We're happy to share the news of a colorful new app launch today on Abduzeedo called Swatches, a color picker for the real world. Have you ever tried to start a painting project and gotten stuck at that critical moment where you actually have to commit to a paint color? Picking paint colors is hard. Sure it's easy to spot a great color out in the world but super difficult to remember a color that you’ve seen, let alone figure out which paint color is the closest match. Swatches is a free iPhone app that solves this problem. Using manual white balance, exposure and color matching algorithms, Swatches lets you capture your colors with accuracy and ease. Think Shazam for paint. Andrew Campoli, a product designer and iOS Developer, is the mastermind to thank for the inventive idea that enables you to simply use your iPhone camera to accurately capture colors that inspire you in your daily life. Swatches then gives information about the color like the nearest paint, Pantone, RGB and Hex values and lets you easily share your swatches and palettes with friends and clients. If you've ever wanted to paint your wall a true sky blue or color your logo with your favorite flower then Swatches was made for you. Learn more here and head on over to the iTunes Store to download Swatches for free.
As we all witnessing the end of Summer (Northern Hemisphere), didn’t anybody felt like it was the quickest summer? We hope that you guys had some time to rest and chasing some light before fall will slowly manifest itself. Through the BBQs, camping trips, road trips; some of us didn’t have that chance and worked hard at making and launching their products to the consumer group. I am intrigued by their strategy and comprehension behind launching products in what I think is the lower season of the year? I am might considerably be wrong because we got to witness some pretty cool products this summer and we drafted down a list of apps, tools, upgrades and more for your hunting of new things to discover. Places to Work Where do you want to work? Enter your location and find out a list of places to work. Tinycards Memorize anything while playing a game! Tinycards is a brand new app from the team behind Duolingo, the most downloaded education app in the world. Even though it won't necessary increase your productivity, I thought it will be great to share as well. Think with Google Put Google research and insight behind your thinking Highly Highlight the web to share the important parts. Panda A smart news reader built for productivity, powered by integrations. Bear App Bear is a beautiful, flexible writing app for crafting notes and prose. Website Downloader Download all the source code and assets of any website Mimo Learn how to code on mobile Buffer A better way to share on social media Compressify Upload any video format file to compress to web-compatible WebM. Sans Francisco A collection of tools to help designers craft delightful experiences. Conv Convert YouTube video to MP3, GIF or MP4. Product Pages Curated directory of the best product pages App Screenshot Builder Create beautiful screenshots for App store & Google play. All for Free! Opentest Seamless screen, mic and camera recording for Chrome. Completely free. Lacona Call up Lacona with a keyboard shortcut and type whatever you want to do. It gives intelligent suggestions as you type and then follows your orders.
Coolcal is a simple and easy-to-use weather calendar application that will make your day better. That's the description from one of the guys behind it and they have a different approach on how to present the calendar information. It's a simpler an minimal attempt to change how we use calendars. I have to say, from the mocks they share on Behance it looks gorgeous, I can say much about the UI/UX before using it but from what I see it makes me want to definitely give it a try. The folks from Netguru are the ones responsible for the application and they are being so kind to share a bit more about the design and development process on their website. They also have some freebies like the weather icon set. For more information check out their Behance profile. UI/UX
Motion design has become one of the hottest areas in terms of UI design. Attention to detail has gone further than just graphics but also how UI elements behave when touched or new content is loaded. Ion, an animation and motion design studio from Barcelona, shared some beautiful work executed for the app Wyldfire illustrating motion design at its best. For more information check out the app at http://www.wyldfireapp.com/#intro Via Behance
There are some apps that really are a treat to the eyes. A well design app has the power to catch your attention and you'll instantly want to download and use it. It's the case of the Weather Dashboard / Global Outlook. It's a project by English designer Jonathan Quintin. Unfortunately, as long as I know, this is not available for download (I've looked for it). That's sad... I would love to put my hands and eyes on this gorgeous app. For more of Jonathan's work, please visit his portfolio at Behance. He'll definitely enjoy it. Cheers! ;)
Time for more cool UI Design here at Abduzeedo! This time, let's check the design of Airwala, a flight search app for the iPhone done by Indian designer Barjinder Singh. Check it out. Here you can see some screens from the app. Looks pretty slick and well done. What do you guys think about it? It's really awesome when you guys give your opinions here, and we'd like you to do that more. These are only some screens, but for more of this app, check out Barjinder's portfolio at Behance. He'll definitely appreciate your visit. Also, if you know any other awesome flight search apps (or any other kind, actually), let us know! Cheers. ;)
Time for another great looking app! This time, let's check the Mixtape, an app for iOS to remind us of how great the tape era was. It had a certain charm... to record your own mixtapes and share them with the ones you love. I remember recording many of these, and just by looking at this app I go on trip by memory lane. For all the 90's children and teenagers out there, check this app out. Great idea and execution by designer Marco Nenzi, from Italy. Check out more screens of it at his Behance portfolio. Cheers. ;)
Time to get back to our non-official series of UI Design! I thought it was a good time to get back since I found this amazing app concept. It's the Noteworthy app for the iPhone. This concept was done by designer Ante Matijaca from Croatia. Gotta say I really love the color palette. It looks amazing! I wish I could play around a little bit with this. You should really check out Ante's portfolio at Behance for more great ui design pieces. It's really worth it. I hope you enjoy this. ;)
For this Weekly Apps we have selected 2 Android and 2 iOS apps. You'll find here Cheddar and Fontain for iOS, with their lovely UI's! Also, we recommend you take a look at Rdio and Google+ for Android, all of them are totally free. You can keep sending me your suggestions via Twitter twitter.com/FabianoMe and include #abdz_apps in the message. Rdio - rdio.com This is a complete redesign and rewrite of Rdio for Android. Rdio is the best way to discover, play and share millions of songs, wherever you go – completely ad-free. And even offline, when you don’t have a 3G or Wi-Fi connection.Cheddar - cheddarapp.com Cheddar keeps your world organized. It's easy to use on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and on the web. Cheddar is super simple and instantly in sync on all of your devices.Google+ - plus.google.com Stay connected and share life as it happens.Fontain - thefontain.com Fontain is a free iPhone App which allows you to take a snap of gifts you got and share it with friends, family and followers.
