articles on

Sneak Peek at the #NewVSCO

Sneak Peek at the #NewVSCO

VSCO is personally one of my favourite Photo Editing App out there, I almost use it every single day. I really love it because it's a great tool to create/make. Ever since they've updated the capacity to save larger images, that was a game-changer for me and I am pretty sure for most of us. Nowadays, we tend to use filters almost everywhere on Social Media, I love VSCO because you can take a subtle approach while creating a greater picture. We are sharing a sneak peek of the NewVSCO. We’re excited to share that we’ll be rolling out a redesigned mobile app for iOS and Android, which focuses equally on both creating and discovering on the VSCO platform. Move seamlessly between a space for editing and publishing, and a space for consuming great content from the people you follow and VSCO Originals. Watch the Video New VSCO coming soon! For more information: http://vsco.co.

Design Hunt: a great source of inspiration into an app

Design Hunt: a great source of inspiration into an app

For those who are always looking for great source of inspirations for design projects would be awesome to give a try at Design Hunt, a daily collection of the best products, apps and inspirations for all creatives. We carefully collect, curate, and review all content before publishing. We pick the best content from all major content providers like Designer News, Pinterest, Product Hunt, Dribbble, Fast Co, Designspiration, etc. New sources are added frequently.

National Geographic World Atlas iOS App

National Geographic World Atlas iOS App

Take a look behind the scenes of the full redesign of National Geographic World Atlas IOS App. The design process included examining and updating the features in the existing app, with a focus on elegant typography and usability. Check it out! National Geographic wanted to completely refresh their very first iOS app, the World Atlas, so they approached us to rebuild it from the ground up. The design process included examining and updating the features in the existing app, with a focus on elegant typography and usability. Perhaps the most interesting side-effect of rebuilding the app was the effect it had on the National Geographic cartographers – seeing their cartography on a responsive, interactive globe inspired them to start thinking differently about digital maps. Since release, the National Geographic World Atlas has been featured several times by Apple, including the weekly Best New Apps section and 2015's Best of April. Also, thanks to the new daily content, the app has the most returning users of any National Geographic iOS product Credits Ben Cline — Creative Director / Designer Matt Carney — Art Directior / Designer Eric Atwell — Designer Geof Crowl — Designer Ben Mingo — Designer Megan Hansen — UX / IA

App Design: Medium for Android

Concept Design: Medium for Android

Medium has grown so big and beautiful in last few months. It it probably most elegant, fast and functional platform to share the amazing stories and ideas with everyone out there. Every day thousands of new voices publish their unique experiences, views, and reflections to Medium.com, creating the largest, most diverse collection of stories on the internet. Medium for Android, is a simple app that lets you read and write the stories that matter most to you. My goal with this project was to imagine Medium for Android by making use of Google’s Material Design language as seen in Android 5.0 Lollipop. The concept is to innovate Medium platform for Android using Material Design, without losing its brand identity. That was my goal, to make the Medium to modernize without losing any functionality and not cause any loss of users. Find out more about the designer Sahil Vhora behance.net/sahilvhora. Read the full article at Medium: https://medium.com/@sahilvhora/medium-app-material-design-11866aed0309

The Grid: Platform - UX/UI

The Grid: Platform - UX/UI

Since the first time I heard about the Grid platform I got really curious about the idea behind it. "The Grid harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to take everything you throw at it - videos, images, text, urls and more - and automatically shape them into a custom website unique to you." - Sounds awesome but I really wanted to see a bit more about it and in this post I finally got an idea of how the outcome will be, and it look awesome. Check it out. For more information about Leigh Taylor check out his Behance profile at https://www.behance.net/leightaylor Working designs of the Grid platform. A collection of conceptualisations of what is currently being developed. *Subject to change for something more awesome.

YouTube Kids!

YouTube Kids!

