NEW WORK: NOS Teletekst Iphone APP
Besides my work for the NOS iPad app, I also had a smaller assignment redesigning (or even better: realigning) the NOS Teletekst iPhone app. Although Teletekst has been around for decades, it still continues to be one of the most used and loved ways to get information.
To embrace the fact that Teletekst is an old-fashioned platform, we redesigned the interface to empower that, all up to the retro NOS logo.
The app update has been released in the App Store. You can download it here.
New Work: NOS iPad app
Another year another update!
The previous 8 months I have been silently working on the creation of the iPad app for the Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS). The NOS is the main broadcaster in the Dutch Public Broadcasting system.
There are a couple of big players in the Dutch news app-market already who keep on extending their apps with more and more features. Our goal was to create an app, which returned to the essence of distraction-free news consumption. An app that purposely didn’t overwhelm you with features, but focused on what you want most.
Obviously I have been using the app myself for the last couple of months, and with the inevitable pitfall of sounding biased, I must admit that I’m proud of the frequency with which I consulted the iPad app when breaking news was announced. Even more so than nos.nl or the iPhone app.
The app has been created for daily, light and swift usage, as opposed to a feature-laden app which you open only once after downloading. Therefore, to see where its beauty and power lies, I advice you all to use the app for a while, to understand what I mean.
The iPadclub had an exclusive preview today where they summarized the app with the following sentence: “Rustiger kan je Nederlands nieuws niet lezen op de iPad” loosely translated to “The most tranquil way to read Dutch news on the iPad”. A quote which sums it up rather nicely in my opinion.
The app will be available in the app store somewhere next week (or the week after, depending on Apple’s Iron Fists). I am extremely curious (and a bit scared) as to what all the Dutchies will think of the app!
The app has been released in the App Store, and will be available to download for everyone as the day progresses.
After quite a while I finally had the time and space to update my portfolio website. A lot has changed in the last 8 months, and there is still a lot of great stuff in the making. I added two new projects: Fontanel Finals and Fontanel Jobs 2.
Besides that I’ve added a ’Currently working on…' page which gives an indication about my current and future projects.
My good friends Jaron Korvinus and Daan Mens of StudioSpass have launched their brand new website! It has been in the works for the last couple of months. The coding and design work has been done by Erik Gelderblom and myself.
Although I’m very happy about how the design turned out, I must say the one stealing the show is the beautiful portfolio work itself. The guys have done a great job photographing all their valuables. I’m personally particularly fond of the pages with their work for De Wereld Van Witte De With ‘11 and of course our own Fontanel Jobs.
Inspiring Ethos page of a fellow interface designer Johan Ronsse from Belgium, working under the name of Wolfs Little Store. This above quote matches my current feeling pretty well.