The iPhone X has been (officially)known since September. Soon developers will have to update their apps to support the iPhone X display. Yet, one app I use every day, multiple times throughout the day, has yet to update their app. It’s pretty simple for them to just go ahead and adapt for the new screen size.

So you might be wondering what the point of this medium piece is, right? That’s totally fair. I’m just making an angry piece to rant about this app and the people behind it, right? No. While it would be simple for them to just resize the app, there’s just too many issues with this app to sit in silence. The app (probably known because of the title) is the UGA App. The UGA app strives to be too much, while not knowing what the target audience uses their app for. There’s also no real need to change anything unless there is a glaring issue because they have a guaranteed user base…but I still made a concept of what the next big update to the UGA App should be. …


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This concept is specific to the iPhone X. Since this will the design language of iPhone from now on, I felt it should have a special interface that really takes advantage of what it has to offer. Another concept shall be posted for iOS 12 on other iPhones and another for iPads.

With that being said, this is not as big of an upgrade as my iOS 11 concept was. …


Every iPhone is the same. They may look different every now and then, but they’re all the same. If you’ve ever used an iPhone, you can take a break for 3 years, come back and you’ll know how to operate it. A year ago, I turned my iPhone 6S Plus off an gave it to a 3 year old. They figured out to turn it on and take pictures.

With the iPhone X, there’s been a lot of talk that the iPhone has now undergone such a radical change that all of that has gone out the window. New gestures to replace the home button and the infamous notch has skeptics yelling Apple has lost it’s touch without Steve Jobs. …


We’ve all been there. You’re using an app, you’re completely immersed, maybe doing something important, when Facebook notifies you that Allison, a girl you semi-knew of in high school, just went live. …


There’s not many things that I like about Android phones, I’ll be honest. I’ve used a few and I’m not a fan. One feature on most Android phones make me a little jealous though. A feature that takes advantage of the OLED displays.

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A seemingly simple feature, it seems incredible useful. I love my Apple Watch, but sometimes, it’d be nice to have my phone on desk, and be able to glance at it and see the time…maybe notifications…weather too?


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It’s tempting for Google to keep trying to knock off Apple products. They see a loyal consumer base from Apple consumers and make the assumption that their consumer base is just as loyal.

Their consumer base is not.

The Android platform is built on the idea that if you don’t like one manufacturer, or if you want a phone with specific features, you can switch phones with ease, have the same operating system which can be customized anyway you want. …


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2nd Gen Blue iPod Nano

My very first Apple product was an iPod Nano. Within 5 minutes, I knew everything about the iPod. It was so easy to use. I was hooked in to the ecosystem. Over the years, I used and loved my iPod. Then the day came. iPhone was released. The idea of touching the screen was revolutionary to me. But I was 9 at the time, I didn’t care too much and I knew I wasn’t going to get one.

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2nd Gen iPod Touch

In 2008, I got an iPod Touch 2nd Gen. It was amazing. I had only 8 gigabytes to play with, and I filled up all 8 within a month with music, movies, and most importantly, apps. I was obsessed with them. The marketing was true, there was an app for everything. Music apps, search apps, social media, tons and tons of games, and fart apps were all available and in fingertips’ reach. …

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Raja Prem Sadarangani

I’m a CS Major, UI Designer, Wannabe DJ, and App Developer. Check out my site, www.rajaprem.com, so I can get some ad money.

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