New Android Interface
The live section of the FIFA app has lots of great love content when a match has started. It’s easy to flick between then using a swipe gesture with the tabs at the top.
One problem that persists over all of the screens is the chat button in the bottom left that hides some of the content which is a little annoying.
I’ve promoted the app to my homescreen for the tournament as I’ll be using it regularly to keep up to date with the games and news.
OffOf - Percentage Calculator
This app by Drew Wilson has just been released on The App Store today. Its a very simple percentage calculator app that lets you work out the percentage off of a certain amount or of a certain amount. This will be super handy for when you want to find out how much to tip or when you need to work out how much money you’re going to get off of some shopping. The design is super minimal with a sweet toggle to switch between off and of, best of all its free!
Apple Design Awards
At WWDC yesterday Apple announced the winners of the Apple Design Awards. The event is meant to recognize the best and most innovative Macintosh and iOS software and hardware produced by independent developers, as well as the best and most creative uses of Apple’s products. The stand out winners for me this year are Yahoo News Digest and Threes which I’ve been using on a regular basis since they were released. Below is the complete list of winners.
• PanoPerfect, by HalfPeeled & TwoBros
• Addimal Adventure, by Teachley
• Leo’s Fortune, by 1337 and Senri
• Day One for Mac, by Bloom Built
• Blek, by Kunabi Brother
• Yahoo News Digest, by Yahoo
• Threes, by Sirvo
• Cinemagraph Pro, by Flixel Photos
• DEVICE 6, by Simogo
• Storehouse, by Storehouse Media
• Sky Guide, by Fifth Star Labs
• Monument Valley, by ustwo
Sunrise for Android
Sunrise the popular iOS calendar app got released for Android last week. I’ve been using Sunrise for iOS for a while now and really like the clean UI. It has a whole host of features including Reminders, Timezone support and social network integration for Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare and Twitter. If you’re an Android user Sunrise is definitely worth checking out even if it’s just to see the design.
Here are some of the beautiful illustrations in the game TwoDots. I’ve been playing it for the last 24 hours and it’s a great sequel to the original game.
The follow up to the popular Dots game has arrived on The App Store today, and now has 85 challenging levels to play through. Instead of playing against the clock like the first game you work your way through the adventure at your own pace. The levels look beautifully illustrated and will become more difficult as you come up against Yetis. Squids and more. The app is free and offers a few in app purchases to enhance the game play if you need em.
Interesting new update to Snapchat coming today, I’ve never used the app but it has a new chat feature that looks interesting. Check out the video and you can see how the way the user interacts with the message and how they can quickly switch to video mode. It looks a great and easy way to effortlessly change between typing a message and having a video chat with your friends.
I’m going to download the new update when its available to see if it works as well as it looks in the video above.
Ridiculous Fishing: A Tale Of Redemption
This game is hands down one of the best games for iOS & Android. It has an amazing illustrative style and the game play is outstanding. If you haven’t played it I highly recommend giving it a go.
Numerical is a calculator without equal. Whether you’re doing simple math, advanced brackets and exponentiation, or need a running history of your previous work, Numerical has the answer.
Beautiful design…it’s what the iOS 7 calculator app should have been.
Does the calculations in real time so no need for a equals button. (how come nobody else thought of this?)
Great app icon that uses the iOS 7 grid system.
Simple to use, no extra functionality which makes its core feature stand out.
Swipe left and right on the top section to go back or forward a step in your calculations.
No landscape mode.
Not the apps fault but it’s just far to easy to quickly flick up the control centre and access the native calculator through that button. If only iOS let you customise those buttons and launch any app you wanted for calculator and camera. That ease of use is the only reason I don’t use this app as much as it deserves.
Why you should download it:
Great replacement calculator for the iPhone. Its simple and easy to use. Not having an equals button makes it super fast and its surprising that no other calculator app hasn’t thought of this.
At £1.99 its a little pricy but if you use a calculator a lot on your iPhone then its worth getting. It’s a shame that the shortcut in control centre can’t be customised to use other apps but thats not the developers fault.