It wouldn’t be fall without a few new projects getting ready to see the light of day. While we put the finishing touches on a much-needed Design*Sponge redesign/make-under (to launch later this month), we’re happy to have one new web project ready: a free Design*Sponge app!
It’s been driving us (and many of you) crazy that our particular custom blog layout doesn’t play nicely with most mobile browsers, so DWNLD offered to help us out with a new app platform that turns your blog into an easy-to-use app. The new app allows you to easily browse your favorite sections (like home tours, before & afters, etc.) and click through to the latest posts. The app offers in-app browsing (so you won’t have to open a separate program on your phone or iPad every time you click a link), larger easy-to-read text, easy image zooming and a simple swipe motion will take you to new posts in a snap. You can also tap to mark and save your favorite posts in the app and easily send yourself posts to remember or share them to your social media accounts. It’s so many of the things we wanted in a mobile version of the site (stay tuned for search functionality) so we’re thrilled it’s finally up and running! You can download it for free in the iTunes store right now.
*When our redesign is launched later this month there will also be a MUCH improved mobile version of the site that you can use directly on your phone or iPad’s browser if you prefer to read that way.