Form is just as important as function when it comes to the App Store, home to around two million platforms that help users customise their iPhone experience to meet any needs. The following six are remarkable examples of what happens when unique and beautiful design is used to elevate an app’s purpose.
Who knew a weather app could be so elegant? Weather Perfect is the ultimate companion for those who want hyper-accurate, detailed forecasts across multiple Australian locations. Utilising high-quality data from the Bureau of Meteorology, Weather Perfect allows you to pull up the full HD weather map at any time so you’re never blindsided by mother nature.
Visually pleasing, the app has been cleverly designed with excellent typography and iconography, presenting comprehensive weather information with a focus on simplicity and understanding. Graphs and controls are utilised in a logical manner, giving you everything you need to stay as informed as possible. There’s even a Dark Mode to keep the app looking good day or night.
Developed in Melbourne, Weather Perfect offers a high degree of functionality with extra features like an HD rain radar to track upcoming storms, compatibility with Apple Watch, and the ability to view real-time air quality indexes.
If you’re looking for an intuitive and well-designed calendar app for your iPhone, look no further than Timepage. Developed by the reliable team at Moleskin, this incredibly seamless app links to your iPhone’s standard calendar app and simply imports all existing information and events into a more intuitive and elegant platform.
Thoughtful and function-forward design means you can easily preview your entire week at a glance, with a fully-adjustable week calendar that you can set between five and ten days. A month heatmap has been included so you can quickly see gaps in your schedule, and various Moleskin themes help maintain a high visual standard.
Stylish Currency Converter relies on large text and a minimal aesthetic to bring you easy and quick information at a glance. With a bank of over 160 countries, this free app lets you easily calculate accurate and timely foreign exchange rates so you’ll never be caught out when travelling or browsing a foreign shop.
Taking an artful approach to productivity, Endel is a gorgeously simple audio app that helps lift you towards full potential no matter the situation. It works by using a smart core algorithm based on circadian rhythms, pentatonic scale and sound masking, and inputs like time of day and heart rate, so you can design the most productive sound environment for you.
Whether it’s in the car or on a flight, Endel is continually working to build personalised audio best suited to the present moment. Engaging with this app is as attractive as it is easy, with a simple black interface and graphics made of shapes and waves to visualise the process at work.
Using a cryptography-grade random number generator, First Objective Limited have designed Fair Dice so iPhone users can have a pair of digital dice they can trust. Convenient for board and drinking games, this simply presented app allows you to simulate rolling two six-sided dice just by tapping the display.
Any sum is clearly displayed in large white text against a blood red background, with the die results added to a cumulative graph so you can easily track and match number distribution to the expected probability over time.