Mobile apps are becoming an increasingly more popular topic recently. I’ve gathered a good amount of beautiful apps for you to get inspired by. All these apps are a fantastic source of inspiration whether you’re looking for simplicity, color or navigational help. There are plenty of various apps I’m sure you will get inspired by. Who, knows maybe you’ll end up downloading them and using them yourself!
Rubie is a simple and colourful game. It was created by a fellow designer actually, Corey Haggard. What makes this app beautiful is it’s stunning yet darker hues. The background is this darker off gray navy while the Rubie jewels have spectacular vivid colors too. It’s nice to see that the game has a simple layout and graphics as well.
Sky is another colour filled app. The background is always a slight gradient that changes its hue based on the temperature. Once again the overall interface is pretty simple and minimal actually. However, the fun and great looking background make the whole app significantly more appealing.
Timeful is a smart calendar that schedules things for you with getting things done in mind. The overall interface is super clean. Often times, actually, way too often, calendar interfaces become quickly cluttered. But with the light tones and well organized and spaced out elements this app is easy to look at. For a calendar app, this is uber important.
A super minimalistic and simplistic do to list app, Clear, helps you stay organized by decluttering your to-do’s. The app has actually come a long way by allowing various lists but way back when all it was made up of was yellow to red list of tasks. The simplicity and minimalism of this app help make it a great tool for getting your priorities and tasks straight.
Squarespace has such a sophisticated and clean design style. Don’t you think? Their mobile app is just another extension of their aesthetic. This use of slick typography, white space and light gray with charcoal hues is exceptionally executed. Their app looks light, and looks like a delight to use.
Peek is a calendar app with a non traditional twist. First of all, the app is super colourful. They use vivid red, yellow, blue and green hues in addition to some darker tones and it looks wonderful. Their app is pretty cool because it uses different gestures and paradigms compared to a typical calendar app but it works in their favor to be different.
If you need a last minute hotel reservation in a major city Hotel Tonight’s got your back. Oh, and you can do it all in style. Their dark website combined with thin fonts evoke a very elegant feel. It makes sense, as hotels are often times made with the same ambiance.
For those of you who love photography and stories this app is for you. Steller is a photostory app that is filled with beautiful and amazing stories told by a wide verity of people. The app’s UI is pretty great because it keeps things simple and it doesn’t interfere with the overall experience. After all, the idea is to pay attention to the stories not the app itself.
If you are looking for a weather app that is a smart ass and has a minimalistic design, Authentic Weather is it. This app is just fantastic with it’s remarks which almost always involve curing. But, it’s also minimal in it approach, at first glance all you get is the current forecast. If you want more you can tap anywhere on the screen. This may not be an app for everyone but it’s hilarious and different making this app wonderful among its target audience.
Lovely has a lot of information to show you on any given screen. Rending apartments is complicated because there is so much information to process about any given apartment. However, Lovely is well organized and showcases lots of information in a good way. It’s easy to scan apartment lists to see what each has to offer as the UI is visually light.
Tumblr’s menu is, simply put, amazing; the icons are well crafted. They aren’t fun but they are full of personality that most social media sites lack today. The icons make posting something on Tumblr just a little bit more fun; they improve the user experience.
For a to do list like app, this is pretty cute. It has personality spilling from every angle such as it’s round font and great colours. However, they key component in setting up the personality are the great icons. They are a spectacular and a stunning way of displaying quirkiness.
Fancy is an app where you can browse through various cool products or keep lists of products you see online you’d like to purchase eventually. It’s a great place to find gifts or great finds. They have a lot, I really mean a lot, of content to show off but they do so well. The app has clean design and well organized display that allows the products to be viewed with ease.
UNIQLO WAKE UP
UNIQLO’s alarm clock is pretty interesting actually. It has a lovely and friendly design. The app definitely wants to embrace simplicity and cleanliness; just look at it and you’ll see that there ain’t much to it. The interfaces are clean with little on them. The focus is kept on the current weather and time. What makes this app interesting is that when the alarm goes off the app sings to you the current time and weather conditions. Yup, it’s something else.
Cole Rise created Litely to improve smartphone photo editing. One of his key goals was to strive for simplicity. This app is elegant and sophisticated in its design, especially of the UI; there is not a lot going on either as the focus is placed upon the photo you are trying to edit. It’s such a beautiful app.
Rise is a different kind of alarm clock. It has a different user experience where you set the alarm time by moving the timer up or down the screen. The time the alarm is set determines the background of the app. The UI and the design of this app is minimalistic for sure but the beautiful hues of the gradient background are so strong and bold; they make the app stand out so much, literally too.
Such an overlooked app but so well executed. Google has been sprucing up their design game over the last year especially with Material Design announced earlier this year. You can see that a simple app like Google Translate can take light hues like whites and light grays and make them look elegant, sophisticated, and most importantly, pleasant. This is one hell of a uncomplicated design that looks darn good too!
If music entertainment is your thing, WillCall can help you find the best events around town. What the app’s design did right is created a dark colour scheme, which reinforces the dark nature of music events like shows and concerts. It’s nice to see that the app reflects the real world; it’s also nice to see a well designed and good looking darker app, as they are not that common actually.
Code Academy’s app looks pretty darn good. Learning programming on a phone can be challenging because it’s a small screen. However, Code Academy’s app has the right idea. The different section within each page or screen is well defined through background colours. They took away everything unnecessary and kept the styling pretty elementary in order to keep the focus of the experience on learning.