Want to know what beautiful design should look like on an Android App? Well, Google Play is featuring a list of Eleven apps that they find fit the bill. The description for the App focus is this : “Truly beautifully designed apps are created with an attention to the smallest detail. Transitions are fast and clear, layout and typography are crisp and meaningful. In this collection, we highlight a few beautiful apps with masterfully crafted interfaces where form and function combine to deliver a superior experience.”
The list of apps indeed has some pretty good apps, both in terms of looks as well as functionality :
- Eye in the Sky Weather
- Grand St.
- Press(RSS Reader)
- NY Times for Android
- Expedia Hotels
I fbeautifully designed apps are your thing then you should definitely see what James has been doing, he’s made some great lists of Beautiful Apps that I really think you should check out.
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Free Apps of the Day
Quick and easy gameplay in 3D, perfect for on the go…Rotate a stack of cubes, pick where you want the falling cubes to land, get three or more in a row and watch as the cubes disappear. Set up combos to make even more cubes disappear!
$0.00 – was $0.99
Jigsaw App Pro Special
Exquisite photos turned into puzzles with different difficulty levels to ensure your entertainment.
Surprise yourself and others around you preparing fantastic puzzles with your own photos.
$0.00 – was $1.39
Groupon brings you unbeatable deals with discounts of 50–90% off the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in more than 500 cities and eleven fiefdoms around the world.
Download the Groupon app to get freshly hatched deals and discounts delivered to your Android device each morning, customized to fit your preferences. Whether you are looking to discover a new local restaurant, try out a new ‘do at the salon, or get some adrenaline pumping at the gym, our daily featured deals offer deep discounts to tickle your fancy.
Deal: I’m not seeing much of a deal here as the app is normally free.
$0.00 – was $0.00
MapMyWalk+ GPS Pedometer
Trial: MapMyWalk GPS Walking
Turn your Phone into a walk tracking pedometer. Easily track route, pace, calories, distance, time with audio alerts and much more!
$1.09 – was $1.99
Sing Karaoke Voice Tuner Pro
Trial: Sing Karaoke Voice Tuner Free
Think you can sing like Drake, Rhianna, Taylor Swift, or maybe like a contestant on The Voice or American Idol? Try VoiceMatch and find out!
$1.08 – was $1.99
Trial: Quicker Free
Quicker lets you put frequently used settings and shortcuts into a single place and access them from there quickly. It extends standard stock settings with better volume and brightness controls, as well as free memory indicators. Built in screen and LED flashlight make it even more useful.
$1.29 – was $2.60
Virtua Tennis™ Challenge
Virtua Tennis™, one of the World’s leading tennis game franchises, is available for the first time on smartphones with the new Virtua Tennis Challenge. Slice, lob and hit your best top spin as you take on the world’s best and compete against 50 players in 18 stadiums around the globe. Build concentration by making plays that match your player’s style; unleashing a super shot that will make your opponent sweat. Enjoy hours of game play through different modes, shots and courts.
$1.08 – was $4.99
Trial: Bag It! FREE
Hidden Variable Studios
Heavy, sturdy items on the bottom, light and fragile items on the top – seems simple, right? Think again! Bag It! will open your eyes to a whole new world inside your shopping bag!
$1.08 – was $1.99
Toy Defense 2
Trial: Toy Defense 2 Free
Toy Defense 2 is the long-awaited sequel to the multi-million-download hit Toy Defense! Set in WW2, this action/strategy game is packed with more levels, amazing new features, a big selection of fighting units for each world, and more intense action than ever.
$0.99 – was $1.99
RAIDEN LEGACY, a four-title compilation of the mega-popular RAIDEN arcade series, includes RAIDEN, RAIDEN FIGHTERS, RAIDEN FIGHTERS 2 & RAIDEN FIGHTERS JET. Originally developed by Seibu Kaihatsu, each of these classic scrolling shooters has not only been authentically recreated for mobile, but also enhanced with brand-new features!
$2.80 – was $5.80
Trial: Snipe Trial
Snipe is a highly interactive and customizable shooting game with dozens of weapons and upgrades. Single and Multiplayer modes allow you to play on a plane, or against your friends on Facebook. Compare your stats, earn money, and have fun!
$1.03 – was $1.99
Trial: Word Trick Free
WORD TRICK is an addictive word game with a TRICKY TWIST! Rack up your word scores by matching special green TRICK TILES anywhere on the board – no two games are ever the same!
$1.64 – was $2.99
Snark Busters: High Society
Trial: Snark Busters: High Society Free
Test your wits with mind bending puzzles and extreme hidden object fun in Snark Busters: High Society! Solve a devious crime, one that has been pinned on an innocent person. Bring light to the truth, and solve the mystery once and for all. Let your inner detective out, and save the day!
$1.09 – was $3.00
Sacra Terra: Angelic Night
Trial: Sacra Terra Angelic Night Free
The demons of the Seven Deadly Sins have broken free of their fiery prison and taken up residence in Sacra Terra! Use your cunning to defeat each demon and rescue humanity from destruction! As you explore a decaying hospital, unlock the secrets of a medieval abbey, and search eerie catacombs, you’ll receive help from a pure spirit known only as Angel. Who she is and what happened to her is just one of the shocking truths you will uncover as you find well-hidden clues, gather useful items, and solve cleverly designed puzzles!
$1.09 – was $1.99
Kakuro: Fun Math Game
Trial: Kakuro Free: Fun Math Game
It’s like Sudoku and Crosswords had a baby! You just have to play to understand!
Kakuro or Kakkuro is a kind of logic puzzle that is often referred to as a mathematical transliteration of the crossword. Kakuro puzzles are regular features in many math-and-logic puzzle publications. Each “word” must add up to the number provided in the clue above it or to the left. Words can only use the numbers 1 through 9, and a given number can only be used once in a word. The aim of the game is to fill all the blank squares in the grid so that the numbers you enter add up to the corresponding clues. When the grid is filled, the puzzle is complete.
$2.18 – was $2.99