Amazing Days – Countdown: Written iPhone App Review
Here at The iPhone App Review we love how easily an iPhone can be used for utilities that used to require dozens of different devices! That’s why we’re happy to review Amazing Days – Countdown by SixAxis! Amazing Days – Countdown allows you to set up countdowns to special events so you’ll always know how many days are left until your special vacation, your anniversary, or anything you want! Slide down the page to see our full review!
Concept and Functionality
So far as counting days and hours is concerned, Amazing Days – Countdown is great! Adding dates as countdowns, however, can prove to be a bit of a challenge. The keyboard for entering the name of your countdown, and the date and time selectors are a bit buggy. It’s unclear at first how to collapse them from the page and they don’t stay fixed on the bottom of the screen if you scroll down the page. This can make entering information difficult if you are used to input controllers collapsing when you tap the next input field.
Amazing Days – Countdown has a large list of custom sounds you can use for notifications for when that special day arrives. No marimba ring in this app!
Design and Graphics [Rating: 3/5]
Amazing Days – Countdown uses the ubiquitous skeuomorphic design employed by many native apps. The app’s leather headers and light wood backgrounds look nice. The skeuomorphism can be thrown out the window when viewing one countdown at a time though: the background can be either a picture set by the user, or one of a collection of pictures that come with the app. The fonts within the app are inconsistent between and on single screens, but leave a feel of entries being hand-written. These differences sometimes leave sections of the app feeling a bit disjointed from one another, but they do give the app it’s own distinct feel.
Amazing Days – Countdown doesn’t use any standard buttons to navigate between pages which makes it feel like an android app ported to iOS instead of a native app. This design choice leaves this iOS user hesitating before tapping on anything.
Overall Value [Rating: 3/5]
Despite problems, Amazing Days – Countdown does have potential, but will require some updates. At $0.99, this app is worth it, especially considering it’s competitors who are charging more for apps with less. SixAxis has a large number of apps in the App Store, and will surely update the app with bug fixes. So, if you’re looking for a great way to keep track of the days between now and whatever you’re looking forward to, Amazing Days – Countdown is the app for you!
Amazing Days – Countdown requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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