I asked a few times for submissions to the app review and now my list is longer than i can work on so today we will take a three of those applications. One is a very old school, a cycling manager which we can play as a progressive web app or on android. The second application is a pathfinder with really great ui, i’ve already seen it, and the third application is a meme generator which looks like it has. Some very interesting functionalities within an ionic application that i’m kind of jealous of and want to know more about, although i have a lot of applications for the next time. Let me know yours below in the comments i might pick yours for the next app review, which we will have in a few weeks once we’ve covered all the other important topics, but for today let’s dive into it. Music first app is called piloton it’s, actually not related to the very expensive bike that you can buy, but it should be an old school cycling manager also available for android not available for ios. But i think this application is actually a progressive web app. So let’s give it a try on my device. I think we can look at it as a progressive web app uh. You watch your mind. Watch tutorial. I usually don’t. Do this yeah that’s? The reason why i don’t do this. I want to stick in the application. I get a lot of job offers looks like uh.
Maybe i should have watched the tutorial okay. The first thing i notice is, i actually kind of like that blinking text. It gets my attention, but i don’t like how this is not covering the full width, and this is not aligned in the center. I know it’s really super unimportant, but that’s. Just what i got uh sign up with your google account on looks like that. Application is actually using firebase, also always nice to uh. Get that information from specific elements included in application. Um, it looks like i can do um. I feel like the first thing should be to edit my team, so my identifier is default. 2020. Oh, this needs to be simon’s team, of course, and then i can take a look at different other teams and races. How can i hire those racers i just want to have this is my team? How can i get into an event? I want to have a race somewhere. Do i really have to sign up choose language, english and espanol, no i’m, fine with english. For today, i feel like every entry brings me to the same page. I really don’t know where to start this. Okay looks like i missed that little button start game down here. Do you want to start a new with your custom, initial data or yeah, of course, so there’s uh, the page i clicked away uh some time ago. Well, it is really a very basic. I think that application focuses really on the the fun of playing so it’s, not really about the ui.
I could say a lot about these buttons and this maybe being a text input field, but i don’t want to highlight that too much so can i just are, you sure, want to accept a new position: yeah, okay, we’re, finally, into the game. Um we see the miniature confidence and we can now most likely go to a race by clicking on this. So uh, we see a bit of problems up here, uh section one of three hundred kilometers um. How can i just start the race so it’s? Really not very intuitive um, but i feel like now. The game is on. We are racing uh. We have a lot of puncture in this game. Um section two. Can i do anything right here? I really don’t know. I will just continue my simulation. I really like these kind of games. It really reminds me of an old soccer game i used to play when i was younger. It was really just text and a lot of noises. I think it was called world football or something like this really with just the ui. There are not enough of these simple games available anymore, although we see a few problems here and there i kind of like how this is done. It is really an old school manager. Um. Would you mind rating uh? No sorry not today, it is really a game that focuses or an application that focuses on the play aspect and the general game flow.
But at least we saw a nice skeleton view on the page, so that made me really happy. It is really a bit like the um cyber code online game. We we reviewed a few episodes ago um, although that game had really great graphics, uh. To be honest, but i understand the creator of this game simply wanted to create a super basic cycling manager like he or she had perhaps 20 years ago. That goal is fine, but i still think you need a bit of more graphics a bit more explanation. I don’t know how it’s rated on the android app store, um, actually quite good. So if you’re into cycling – and you enjoyed some of those old school managers, perhaps you will get used to uh the ui a lot quicker than i do. There’S really a lot that i could say about the ui, but i feel like um. The creator was really focused on the experience of the game itself, and i find that is a great idea. I always wanted to create something like lemonade tycoon, uh clone there’s, not really any good lemonade tycoon out there anymore check it out peloton cycling manager if you’re not interested in a great ui, but perhaps in a great free super basic cycling manager. Next application is called petaly app available for ios i’m, not sure about android haven’t seen it so far. It seems to be an application about searching animals a bit like tinder, so let’s get into it.
Welcome to pete lee make search for the pack easy and seamless that’s. Really what i enjoy. You open the application. You get a nice greeting to understand what the application is about in case uh. You just downloaded it from the app store because the images look good, which most people do. I don’t always don’t like this. If i can move those views around – and i feel like this is an ion slide, so perhaps that could be done something about this anyway. Let’S, do this uh searching with someone else just get started uh. Can i log in without anything that would be cool as well? Uh search connect share adopt, but in general i, you can’t, see it uh very nice. These fields actually have a nice drop shadow um. The buttons look a bit too big and i don’t like that. Much plain text right here: maybe you wouldn’t structure it a bit better overall let’s try the sign in with apple and there we go to the inside area. Welcome simon! Well, you got my name from the apple that is cool uh get notified. That is also another big plus don’t. Just ask for the push permission, push permissions right, uh, but tell the user. When you and your partner match on pads, you would like to adopt that’s a really important reason. So in that case, i would really maybe turn on notifications. I don’t want to get them soon find pets in your area.
