An Unhealthy Lust for Design

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...

Aweditorium — The name says it all

You’ve probably heard of the sixty one by now. It’s a web application where you discover great music from new indie artists. The site’s audio engine however has been Flash driven, so it didn’t work on iOS. Well, they’ve now brought it to the iPad, in a beautiful app worthy of the name. The sixty one has always been about the artists, the entire window filled with imagery. Aweditorium maintains the look and feel throughout, with a gorgeous grid for...

Steinway Metronome — Beautiful rhythm and woods

Steinway & Sons is one of the best, if not the best piano manufacturing companies in the world. Their instruments are symbols perfectionism and quality, and are bought by top musicians all over the world. And now, you can get some of this unique Steinway feeling and look on your iPhone for free — with the mobile Steinway metronome app. Designed by Jesse Bennett-Chamberlain this app offers unique style in perfection combined with a very useful metronome. Taking nearly every...

Follow Friday: Beautiful Pixels

Can I have a minute of your time? Thanks. I hope you’ve appreciated that we don’t promote ourselves on every corner of this blog. But we would still appreciate it if our audience would grow further on all of our platforms, and some of you may not be aware of our expanding network, so let me put it in writing.

Is Realistic UI Design Realistic?

The other day one of our twitter followers recommended we feature Courier by Real Mac Software. It would seem like an obvious app to feature here, given the amount of ‘design’ that went into the app. Unfortunately, I don’t think it’s a good app. If I want to upload some pictures to Flickr, I don’t want to pull out an envelope and sit through animations and drag virtual stamps in. I want to have it up there, and be done...