Today we're unveiling Haze, a radiantly crafted, innovative weather app.
Check it out and spread the word: http://gethaze.com
About: Haze is a collaborative effort between Robocat and Taptanium to craft a polished high quality weather app that delights users in new, interesting ways with a dash of color and love poured in. Our goal was to come up with innovative and fun ways to explore weather information, and reduce the friction between the information and its interpretation.
Our guiding principle for Haze was to show additional data only on explicit demand, and reduce friction through reasonable use of color, position and animation, rounded off with a strong focus on beautiful and easy to read typography and well thought out use of natural space. We also tried to remove as many indirections as possible.
One of the great challenges was to make the UI feel related to weather and nature without adding noisy textures. As a result, the layout in Haze
is almost entirely based on the Fibonacci sequence, making the UI look and feel naturally beautiful.
Learn more about Haze and how we made it: Press package
about 1 year ago
The website's gawg... nice stuff.
Just downloaded, great overall app. I like the sunset/sunrise times (goodbye other app i use for that). The intro text/tutorial I would swap out with something more readable. Is it possible to make the gradients smoother? Also can't figure out how to add another location? Great job guys!
Great animations! Congrats @Franz
Really stunning app! The colours, noises and interactions are perfect. I love the idea of unlocking themes and the moving backgrounds to indicated weather changes.
I agree with David though, I am really not a fan on the tutorial text. It doesn't fit with the clean design of the app. Maybe try a light clean font instead of a handwritten, quite messy one.
I just need the Vintage theme. Last one left to unlock! Any tips? :)
@David Kovalev Glad you like it! The gradient plays an important role in communicating the trend for tomorrow, so we needed a subtle sense of "texture" as cues for motion, in the form of angular softened rows. We've submitted an update to Apple which will enhance the intro.
@Chris Biron Thanks, super cool you're enjoying it! We'll look into improving the intro in future updates :) - Haze unlocks a Theme for you every day, unless you're faster with finding the hidden doors :P
@Jeroen van Eerden @Sam Mearns Thanks :D
Nice one, man!!
looking forward to seeing more of your work
Nice presentation, nice work!
@Stanislav Hristov Thanks dude! Also love your illustrations!
@Maxime Giguère Thanks a lot :D
Big congrats on your collaboration, this is a great achievement!
@Eli Schiff Thanks Eli! It was a crazy ride for +8 months full-time :P
I'll bet. By the way, loved your article on hot zones for keyboards, good thinking there.
You did awesome work on this one!
Today there will be a review on GiveMeMind.com ;)
I just wondered, if you could take care of one thing I noticed:
When opening or closing the weekly forecast, those orbs don't shrink as circles, but as ellipses - I don't feel comfortable when looking at that :D
@Finn Thanks, looking forward to your review! The squeezed forecast orbs are a remnant of some earlier more softbody-dynamics like design iterations. But yeah, it's uncomfortable to look at that because it's a cue indicating that a transition is in progress, steering you towards completing the transition. If that makes sense. Hint: imagine the orbs wouldn't become ellipses like this and people would post screenshots like this. What would that say about the state of the UI? ;) That said, it has a a deeper reason.
@Franz (Taptanium) I got the point. I'd maybe suggest to make them fade out them (maybe then they look better when round) like when you swipe further to the settings ;)
@Finn Actually after giving it more thought, maybe the squeeze wasn't that necessary. Thanks for the heads-up. We would change it if more users complain but right now there's much bigger fish to fry like adding manual location selection and other neat stuff that makes it even more useful.
@Franz (Taptanium) That's nice to hear! Can't wait for amazing updates :)
Hey man, sorry for being a bit late, but I just wanted to say congrats on the app! It looks and feels as awesome as I expected coming from you. :)
I love it!
9 months ago
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