The Anatomy Of A Great iPhone App Design [TweetBot]

What makes this app great?

Why did i download it when i already had a perfectly working, OFFICIAL twitter app?

At first, i couldn’t really put my finger on it, but when i sat down and thought about it for a bit. A few reasons occured to me.

This app focuses on details like CRAZY. Litte tiny things that happen when you’re using it just make you think “hmm, nice!’. It’s these small things, about a MILLION of them that just all come together to produce the symphony of awesomeness that is tweetbot. Most of them i’m still discovering.


Here are just a few of the ones that really stand out:

1. The “TsS”, “Wickow” and “Ceworww” sounds!

Scroll up and down this app and you’ll hear sounds that would delight and grab the attention of the most ADD two year old. Or in my case, an ADD 22 year old!

This feature is something i haven’t seen in ANY app. Or if i have, it defintely wasn’t done well enough to notice. This is executed so well that i literally use the app because of it.

It’s bloody awesome.

2. The futuristic color scheme

The color choices in this app are pretty incredible. It actually looks like it’s been polished with gold, or whatever it is they polish stuff with. It served as the inspiration for our second iphone app template (Money Social), specifically the strength of the menu bar. The blue used in the app also served as inspiration for our first iphone app theme (Talking).

3. The Speed!

This is the fastest app on the iphone. Period. Full Stop. Touch down, Goal.

I don’t know how they did it, but they did.

This thing is friggin fast. Therefore it wins.

End of.

To finish off, i won’t give a long conclusion, all i’ll say is if you aren’t already using this app for your daily twittertivity. There is something SERIOUSLY wrong with you! ;)

But i’ll help.

Go to the app store, RIGHT NOW, Type ‘Tweetbot’. Click download and live the rest of your twitter life in perfect, unadulterated bliss.


BY : Tapha Ngum | CATEGORY : App Design |CATEGORY SLUG: app-design | Date : 26 June, 2012 | Tags : , ,