The type gurus at House Industries have just released a new Photolettering iPhone app for free. It allows you to take or import photos and then add nice typography from the House catalog to it. The catch is you only get access to 3 fonts for free, and there are many more available for 99cents a pop. Looks like we’re about to start seeing better type all over Instagram…Now available in the iTunes store.
Yesterday we saw what creatives use their iPads for. I mostly use mine to surf the web, via Feedly. It pulls from my Google Reader RSS feed, allowing me to flip through all the content, displayed in a nice clean easy-on-the-eyes design scheme. It’s the perfect way to turn your RSS feed into magazine-like content. If you don’t have RSS subscriptions set up, never fear, Feedly has an impressive range of content to explore, from diverse and well-respected sources. It’s available for Android phones and for Safari too. Shout out to Mr. Staple for the tip on this.
SOLAR is a brand new weather app for the iPhone, developed by my buddies at Hollr, a Long Beach-based app development firm. I was lucky enough to work closely with them on this project, and am happy to say it’s available in the iTunes store. It’s $0.99 and in exchange for your hard-earned cash, you get a really nice-looking, fresh new approach to your good old weather app. It displays the weather with a beautiful gradient, representing the weather (top) and temperature (bottom). That information is displayed as text too. Scroll up, and you get the 24hr-forecast, displayed in shifting gradients. Pull down, and it displays the 3-day forecast. Weather has never been cooler. [View Photos & Video]
So I’ve been playing with this interesting social media platform called GO. It’s free a smartphone app available for iPhone and Android. One of the ways you can search content is via the map. So you can see what’s been posted in your neighborhood. Zoom out to world view, and you can see what’s been posted recently from all around the world. [Read More]
I’ve been pretty heavily into Draw Something Free recently. It’s essentially charades with pictures. You and one other player take turns, guessing the word they’ve drawn for you, and then choosing one of three words to draw for them. And then you wait. It might sound ridiculously simple, but like a lot of simple phone apps, it’s remarkably enjoyable. Available for iPhone and Android phones.
No Internet on the home front today – I think my Airport Express kicked the bucket. So you get some recent Instagram action instead. I’m thoroughly addicted to this app and glad to hear it’s set to hit Android phones too.[Read More]
Two weeks back, I made a road trip to SF. It was my first time back there in about 16 years. It was great. Can’t wait to go back. Here are some photos I shared via Instagram. [Read More]
I’ve been wanting to blog using my phone for a while now. Because I finally upgraded to the latest iPhone, now I can do so easily, in theory. This is my first attempt so it’s a bit of a test run. I’ve been pretty preoccupied with Instagram lately. [Read More]