HeyTell is one of my most favourite apps on the iPhone. We use it all the time and we love it! I’ve been wanting to see what it would look like with a re-designed interface and here it is! It took me a couple of hours, but my idea finally took shape.
The current (I call it “old”) interface does the job, but it does not really speak iOS. UI (user interface) and UX (user experience) are two things that a developer should always have in mind when designing their apps. Although the solution that we are proposing here is not perfect (or complete), it gives a nicer feel to the app and it gives style to the interface. What do you think? Please comment below.
In the new version, I have taken advantage of the space after the name of the HeyTell contact. This is prime space and should be used when appropriate. These buttons would show up whenever a user would tap on the contact. One thing I missed in this “version” is another way to tell the user which contact is selected. I will try to upload a different one later, but I would suggest in this case to maybe make the selected contact field a bit lighter than the others.
Something else I did was to use the branding of the product, in this case I used the word “tell” in the button. To give your app personality, always use your branding (as appropriate).
Another thing you will notice is that I got rid of the “check mark” and the “target” buttons. The reason why I did that is that I do not see a real value in having those features (at least in this current version of the app). I actually missed the “speaker” button. I will add it later
Update: Just added the the “speaker” toggle and fix some of the shading.