brianbcb has picked a winning mobile app design

For $600 they received 55 design concepts from 8 designers!

  • Award 1
    Hiku by dog_baba

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Starts:27-Apr-12 6:21 p.m. GMT

Ends:16-Jun-12 11:59 p.m. GMT


Award 1: $600, was awarded to dog_baba


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Creative brief

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Business Name

Sevryn Mobile LLC

What do you do?

Sevryn Mobile develops mobile apps on the iOS platform.

This project is a UI redesign of an app currently available in Apple App Store. Download hiku free at:

The app's website is at:
A demo of the app can be found at:

What is your industry?

Users interested in sharing their photos and favorite music with their friends in a socially connected setting.

What 3 things do you want to communicate to your audience through your app?

1. Simplicity/Intuitive
2. Modern clean design
3. Easy to understand how to find/invite friends to use the app

How many app screens do you need designed?

There are six truly unique screens. However, the "user" screen is where settings and user preferences are set which has several screens that are all the same except with very simple variations (such as "on/off" buttons).

Do your app designs need to be a particular size?

The design needs to conform to Apple's User Interface design guidelines which can be found at the website below.

What mobile app styles do you like?

I'm providing the names of the apps I like as well as links to download them. All the apps below are free to download in Apple's App Store.




What colors do you want to see in your mobile app design?

I'd like to see a lot of the use of white, especially in the background of areas of the app where user photos will be displayed. In the current version we have a blue color that washes out the color in pictures posted. We do like the textured look in our current background and would be open to using texture, but using this or any other texture is not a hard requirement for this project.

We think the use of more red would be interesting. Other colors we like: yellow, dark blue. In general, the color scheme needs to be limited to a few colors that are consistent throughout the look/feel of the UI (much like the examples of apps we like that were provided).

What colors do you NOT want to see in your mobile app design?

Dark colors in the background of where user photos are displayed. Background needs to be white and make the user posted photos "pop" off the screen. No pastel colors please.

What adjectives should best describe your app design?

Simple, elegant, modern, intuitive, sleek

Do you have additional info or links you'd like to share?

I am attaching the hiku text logo, the hiku icon we are currently using. As of now, we plan to continue to use both of these. Feel free to incorporate the text logo and icon as you see fit but incorporation is not required aside from the exception listed below. Also below is a link to a variety of "download on iTunes" buttons. Please use either the grey or black English version of this button.

*We'd like to keep the general functional layout of the current UI app because we are restricted to this from a programming perspective. So you will need to redesign the UI but stay within the existing button framework. However, buttons that are on the current UI can move anywhere on the screen just as long as the same button options are available on each screen.
*Please make sure the hiku text logo is incorporated somewhere in Feed screen. However, the text logo does not always need to be visible...just when the Feed screen is opened or refreshed.
*Please incorporate the hiku camera+music note icon into the "share" button somehow.
*Link to "download on iTunes" button images:

Brief updates

By brianbcb on 10-Jun-12 4:13 p.m. GMT
I had a family emergency in May when this project was first posted and I am just getting back to work now. This is why I did not award a winner in May. That said, I am extending this project for a week and absolutely plan to award a winner by 6/15. Please note: we are re-skinning the existing Hiku app so we can't deviate away from the current UI functional design (where the buttons reside, size of images, layout, etc.), so please keep this in mind. Thank you for looking at our project and submitting design ideas!!

By brianbcb on 10-Jun-12 6:18 p.m. GMT

Please note we took down the Hiku app for the time being to do the UI redesign and to fix some bugs so you can't download the app in the Apple App Store right now. The app can still be seen at the YouTube link we provided in the brief. We are happy to provide screenshots as well if requested and even a test version (via TestFlight) of the app if you are willing to provide your iPhone or iPad UDID.


By brianbcb on 13-Jun-12 6:47 p.m. GMT
Hello Designers! Many of you requested that we post more screenshots to the brief. Thanks for your interest! Below are links to screenshots of most every page on the app. Please remember that we are "re-skinning" the app so we need the new UI to use the same general* existing layout of the button and photo placement.

*the buttons, images, colors, and other elements can be completely different than the existing layout in terms of shape and other design elements...things just need to be in the same general place on the screen as the current app so we don't have to completely start over.

HIKU iOS APP- User Interface Re-Skin Project on CrowdSpring Screenshots

Feed Screen- Top of Page (hiku logo scrolls out of view when user scrolls down like Instragram):

Popular Screen:

News Screen:

User Profile Screen:

User Setting Screen:

Comments Screen (linked to from either Feed or User Profile screens):

Share Screen- Step 1: take for choose photos to use in the Hiku slideshow

Share Screen- Step 2: search for a song that will play when other users see your Hiku slideshow

Share Screen- Step 3 w/keyboard: search for a song that will play when other users see your Hiku slideshow

Share Screen- Step 4: Music search results & preview or choose song to attach

Share Screen- Step 5: User attaches song to pictures that will be used in Hiku slideshow

Share Screen- Step 6, Final Share Step:

User Opens a Hiku photo slideshow from the Feed Screen- Step 1:

User Opens a Hiku photo slideshow from the Feed Screen- Step 2, watches three photos in the slideshow automatically rotate:

See example video of Hiku slideshow here:

Song Information Pop-up: