Spotify is a app that allows users to listen to high quality music for free, anywhere you are. It also allows the users to listen to premade playlists or create their own playlists which add up the total amount of minutes for the songs in the playlist whilst also giving the user recommended songs and artists to help them add to their playlist incase they cannot think of all the songs straight from their head. The house colour of the app is a dark grey colour with simple text which just gives a brief amount of information on the song, such as the name and the artist, to not make things over crowded. In addition, the app has a good layout as most of the main buttons are at the bottom so that it is easy for the user to use them with only their thumbs. Also, it is quite easy for the user to know who the artist is without looking at just the text, as the artists picture stands out compared to the dark grey background and it is quite large. Furthermore, the background the user has while playing a song is a blurred out and darkened image of the artist’s poster which adds a bit of colour to the background whilsts also keeping it simple.
Yummly Recipes & Shopping
Yummly is an app that shows its users the different type of foods that they can create and how to create them. As well as the app showing the user how to create the dish, it allows them to know how healthy or unhealthy the food is by knowing how much salt it contains, the carbs, the fat and much more information on it. The house colours used in the app are grey, white, turquoise and orange. The app uses different shades of grey to separate different information from each other, such as the tabs. As the background colour is a light grey, it makes the images stand out as theres a strong contrast in between the colours especially as the colours in the images are very saturated to exaggerate the colours of the food to make them also look a lot more pleasing to eat. The layout of the app is quite simple with a lot of space in the background which does’t make the app look crowded with extra images and text. Furthermore, the symbols and tabs are a perfect size as they are not too big so that it takes up too much space with not enough space for the information but also not too small that the user cannot read the symbols and text and that they cannot press on the button with ease without being very precise of where the finger goes.
Instagram is an app that allows its users to share and upload images and videos onto its social network. It lets users to follow another users page and see what they are uploading and doing in their lives.
The main colours used in the app are white, blue and grey. The background colour of the app while using it is white which is simple but also makes the images stand out more. Also, theres a tab at the bottom of the app with different options to allow the user to access different parts of the app, for example the camera. This is where the user is able to edit their photo with presets from Instagram or to edit it themselves by increasing the contrast, adding a certain to the image and many more. The background in the camera is a dark grey with white symbols and text. This could be to allow the user to see the difference from Instagram’s newsfeed and camera, especially as most camera apps have quite a dark grey background to it.
Weather is an app to tell the user what the weather is like in different locations and time and in detail with wind speeds and humidity.
The aesthetics of this app is good as it isnt over crowded with information everything but instead the information being split into different sections that are easy to know which area is as they are highlighted in a different colour with a mini heading above them. Furthermore, the background colour depends on the current weather, for example if its sunny, the background will be blue with a large image of the sun to allow the users to instantly know the weather with the temperature next to it in a large text.
Pedometer Step Counter
This app allows the user the know how many steps they’ve done with the location and route that they’ve taken while also giving themselves a personal goal.
The aesthetics of this app is good as it has three main colours that suit with each other which are grey, black and blue. The amount of steps done is in the centre of the app with not much around it which makes the app not look too over crowded with the circular bar slowly filling up as the user reaches their goal. The icons are also quite simple with enough detail to easily know what it is but not too much that it looks out of place with many different colours. In addition, the text is quite small, but not too small that it is hard to read, which puts more attention on the numbers which are the more important areas.
Diet Plan – Weight Loss 7 Days
This is an diet plan app that helps the user lose weight through eating the right foods with a balanced diet.
The aesthetics of this app is not good as the background colours are very bland with only black and white with random colours for the banner that dont suit with the rest of the app. In the first image, all the information is crowded in the top half of the page with the bottom half being empty and the text inside the boxies not being layout properly as the text are all in different lenghts with a basic font and no different headings. The second image shows the next page which is completely different with different colours, a different layout which doesnt make the layout and colours consistant. In the third image, you can see that the first part of the information is not useful as it just talks about the first day being important instead of actually telling the user what foods to eat and how to make it straight away but instead dragging on extra information that is not needed. In addition, as it is all text, it does not engage the user much as they would have to read through it all with no sub headings or images to help them. The “back” button at the top also does not fit into the app as it is clearly cropped out and stuck in with no blend which makes it look out of place.
Annoying Sounds & Noises
This app makes sounds and noises when the user presses down on the button of their choice.
The aesthetics of this app isn’t that good as the background is very dull with small and basic fonts on the app which doesnt make it look good. In addition, all the buttons are the same which doesnt make the app look interesting but quite dark and boring with red and black being its main colours which isn’t aesthetically pleasing.