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19th April 2013

App Design Revamps

Reviews By 4 years ago

Over the past few months there have been some apps across both the iOS and Android platform that have either been recently released or updated to include beautiful, simplistic user interfaces. Today I”ll mention a few points on why I think these apps are heading in the right direction with design, interaction and usability.

The three apps that I have chosen to discuss are Tumblr & Keep on Android and LinkedIn on iOS.

Tumblr

Firstly, Tumblr. An app that allows you to post anything: Share photos, video, quotes, chats, links, and text. The latest update including a quick post widget and an updated user interface. They have cleaned up the navigation bar by moving the post button to the bottom right of the screen which now disappears when scrolling, but still easily accessible by scrolling back up the page. Also with a great animation revealing each post type on click. This app uses simplistic jameshallison casino design that provides a consistent experience across both web and mobile platforms. With the subtle use of interaction animations it creates for an engaging experience when exploring content.

LinkedIn

The next app worth a mention is LinkedIn on the iOS platform. Recently updated with a completely revamped native user interface with a much simpler more beautiful design. With the ability to now  invite, follow, like, share and comment on content right from the updates simplistic designed stream.

 

Google Keep

Google”s latest app release allows you to quickly capture what’s on your mind and recall it easily wherever you are. Through creating check-list entering voice notes or snapping photo”s and annotating them. This app features a beautiful clean UI with notes appearing on customisable coloured stacked cards, with the ability to remove with a swipe. It”s consistent look and feel across both mobile and web, storage with Google Drive and integration with Google Now on the android platform, it makes for an excellent user experience.

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