Hello Monday and YouTube got together, and in the beginning of 2015 announced the birth of their love child, YouTube Kids! A safe place for kids to play. I don't have kids but I decided to take a look and I have to say, I love it. It's just amazing to experience a new, more simplified way to browse videos. I just wish Youtube would apply some of the learnings from this app to the one for adults. We were asked to help create a safe video environment that parents can trust, where kids can find amazing content that’s perfect for them, and where both groups can have a blast, together. We designed the entire brand identity, including the product interface. The kid-friendly UI uses icons and tips that any young mind can easily understand. Inspired by our own childhood best friends, invisible pals, and favorite toys, we created an animated character sidekick that guides each child through the app, and grows along with them. The visual identity draws from the original aesthetics of YouTube, the mother brand. It’s fun, quirky and embodies the YouTube Kids brand. Design & Art Direction Johanne Bruun Rasmussen & Steffen Christiansen UI/UX Emil Bjerregaard Juul & Steffen Christiansen Animation Evan B. Anthony & Josh Parker Project management Megan Potter

MyApp Templates

MyApp Templates

Have you ever thought about launching your own app? I do all the time. I love to build things hence starting Abduzeedo. Back in the day web was the medium, now however, apps are taking over. So, if you want to create your app you most definitely need a programmer, but with some basic templates it's possible to learn by doing or understanding how it was done. That's the simple goal of MyApp Templates and you can find some very useful templates for Android and iOS apps. Our team of mobile visual designers put together beautiful, platform ready designs which are provided as .psd files. You can get these and start modifying them immediately. We put a lot of thought into super useable UX, and often take inspiration from the best apps available in the App Store and Play Store. For more information check out http://myapptemplates.com/

Music App - Motion Design

Music App - Motion Design

Motion design has become a super important part of any mobile app design. Smooth animations and the right curves can give to your product a much more refined look and feel. We see simple bounce and elastic effects give a organic feel, because that's the way we things happen in real life. Apple has been exploring this for a long time and more and more we see product designers working closer with motion designers to enhance the user experience. A good example of some motion design is the Music Application project by Sergey Valiukh. Sergey is an art director, graphic designer, motion designer, architect from Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. For more information visit http://valiukhsergey.com/ Hey buddies! Today I want to share introductory screens animation. The app allows to upload music files to your account, listen to songs, create parties sharing music to all available devices nearby. The app's motto is Listen! Synchronize! Via Behance

Hospital App - Concept by Jurgen Ploeger

Hospital App - Concept by Jurgen Ploeger

Designing mobile application has become what designing websites were in the Web 2.0. There are many differences between these two medias, for websites context was more predictable, someone would have to be using his/her computer. With mobile phones the context plays a huge role and understanding where, when and how people will interact with your product will give you the insights you need to design a better product. Today we feature a really cool concept app design for nurses created by Jurgen Ploeger. This concept hospital app let's nurses monitor their patients, e.g. measuring their blood pressure (systolic and diastolic) multiple times a day, which will give them an overview of any progression Jurgen Ploeger is a Dutch UI/UX & Interaction Designer currently based in Amsterdam. At the moment he is freelancing in his spare time, alongside being part of FRONTISME where he pushes pixels as designer. He is still attending school as a multimedia design student. Via Behance

The Collage - Tablet App

The Collage - Tablet App

It is amazing to see the evolution of interface designs. More and more designers are reducing the differences between design seen in magazines to design of software, especially for tablets. The Collage is a great example, it brings a lot of the layout style commonly seen in magazines. The result is super sleek and we look forward to seeing more apps like this. Browsing the latest news and trends from fashion shows to architecture on The Collage is inspiring. It is a minimalist style magazine on iPad designed to collect the most avant-garde visual content.

