There are over 500,000 iPhone Apps available on Appstore, ranging from maps and entertainment guides to business and money management. The more apps you download, the more you realize there’s almost no limit to what your iPhone can do.
In almost all cases, mobile apps are going to be used while in someone’s hand. Therefore, designing your mobile app around touch and ergonomics is very important. Think about how you hold your phone in your hand. Now, think about where you thumb sits. That’s why many applications have main menus and selectors at the bottom of the screen and content near the top of the screen.
There are many well-designed iPhone apps available at the moment. Here we have selected some of the best for your inspirations when designing your own mobile apps. Please feel free to suggest the ones we did not mention too.
Named Apple’s iPad App of the year and one of TIME’s Top 50 Innovations, Flipboard creates a personalized magazine out of everything being shared with you. Flip through your Facebook newsfeed, tweets from your Twitter timeline, photos from Instagram friends and much more.
2. 360 Panorama
Take stunning 360 panoramas everywhere. 360 Panorama turns your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad 2 into a full featured 360 degree panoramic camera. Easily capture immersive panoramas in seconds and instantly share your 360 view with the world. Simply pan the camera and watch as images are stitched seamlessly. 360 Panorama captures the scene in a way you never could with a traditional camera.
Bills is a simple app to store and track various types of bills and expenses with a specific due date, usually repeating.
Path is the smart journal that helps you share life with the ones you love — your thoughts, the music you’re listening to, where you are, who you’re with, when you wake and when you sleep, and beautiful high quality photos and videos.
Pose is a free app that lets you share and discover inspiring styles from around the world. The purpose of this app is to bring value to your shopping experience. All items in the images are tagged with the price, brand and any details.
Tweetbot is a full-featured iPhone (and iPod touch) Twitter client with a lot of personality. Whether it’s the meticulously-crafted interface, sounds & animation, or features like multiple timelines & smart gestures, there’s a lot to love about Tweetbot.
Life is messy. Keep it together with Clear, an amazing new app for list-keeping that is unbelievably simple, quick and satisfying to use. Clear is designed with simplicity and flexibility in mind and works great with any list you throw at it!
8. Smartr Contacts for iPhone
What if you had a magic address book that automatically identified the name and contact information for everyone you’ve ever communicated with? Smartr Contacts brings you that magic. This free app automatically creates rich profiles for all your contacts, including communication history and updates from Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
9. Cutest Paw
Cutest Paw gives you the cutest animals around the world. The site is designed for animal lover who loves cute animal pictures. One of the finest things, is the seamless way CutestPaw displays these pictures as a gallery.
Foodspotting is a visual guide to good food and where to find it. It’s the leading app for finding and rating dishes, not just restaurants.