Squiddle iOS App Icon and User Interface designed by Isral Duke of Duke Branding

Squiddle iOS App Icon and User Interface designed by Isral Duke of Duke Branding

Squiddle is a free note taking and sketch app on the App Store. It’s meant to be fun and easy for the user without being sparse.

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The Thinking

“Easy” and “Fun” for the user provided the constraints which guided our decisions about the UI, the UX, and even features in the app.

The app has simple drawing tools and a simple interface. The user can choose pen sizes, ink colors, and note background colors.

We began with simple pencil and paper sketches in a notebook. The hand sketches featured below are limited to features which appear in the App Store version of the app.

Squiddle iOS App excerpt of initial sketches for the User Interface, designed by Isral Duke of Duke Branding Squiddle iOS App home screen icon initial concept sketches designed by Isral Duke of Duke Branding

The Development

The development code is created with XCode by Patrick Rills, an iOS developer based in Boston. The visual design aspects of the UI and the homescreen icon were executed using PaintCode for the UI and Affinity Designer for the homescreen icon by designer Isral C. Duke.

Sample of the screens in the iOS app Squiddle during development by Patrick Rills and Isral Duke Squiddle iOS App home screen icon final designed by Isral Duke of Duke Branding

The UI is constrained to minimal elements without being sparse. The geometric and simple UI provides a guiding context for the user and their finger. The homescreen icon is designed using only colors available to the user in the app.

The App Store Version

Squiddle is free on the App Store! Download it today and leave us a nice review!

There are a few more features that we’ll leave to you to explore. These include tags and squiddling on top of photos and sharing them! Share your squiddles on social media using the hashtag #squiddle! We would love to see the fun you make!

Squiddle iOS App User Interface  designed by Isral Duke of Duke Branding Squiddle iOS App User Interface  designed by Isral Duke of Duke Branding

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November 19th, 2016

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