From Bland to Beautiful

At beautify our goal is to make it easier for developers and designers to work together and create beautiful apps. We're working hard on a set of tools that will make it easier to design, collaborate and test - all in real time.

Beauty is a struggle

App stores are crowded places. Everyone wants their app to stand out from the crowd, and what better way to do that than make it beautiful?
The problem is, creating beautiful apps is hard...

  • The built-in native controls are inflexible and ugly; most developers just replace them with images.
  • The developer-designer workflow is painfully slow and awkward; often involving exchanging images via email, frequent app rebuilds and mismatches in tooling and process.
  • Most developers can't draw!

Introducing beautify for iOS

The beautify team have experienced the struggle to create beautiful apps on too many occasions. A few months ago, after a bit of brainstorming, we came up with a radical new approach to styling iOS apps, and we want to share it with you. With beautify for iOS, here are the simple steps you take...

  1. 01 Add the beautify framework to your existing app - this will enhance the capabilities of UIKit controls, adding gradients, shadows, borders and a whole host of whistles and bells.
  2. 02 Run your app on one or more devices, and make live changes to the style of the UI elements.
  3. 03 When you are happy, export the style as a configuration file and add this to your build.
  4. 04 Bask in the glory of your beautiful app!

What next?

Beautify is still under production, but we have a closed beta program and are aiming to make it open in the next few months.

If you want to be notified of progress, and join the beta program, please register your interest.