The Platter: 24 November 2013
Contrast has relaunched their popular Trip Cubby app as Mileage Log+. A completely new, iOS 7 only app, it is arguably the best looking mileage tracker on the App Store and is compliant with IRS format. Apps like this need easy access to new entries and past trips and it has everything including Dropbox sync and Excel compatible exporting. Mileage Log+ is available on the App Store for $9.99.
A few days after announcing the retirement of Fontcase, Bohemian Coding have announced a completely new app written from scratch, called Fonts. Although Fonts has a much smaller feature-set compared to its predecessor, its UI is what really caught our eye. The Fonts’ UI seems to be heavily inspired by the general design philosophy of iOS 7, being the first Mac app to debut with such a UI. Fonts is available on the Mac App Store for just $9.99.
Radium for iPhone
Radium for iPhone, the beautiful internet radio app to enjoy quality streaming music was updated with a very neat iOS 7 UI. Not just that, the App is currently Free on the App Store, so go grab it if you haven’t already.
Appzgear is an online resource website by Rakesh that offers app design resources for anyone who develops apps. Right now, there are two products on offer on the site — a full iPhone app template and a set of glyphs available in dark & light versions.
Themer is a Home Screen replacement app for your Android phone. It comes with a large variety of themes for you to try. Android customization used to take a lot of time and dozens of different apps to achieve. Themer takes all the frustration out of the process. If you like a theme, simply click on download and it will be applied on your home screen. Of course, it’s not as flexible as your custom Android launcher, but it’s super easy to use and works well. Some of the newer themes are really good as well. Themer is currently in open Beta and is available from Google Play.
Bandcamp for iOS and Android
Bandcamp finally released apps for iPhone and Android late last month. The apps are great and the having instant access to music you buy on Bandcamp is pretty great. The apps look great and work brilliantly. Everything from the icon to the clean look makes you want to buy more music on the service that is already so good. Bandcamp is available on the App Store and Google Play for free and requires signing up for a free fan account.
Fruit Tart Icon
We haven’t stopped drooling since we came across this scrumptiously delicious Fruit Tart icon by CreativeDash. The detailing in the icon is phenomenal and could well be the most delicious icon we’ve ever seen.
The Loop Magazine 2.0
The Loop Magazine has undergone a huge visual overhaul in version 2 and the magazine now fits perfectly on iOS 7. It has tons of great new animations and the content is put in the forefront. The first version was a little buggy overall and now everything feels more polished and better than ever. It is available for free on the App Store and subscriptions are $1.99 a month.
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