Many new things look set to be revealed at Google I/O this month, including a new Google Maps for desktop, according to Google Operating System.
Here’s the first ‘Amazing Android Icon Pack’ of 2013. This, the third article, includes some of the latest icon pack releases, as well as some which were pointed out to me, after missing them out in the previous collections.
I’m a huge fan of Twitter. I probably use it more than any other social network because the 140-character limit on updates mean people have to be short and snappy. However the design of Twitter lacks imagination, opting for a simple list format. It’s a design scheme which fits the purpose fine, but it’s boring, and could be changed to look like this concept.
Google Images is to get a new design, almost completely changed from the current version.
Earlier this year I did a post titled ‘15 Amazing Android Icon Packs‘, which has become one of the most popular posts we have ever published. Now that the year is almost up, there are tons of new icon designs, so here is part two, another 15 amazing icon packs. » Read more
In the past few years, applications have been released to do just about everything you could possibly want. Applications for fun, productivity and even survival are popular on each platform’s appropriate app market place, but in the case of Android, my favourite apps are Home Replacements. Android is the only mainstream operating system which allows you to change the user interface through something so simple as an application, and Action Launcher Pro is a prime example of how to tweak Android for the better.
Google are currently in the process of releasing regular updates to the updated YouTube layout. The new design isn’t final yet, Google keep releasing updates which tweak the design in quiet a few ways, but following the steps below will mean you can always get the latest design.
StatNut is a brilliantly designed application for iPhone which allows you to track the stats of your social network accounts in a colourful and easy to read user interface. StatNut currently supports Dribbble, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vimeo, Twitter and Facebook, so you can keep of how many followers, views and friends you have on the appropriate platforms.
StatNut is available on iTunes for just 69p, or $0.99 in the US.
Feedly has received a complete user interface re-design in an attempt to better compete with the big names of FLUD, Flipboard and Pulse.
Windows Phone 8 has been announced, sporting a new Windows Phone 8 start screen which displays a lot more information than it’s predecessor.
Part of what was so incredible about WP7 was the user interface, which had a very futuristic approach using swipes to navigate almost the entire experience, was that it allowed you to see what was going on all the time. The main screen was made up of a bunch of tiles, most of which fed you live information as you watched it, such as news, images and what friends were doing. It was an amazing idea which was almost perfectly pulled off, however the small screen wasn’t enough space to fit as much information as you’d want, meaning that you’d have to keep scrolling down to see the information you want.
Now, in Windows Phone 8, the tiles have been re-arranged in a way which means more and more tiles can be squeezed onto the main start screen, without losing any of that Metro magic.
Windows 8 Phone is due to be released later this year to coincide with the launch of the desktop operating system of the similar name. Microsoft assure us that any applications developed for the desktop OS will be just as compatible with the mobile platform, meaning no additional work needs to be done to port a game to the Windows Phone. This is a brilliant move from Microsoft, as their app market hasn’t seen anywhere near the amount of demand as the Google Play store on Android, and the App Store on iOS.