Mobile apps are taking over the web and we see more companies directing resources mainly for the use and support of native mobile apps versus traditional websites and mobile web. With mobile internet set to exceed desktop usage on a global scale, the shift becomes even more feasible for developers and companies that build apps. […]
Recently I’ve been looking into digital illustration along with painting and other forms of composition. Traditional A4/pencil work is still the go-to solution for any illustrator. But digital work is often quicker and easier to clean up – if you work in the right software. Nowadays there are many more expensive solutions but you don’t […]
Building websites on Mac OS X provides a completely different landscape in comparison to Windows or Linux. The applications are designed much differently and built from a different standard of programmers. Not to mention the enormous Mac App Store which offers immediate downloads for software you can purchase right away. In this collection I am […]
There have been a lot of new mobile applications launching every month. The Android and iOS App Stores are gaining popularity at a rapid speed. And specifically the iPhone and iPad market has exploded with a lot of new consumers. Thus we can expect to find new design trends almost everywhere. I have put together […]
In the past we have written on creative responsive website layouts built for mobile smartphones. This trend has grown very quickly in just a few short years – and with good reason! Why not build your website to support both desktop and mobile platforms? You only need 1 set of codes and the whole layout […]
There is no denying the popularity of Apple’s iOS App Store. There are more developers joining and publishing their apps every week. And the process is moving so quickly that smaller apps with amazing features can get pushed underneath the rug. I want to dedicate this showcase to some amazing iPhone and iPad app icons. […]
User interface designers have begun the transition to working with mobile interfaces. iPhone apps are more popular than ever before and we’re seeing a huge uptick in the total numbers published for the app store. Inspiration is a huge piece to the iOS design framework. In this gallery I’ve put together some recent Dribbble submissions […]
In this post, I’m sharing twenty iPad Apps that designers may find helpful. Many of these apps have been developed in the last few months and several are also free.
If you liked this post, you may also want to check out this post on 7 Tips to Help Freelancers Get the Most from their iPad at the Freelance Folder blog. You may also want to check out 15 Amazing iPad Apps.
Art Authority for iPad
Now you don’t have to go to a museum to see great artwork. View some of the world’s best pieces of artwork from anywhere using your iPad. Great for inspiration.
App at iTunes Store
Lately I’ve noticed a number of articles with gripes and groans about the Android user experience, the way interfaces are designed, the usability of Android apps, and a lack of satisfaction with the whole Android ecosystem.
As someone who works on day-to-day basis with usability testing and user experience design, my interest was piqued. Were these users just iPhone users who expressed dissatisfaction after a brief flirtation with Android, or was there something deeper going on?
I can’t honestly say I’ve had a lot of experience with Android – although I do own two iOS devices – so I couldn’t write off these concerns one way or another. But rather than basing it off a few, possibly biased opinions, it seemed the fairest way to compare the two was to set up a quick usability test.
The Android platform is growing in popularity every day, and for good reasons. Obviously being an open-source project and having Google behind it makes it a great choice for developers. Unfortunately the Android Market can’t really compete against the Apple App Store (in my opinion).
So I’ve chosen 25 Android apps that I think can be very useful to designers, developers and web-workers. You’ll find editors, reference guides, blogging tools, image editing tools and more. If you have your Android device handy you can scan the QR Codes next to each item in the list using the Barcode Scanner application.