For this Weekly Apps we have selected 2 Android and 2 iOS apps. You'll find here Flipboard and Square for Android, with their amazing UI's and totally free! For iOS we recommend you take a look on Gipis and Analytiks, I'm sure you'll love to know those apps. You can keep sending me your suggestions via Twitter twitter.com/FabianoMe and include #abdz_apps in the message. Flipboard - flipboard.com Flipboard brings together world news and social news in a beautiful magazine. Flipboard's award-winning experience lets people see everything in one place. By bringing together the world's stories and life's great moments, you can stay up to date with the things that matter most.Square - squareup.com Square puts people in business. Accept credit cards and cash on your Android device with the free Square Card Reader. It's only 2.75% per swipe for Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Discover. No contracts, monthly fees or merchant accounts. Funds are deposited into your bank account the next day. Square makes it easy for anyone to accept payments, anywhere.Gipis - gip.is This is a free application for your iPhone, which uses a built-in GPS to automatically keep track of your workouts. You can also enter your activities manually — Gipis will never lose any of personal workouts stats.Analytiks - analytiksapp.com We combine Google Analytics data with meaningful and friendly messages for an one screen stats everybody understands. Analytiks is made for novice bloggers and experienced webmasters looking for more than just hard data.
Hi guys, today we will start a new series of posts. Yep, and I'm sure you will absolutely love this one! In these posts we're going to show you some amazing apps. Some have great UIs, others are really useful and will improve your productivity, but all of them will inspire you. We hope you enjoy it! As usual we would love to hear from you, keep sending your suggestions for us and we will be more than happy to feature your Abduzeedo. Send me your suggestions via Twitter twitter.com/FabianoMe and include #abdz_apps in the message. Enjoy! 30/30 - binaryhammer.com 30/30 helps you get stuff done! You set up a list of tasks, and a length of time for each of them. When you start the timer, it will tell you when to move on to the next task. That’s it!NotifyMe - notifymecloud.com NotifyMe for iPad lets you manage and create reminders with comfort on a big iPad screen. It's easy, yet provides advanced reminder features. It syncs live via cloud with NotifyMe on iPhone and Mac, so your reminders are always with you wherever you are.iA Writer - iawriter.com The quintessential writing machine for your iPad and iPhone. iA Writer makes sure that your thoughts go into the text—and not into the program. With keyboard extension, focus mode, iCloud and Dropbox integration.WTHR - http://wthr.co Stop wasting time staring at weather radars and atmospheric pressure readings, you're not an airline pilot...WTHR™ lets you spend more time enjoying the weather...then watching it.
When designing we have to think about the goals of our project, the audience and what we want them to feel when seeing our design. Among all areas of a design project, color selection is one of the most important. They can make our design look cold, warm, retro, futuristc, vintage, etc. Because of that a good color scheme can make your work look much more professional. In the Mod is a very nice AIR application. It allows us to drag images and create color palettes from them. Also, you will be able to save these colors directly to Illustrator and Photoshop. With the recent release of Adobe® Air™ and Adobe SwitchBoard, we now have the capability of connecting the dots between stand-alone Air applications, the internet and Adobe's Creative Suite 3. As a result, Kelvin Luck – the creator of Flashr: the ActionScript Flickr API wrapper – and Dr. Woohoo introduce three new color tools to create instant palettes that: Search Flickr. Capture images with your WebCam. Or drag-n-drop images from your computer. Just click a magic button, and the colors are saved to Illustrator, Photoshop CS3 or as an XML file for Processing. The new editions of In The Mod allow digital artists and designers to create instant color palettes of one-to-thousands of colors from a variety of sources — Flickr, your WebCam, images on your computer, or choose from a collection of (in)famous paintings — to use in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator CS3 or Processing. For more information check out the In The Mod website at http://inthemod.com/. Also we have 2 licenses for In The Mod to giveway, just leave an email and next week we will announce the winners.
There are some very good online photo editors available, tools like Picinik, pixer.us, Snipshot; and everybody knows that Adobe is about to release an online version of Photoshop. However there’s a new contender in this battle and it’s called Splashup. Splashup, formerly Fauxto, is a powerful editing tool and photo manager. With all the features professionals use and novices want, it's easy to use, works in real-time and allows you to edit many images at once. Splashup runs in all browsers, integrates seamlessly with top photosharing sites, and even has its own file format so you can save your work in progress. Splashup is a flash based application, it must work in all browsers, and one of the best things, in my opinion, is its interface. It basically recreates the Photoshop’s UI, making the learning curve less steep if you are familiar with the Adobe app. There’s a lot to be done, as they are still in beta; like the filters and the blending modes. Even though it lacks a lot of features we can have a very good idea what to expect in the next generation of these online photo editors, as they will be able to take advantage of technologies such as Adobe® AIR™, Silverlight and the new Mozilla Prism. Here is an image I created using it, it's definitely worth giving it a try.