VSCO Cam for Android Release

VSCO Cam for Android Release

The highly anticipated Android app, VSCO Cam, is now available worldwide in the Google Play Store for most devices running Android 4.0 and higher. We don't publish press-releases that often here on Abduzeedo, however VSCO Cam is such a great app with filters that allow you to produce beautiful photos. Never content with the status quo, VSCO Cam is a massive leap forward for Android mobile photography. Utilizing innovative technology, VSCO Cam enables results previously unattainable on Android devices. The superior technology of VSCO Cam is best seen in the editing of images. VSCO Cam includes a default set of Presets and Tools with adjustable strengths, allowing for efficient editing and precise customization. Mobile photographers can add to VSCO Cam's provided editing arsenal by purchasing additional Presets and Tools, which are available in the In-App store. From vivid colors to faded black and whites, VSCO Cam offers the best mobile Presets and Tools on the market. The image library boasts multiple thumbnail sizes for a customizable browsing experience, as well as the ability to organize, favorite and filter images. Photographers can easily share their images via multiple outlets, including VSCO Grid, Google Plus, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Weibo, Gallery and email. VSCO Grid is a minimalist publishing platform allowing photographers to showcase their best images in a clean, beautiful manner. Directly integrated into the app, sharing images to VSCO Grid is quick & simple. Images uploaded to a personal VSCO Grid are eligible to be featured in a stunning gallery on the VSCO website (grid.vsco.co). VSCO Grid arguably boasts the best living collection of imagery online. Download App Here ABOUT VSCO VSCO is passionate about creating beautiful and efficient digital tools for the modern creative. Formed in 2011, the company is located in the Bay Area, just outside of San Francisco, CA. http://vsco.co

Case Study: Weather and Time App

Case Study: Weather and Time App

On this case study we will go over an app idea by Bulgarian designer Spovv. His idea was to create an app that tells the weather by the hour, and also allows you to access email. The design is very slick so let's take a close look at it. For more from Spovv visit behance.net/s-pov. Here is the idea for the app "Weather and Time2" Actions of Screens Weather and Time Download .PSD File

Wyzowl Promo Video Giveaway + Winner Announced

Promotion is a very important thing when it comes of spreading the word and get more exposure. In association with Wyzowl, a web video company based in New England. We're giving away to one lucky winner, a free app or promo video by Wyzowl playable for Mac, Web iOS and Android. Prize One lucky winner will get either a free app or a promo video by Wyzowl for your site or product. A prize worth of $595. We'll announce the lucky winner next week! Update Our lucky winner is Prachin_siddhi! Congratulations to everyone who participate, and thanks to Wyzowl for offering such cool giveaway! How to Enter (2 Easy Ways) Way 1: Comment - Just leave a comment in the comment box below with your portfolio link so we can pick the best ones for the final selection. Way 2: Tweet Tweet! - Also you can tweet: "I want to get a @wyzowlvideo for @(your app or site) from @abduzeedo promo video giveaway! (http://abduzeedo.com/wyzowl-promo-video-giveaway) #abdzwyzowl" All Rights to Wyzowl About Wyzowl We write a script for your video. This explains how the video is structured and what happens at each point in time. This will help you visualise your video before it is created. Once we have created your script you will have the option to review it and provide any feedback you have. We will make unlimited revisions until you are 100% happy. We will create your video using your website or mobile app content. Your videos are produced to professional 720p HD quality. Once your video is complete you will have the option to review it and provide any feedback you have. We will make unlimited revisions until you are 100% happy. Once you are happy with the video we will provide your video files in standard MP4 format so you can use them as you like. All Rights to Wyzowl Links For more information about Wyzowl, you can visit their website at Wyzowl.com, follow Wyzowl on Twitter @wyzowlvideo.