Um, i feel, like i won’t, find anything in germany. So what is a zip code that might work let’s? Try it with my local code. I don’t expect to see any results here in germany, but let’s see how the application fails right now, it’s actually blocking the ui a very long time most likely because well, i don’t know um. So perhaps in that screen a skeleton view might be nicer. Actually, by now i’m, a huge fan of having some sort of skeleton instead of this loading, which completely blocks the application some years ago, that would be that would have been my default. If i do some kind of loading, let’s just block the ui and forbid any other action, but you see i’m now stuck on this screen, i can’t do anything. I can’t even check out the other pages which might be possible in the background um and therefore i just have to kill the application now and restart it, which isn’t really cool. Second try let’s see uh. I feel, like i’m now stuck that’s a real bummer, all right completely uninstall the application, as i couldn’t use it. If you make any api calls and you get back an error or you don’t get back results always make sure to catch that error, because, as you’ve seen, i was completely stuck in that application and couldn’t use it. I really had to uninstall it now. I want to try it with a let’s, say, zip code from san diego, so that was what google said, although i feel like the other codes.
Look more legit, so let’s try this one Music, perhaps there’s something going on in the united states. I don’t have a code no and there we go back to searching for emails and, yes uh. I love google for getting me those fake, zip codes. Okay, we see the nice tinder swipe effect, working perfectly uh with the little paw coming up in red or oh, oh what’s, going on okay uh. What can i do? Uh gala looks actually which direction is good and which is bad. I don’t know. I guess that is good. Uh let’s say this is bad. Oh, you look kind of cute baby munchkin and you also clyde. Oh, you look crazy and that looks like the duck. I’Ve seen this duck somewhere. Okay, anyway, all right uh. How can i do something else? I can also filter bike heads. I can filter for a lot of things. I like it when i got these uh filters, where i can quickly select something so i don’t know if they’re called punch buttons, but they always feel pretty good on a mobile device and you can quickly uh transform your selection. Although this button is a little too small at the bottom, i would maybe fix that and make it a bit bigger. Um. Oh nice, now, i’m on the cat view anyway, let’s see matches to start seeing matches. Please connect your account with a partner. I don’t know who or what my partner is, but this application is kind of straightforward uh.
It uses uh. Even these cool ios functionalities, uh, where you got the title first and big, and once you scroll up you got it up there. You got a nice color scheme across the application with that color everything’s, really working great. You even got this. Oh, that was pretty cool uh. It doesn’t look that smooth when uh reflected to my mac, but overall it looks pretty cool. Maybe on that card i would somehow disable that or make this a parallax effect once you scroll up, but overall, the card ui looks pretty cool here’s the text floating above the card that’s a little issue, uh, whoever edit about lucille and barry bunnett pair uh. Well, a bit too long for a title. Perhaps if you want to see a cool ui built with ionic, go check it out and if you like pets and this application works in your area, give it a try, pedal the app and support the creator. All right. Last application of the day is called mimio or mimio, whatever it’s from the creator, who also made the nice scuba do game, i think which used phaser in the background. So i kinda wanted to check this out and see because the screenshots were also pretty interesting. Let’S give this a try uh. Why no it’s actually really that blurry? The images are that blurry. I really like to know which api is in the background here or if this is just a server, but anyway we can switch between trending yeah a nice little loading.
I could create like, like five tutorials uh alone, on the things used within this application. Right. Is anyone interested in in figuring out what’s going on in this app uh? Please speak up in the comments we got ads in here as well. Uh we got a site menu for more ads and purchases and chinese isn’t it isn’t spelt chinese a bit different. I don’t know. Perhaps that is some sort of joke or not joke. I really don’t know and also there’s a lot of text here that i can’t really read. Let’S go back to english once again, an application that is really useful. Um from the ui perspective, there’s, really not much. You need to do in this kind of application. The most important part is definitely this editor, and this editor works pretty great with all the different functionalities that we’ve seen like erase flip um change, the size uh add object, i don’t know if this is a canvas or something going on these overlays are also pretty Nice um kinda cool um, although the application is pretty old already, but anyway, a very cool meme generator uh. I might use this in the future. You should check it out, meme generator as well support, ignazio, Music dijon, and perhaps if you watched the video, let us know how you accomplished: editing images like this within ionic application, because i’m sure a lot of us would like to know more about that. All right and that’s it for today’s episode of app review.
I really like the meme generator. I will definitely play around with it a bit more and try to figure out what was used within that application, because it’s really something that i would like to use as well. If you want to see more, if you got a dip, if you’ve developed an application yourself leave a note in the comment and also, of course, support the creators of these applications.