The problem with Tinder

If you're building a dating application there is one question these days that you simply cannot avoid: “Surely Tinder has the monopoly on dating now? Why build a dating product?” Tinder has set the dating world on fire (pun fully intended). Its application is a simple 'hot or not' with…

Killing the bar

It's not often we take a look at another app - especially a calendar app. Saying that though, we have much love for Sunrise which is our go to calendar on iPhone & web. But where Sunrise is all about beautiful minute details, Peek has gone to great lengths to…

The birth of a Ghost

We originally came across Ghost when they were raising money on Kickstarter. They initially wished to raise £25,000 and ended up with nearly £200,000! There was a good reason why this happened: It looks slick as hell and is probably the closest thing you can get to self-hosting…

We want you to rideTGTHR!

We've just made our new project rideTGTHR open for pre-launch sign-up. So if you're a cyclist and want to use your tracking data to meet other cyclists of similar ability then head on over to rideTGTHR to be one of the first to try it out when we go live!…

We're featured in The Observer's Tech Monthly

We've just picked up the paper and very glad to see that The Observer has featured our app alongside an article about dating. Quite an honour to be included in print by a national magazine - all before we've even launched! If you're interested in taking a look then you…

Quantified irony: Could a heart-rate monitor find you love?

As quantified data products continue to bleed out from the geekdom into the mainstream we are seeing more and more people tracking their every move. Whether that be running, cycling, skiing, walking or just generally jiggling limbs around in a frenzied effort to collect “fuel”. The amount and more importantly;…

The user’s experience is the only experience

Have you ever had an issue with a digital product & reported it only to be told “it’s working fine for me”? This is literally the most useless feedback ever. Especially when it’s positioned as the quasi-solution. Each individual has an individual experience with your product. it’s…

Sign-up prototype

We’ve tried to design a sign-up which is quick, clean and offers constant visual feedback to the user so mistakes are highlighted AND the reason for the mistake or error. ! Addition 26 Feb 2014 - Further thought: This is the original concept design from last year. There are some…

Completing the loop

I’ve been meaning to write this post for quite some time as ‘the feedback loop’ is something that I think is more important in human communication than anything else - especially when it comes to technology. Many people have written about feedback loops concerning visual feedback (i.e. does…