Cage App: Next Level of Collaboration for Designers + Discount Code

The Cage App is a new way for designers and teams to share, manage and approve your creative work and build an easier relationship with your clients. It is as simple as it sounds! Let me take you through some of those features and you will see how quickly you'll love to give it a try! Cage allows users to easily upload and present files, manage tasks, organize revisions and receive approvals all in one simple environment. Since Cage entered private beta in 2011, more than 20,000 creative professionals have signed up to use the product, including many who work at some of the biggest brands in the world. To get more information about Cage, visit their website at CageApp.com. All Rights to CageApp All Rights to CageApp Features Useful features to help you better manage creative projects online Users can now manage, assign and complete tasks without leaving the appIn-app Sharing: Users can now send and receive projects seamlessly without having to copy and paste links into emailVideo Player: Clients can now offer frame-by-frame feedback directly on video projectsApprovals: Users can now receive client approvals directly within the appRevisions: Users can now easily version client feedback and present changes within the appFile Support: Users can now upload a wide variety of files, including popular image and video formats, and even PSDsNotifications: Teams and Clients stay in the loop with customizable email notificationsActivity Steam: Users can now catch up and stay current on all activity in the appArchive: Users can now archive inactive projects to reference in the future Our biggest goal in re-imaging Cage was to make it useful for any type of designer, artist or creative team without a lot of clutter. Leaving out vital features for the sake of simplicity leads to workarounds, and that doesn’t work for anyone. We wanted to make sure the tool we built would make it easy for creatives to present, manage and secure approvals on their work…and look like geniuses while doing it. All Rights to CageApp All Rights to CageApp All Rights to CageApp All Rights to CageApp All Rights to CageApp Video Discount Code Cage App will give each person 20% for the first month on any plan you might like. Use the code: abduzeedo.

App Review: Gradient by Jumpzero

Today I wanna share a review about an app I tried a couple days ago and I truly enjoyed it. It's the Gradient App from Jumpzero, the app is the opportunity to create gradients for web browsers. It's a really good app for the web designers and also for designers that wants a useful colour app at hand. All rights reserved to GradientApp.com The Look As I first noticed, the look is really simple, one window with straight-forward options. We can clearly see that the purpose is to create the gradients. All rights reserved to GradientApp.com The Options The Gradient App is coming with three different main functions to make gradients. You have selecting the colours which is pretty common. You have also by setting the gradient appears or by creating it in CSS. The use of the Custom Color Picker is very recommended also. All rights reserved to GradientApp.com More Options You can also select the type of gradients, either is direction and centre position. Choosing “linear” type, you will choose one of four directions; down, right, diagonally down and diagonally up. If you select a radial gradient then you have a few more choices as to where you want the gradient to centre. I think it's a good option to make some variations. All rights reserved to GradientApp.com Get the Code The CSS button will give you a Live Preview of the code you chose. If you're happy happy with it, you can just copy to clipboard and paste it into your design, or go back and make some modifications. All rights reserved to GradientApp.com Final Words I truly enjoyed the simplicity and efficiency of the Gradient App. For the price of 4.99 (US - Canada), you get a simple useful app packed with great features. Get it now on iTunes. For more information about the Gradient App and Jumpzero, you can check out the gradient website at GradientApp.com or simply follow them on Twitter @jumpzero .

UI Design: Reinstall My Apps

It's awesome when some of our posts get attention enough to get people interested in showing their work. That's exactly the case of the Dear Future Astronaut NY, a Swedish creative group. They told us about their app for the iPhone called "Reinstall My Apps", which is beautifully designed. Unfortunately, it got rejected by Apple, so you only get to see the design screen shots. About it, they say: Remember how earlier you did not have the Purchases tab in iTunes App Store on iPhone? So if you removed some app from your device and wanted to reinstall it, the only option was to try to buy it again and if you already purchased it your card won’t be charged. But if you missed the name or the version (ex. Was it Angry Birds Rio or Angry Birds Seasons I had bought?) you would end up buying the second app. So Dear Future Astronaut AB developed Reinstall My Apps which provided users with a searchable history of all purchased apps which can be reinstalled for free directly from the list. The app was completed and fully functional and submitted to Apple for a review. But Apple rejected it and, fortunately for the users but unfortunately for the app in question, introduced that missing feature directly into the App Store. So, now it can be only used as a good example of app development project. To check more of their work, please check out their portfolio at Behance. They'll appreciate it. I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;)

UI Design: Sad Comics for iPad

Comic books lovers everywhere gotta love when they get to see a beautifully designed comics app. The secret for a good comic app lays in its simplicity. Cool simplicity, I must say. This is the Sad Comics app, a project by HonkFu, a art group based in Russia. I must say that there are many great Russian designers yet to be found, and these guys are an example. Besides loving the app itself, I must say that their illustrations are pretty rad. For more of their work, don't forget to check out their portfolio at Behance. I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;)