We are absolutely falling in love with the LovelyHeroku app! Although on our team Heroku work is limited at best, the functionality, feel and overall composition of the app is what we expect from “flat” design.
For those not familiar, Heroku is a cloud platform as a service (PaaS) that supports many popular programming languages. LovelyHeroku “is the 1st full-featured, beautiful mobile client for Heroku that helps you manage all the amazing apps you have created.” The app itself features multiple account support, ssh key orchestration, access to your app components, add collaborators, map a domain to an app, check logs and much more.
But with the incredible functions outlined in the app it’s the design that strikes us the most. Easy on the eyes is an understatement for us; with iOS7 “flat” design feels to have been flawed in presentation. Notable apps don’t make it clear about clickable elements and have removed button shapes from design or have used icons that make us wonder what they were thinking.
LovelyHeroku makes none of those mistakes, they identify clearly usability areas, and implemented flat button styles that still work cohesively within iOS7 and carefully selected a palette that makes use comfortable. If you’re an avid user of Heroku the app is available for $4.99, but the app is worth picking up just to be inspired by for your own mobile app designs.