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My Top 7 Apps: Alex Vitty of Future Platforms

We are back with another Top 7 Apps submission and this time we have Alex Vitty, Head of User Experience at Future Platforms. Here’s more about the company:

At Future Platforms, we specialise in blending technology with innovation to create digital solutions that are genuinely useful to our clients and their customers. Visit our website at futureplatforms.com

Alex uses the iPhone 5 and is running iOS8. Let’s get on with her list;

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Citymapper: Citymapper revolutionised travel apps and became the usability benchmark for all our utility apps. It is incredibly easy to use and has a clean, intuitive interface.

Uber: Much of the beauty of the Uber app lies in the ease of the service itself, but the whole experience wouldn’t be so enjoyable if it weren’t for a top class app to support it. You go straight to a map showing you and all the taxis nearby then two taps to order – no messing about!

Wunderlist: Wunderlist’s beautiful interface was the first thing to attract me. I was worried about the lack of integration with Google Tasks, but it’s sharing functionality more than makes up for it and makes collaboration easy.

AirBnB: AirBnB’s UI was always slick, but the latest redesign brings it up another notch. Gorgeous, silky smooth transitions and a beautifully designed menu complement the large-scale imagery beautifully.

NatWest Banking: Mobile banking can be boring, but NatWest somehow alleviates this with a clean, intuitive and (almost) delightful interface. Transferring money or making a payment is extremely straightforward; choose the accounts, amount and go. Simple really.

Spotify: I particularly like the integration of their apps across platforms. I tend to use the Mac app, which does a pretty great job of presenting huge amounts of content. I can seamlessly switch to the iPhone app, which has a similarly intuitive interface with a scrolling tabs bar for each of the main sections.

Swype: Not an app per se, but I absolutely love my Swype typing. I find it is so much quicker to type than a single tap keyboard, and it’s so easy to add additional words to your dictionary.

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Thanks to Alex for this list, I’m a big list fan so Wunderlist is a must! Going to investigate swype though.

If you’d like to contribute your Top 7 Apps or if you are the PR representing someone you’d like to see featured, everything you need to know about participating is right here.

By Sarah

Sarah manages the Top 7 Apps submission series on Mobile Industry Review.

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