when they look so good. On the iPhone, Ego is one app I launch almost every day (rather, every five minutes). Yes, I’m that desperate. But look what Garrett Murray has done with Ego for iPad. While the app still sports its simple minimalistic list of all your stats, the right side is an embedded webkit browser, which just shines when using Mint stats. Well actually I’m saying that judging by the screenshots; I...