is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe, Design Chair at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children. Refer to the advertising and sponsorship page for inquiries.+
Wow, I’m incredibly humbled to discover today that two apps that I played central roles on—Wildcard and Adobe Comp CC—are included in Apple’s Best of 2015 roundup. Out of the bajillions of apps that were available in the App Store this year, the editorial team at Apple somehow whittled the list down to just twenty-five iPhone apps and twenty-five iPad apps. How they managed to do that, I have no idea.
Wildcard, version 2.0 of which we released in August, made it in at number nineteen on the App Store’s iPhone apps list. And in one of those inexplicable coincidences, Comp CC, which launched in March, also ranked number nineteen on the App Store’s iPad list—though it should be noted that we’ve since released an iPhone version of the app as well.
Both apps are free, so go download them if you haven’t already at trywildcard.com and adobe.com, respectively. You can find Apple’s Best of 2015 list at appstore.com/bestof2015, which will automatically launch the App Store on iOS or iTunes on OS X. And congratulations to the teams for all of the apps that made it on the list!+