UI Design: Tiny Gift App for iPad
Wed, 09/28/2011 - 11:34
There are many great apps for devices, but we don't get to see very often what I call "good causes" apps. This is the Tiny Gift for the iPad, a nice way for making donations to causes you care about. And the best, it pretty well designed.
The designer behind this beautiful app is Lisa Mishima, from San Francisco. She says:
In 2006, Muhammad Yunus was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for pioneering micro-loans in Bangladesh. Yunus bank granted small loans to poor people and those with no credit thus facilitating a part of the economy that is often ignored by larger institutions. With the Internet and the falling cost of small electronic monetary payments, Yunus ideas and a new philanthropy built on top of the economy of micro-transactions are flourishing. In this setting, we introduce TinyGift and the idea of micro-donation. TinyGift is a system that allows people to donate to nonprofits in small amounts such as a quarter, a dollar, or ten dollars. Instead of feeling reluctant giving a larger amount to one nonprofit, you can make micro-donations to a diverse mix of causes that reflect the variety of things that you care about.
This is definitely a good cause with good looks, right? I really like each one of these screens... Lisa sure knows how to pick colors and user her canvas. For more of her work, please, visit her portfolio at Behance. She'll really enjoy all your love. Hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;)