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We reviewed a few of our favourite apps for Friday!

  • Digital8
  • May 15, 2015
  • Apps

To inspire app developers in Brisbane and to have a bit of fun on a Friday, we’ve reviewed (and expanded on the idea of) five engaging, quirky apps ranging from pointless to practical. Enjoy!

For the music lovers...

After scrolling through hundreds of top 10 App Pinterest boards I stumbled upon this one, which left me feeling like an amateur DJ, I liked it. Using napkins and a black pen I drew a face then a ladder and it miraculously turned into a beat. It makes me wonder, what could app builders at say, Digital8 turn this concept into? I’m imagining scrolling through a modern image board and listening to music, which automatically changes depending on the mood of the image I am looking at? This app featured above from Ed Burton can turn any sketch into a new tune, it’s called Tunetrace for iPhone and iPad, why not give it a whirl and be inspired?

For Young Minds...

This app brought back fond memories of my visit to Japan’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (image below). The SquiggleFish app is a miniature version of this museum exhibit which blends physical and digital play. The idea is that children can draw a fish on white paper using a thick black pen for its outline, then scan it in using their iPad's camera to watch an animated version swim around a virtual fish-tank. Imagine the potential applications! This is what I love about the app market right now. Someone creates a cool basic concept and the rest of the app design market runs with it to create cool new expanded ideas! I could imagine this working well for somewhere like GOMA (The Gallery of Modern Art) here in Brisbane.

For The Lovers...

Recently one of my good friends got engaged and I am going to be a bridesmaid for the first time, very excited. I sent this WeddingDJ app to her as it will save money and time on a real band or DJ and will reduce the risk of problems. It has a perfectly efficient and organised playlist layout and works on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Could there be any other niche playlist apps missing in the market?

For The Creatives...

Imagine not having a design budget and then imaging having an app that turns ordinary text into beautiful text. For content driven apps this is a perfect way to save money. Notegraphy is a web and mobile app that turns any text into beautiful modern, typography inspired designs. Or alternatively, for design-restricted budgets you could just call our app developer in Brisbane to  develop direct from a clean wireframe and add the design in later when you need it. ;)

For bonding with that special somone...

I can and cannot wait to play iSwap Faces with my boyfriend! I don’t know if we’re close enough for this yet but it’s going to be both hideous and hilarious. This $1.99 download is a lot cheaper then your everyday board game. There are free versions with the same concept, but this one allows you to control where exactly the face is located and blend the faces together just to make it that much worse. If I ever work in the office again, this is going to be my humour weapon for Friday afternoon drinks! 

And remember, if you’ve got a crazy/great app idea, contact us on 1300 382 777 or shoot us through an email! We are THE best app designers in Brisbane and beyond.