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This article was published on June 17, 2011


    Having trouble skinning your mobile app? Tapptics can help.

    Having trouble skinning your mobile app? Tapptics can help. Image by: Nico Kaiser
    Joel Falconer
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    Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found g Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found gaming or consulting. Follow Joel on Twitter.

    Been working on a mobile app so you can enter the competitive chaos of the App Store, only to find you can’t get it looking as pleasing as those already out there?

    That’s okay — you’re a developer after all — but you don’t have to succumb to sub-par interface design. Tapptics is a new site that caters to a developer’s mobile design needs on every front: it’s a membership site with tutorials for those who want to learn themselves, a bank of customizable icons, and templates for iPhone, iPad and Android apps.

    Tapptics is run by former Yahoo! mobile UI designer Jen Gordon — you can check out her design work on Dribbble.

    The developer package is $197 a year, though there’s a $97 idea person pack that gives you access to quite a bit of the site. Seems like a decent investment for design-challenged developers (yes, we know that’s most of you) or those who just don’t want to spend time designing.