Discovr for iPhone

Explore the world of music with Discovr.
Number 1 music app in the US and 50+ countries.
 

 
 


Discovr is a Number 1 music app in the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, UK, and more than 50 other countries. Discovr has been featured extensively by Apple in the US, featured in The Wall Street Journal and used by millions of music fans across the globe.

David McKinney was responsible for all app design including the user interface, prototyping, user experience design, visual design, usability testing, and basic interface code. David also did all business and marketing for the app, ran the app development team, and did all project management to take the app from concept to App Store.

This app is live and can be downloaded from the App Store.
Detailed case study is available on request. 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Emoji Type for iPhone & iPad

Emoji Type is a custom keyboard for iOS that autosuggests emoji as you type. Featured by Apple worldwide. Acquired by Swiftkey (now owned by Microsoft).
 

 
 

Emoji Type was featured by Apple on their official US Twitter account and across the App Store, as well as featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and many more. The app was released on the US App Store 18 months before Apple shipped their own emoji prediction feature in iOS, and was then acquired by Swiftkey who were subsequently bought by Microsoft. The app is no longer available to download from the App Store.

David McKinney was responsible for all concept development, branding, prototyping, visual design, experience design, interface design, project management, business and marketing for the app. Detailed case study is available on request. 

 
 

 
 

Product Hunt for iPhone

Official Product Hunt app. Featured by Apple in the US App Store as well as in TechCrunch, The Verge, Fox, Bloomberg, and more. Product Hunt was acquired by Angel List for $20M.
 

 
 


David and his team were responsible for all design and development of the first iOS app for US based startup Product Hunt. David developed the first two major releases of the official Product Hunt app, as well as a heap of minor iterations. The work started with creating the very first Product Hunt app concept designs, and continued on to all prototyping, interface design, experience design, usability testing, quality assurance, interface code, full app software development, and project management for the app.

David worked directly with Ryan Hoover from the very beginning of the app up until the company secured Series A funding. After the fundraise, the company had enough resources to expand and build a proper in-house product team so David helped transition the app to the new team who went on to develop all later versions of the app. Product Hunt was recently acquired for $20M.

 
 

 

Flipcase for iPhone

A game that uses the case of the iPhone 5c to play Connect Four.
Featured in The Next Web, GigaOm, Huffington Post, Techcrunch, and The Verge.
 

 
 
 

David was responsible for the initial concept, user interface and animation prototyping, user experience design, and final user interface design, and did all marketing, promo videos, press, and business development for the app.  

This app requires an (old!) iPhone 5c and matching case to play the game, so the best way to experience this app now is to watch the 1 minute promo video. There are about half a million views of the promo video alone on Youtube.
Detailed case study is available on request. 

 
 

 

Cinderly for iPhone

Local fashion app for people just like you.
 

 


This project was for a New York fashion/lifestyle company. David McKinney was responsible for user experience design, animation, UI development, quality assurance, software development, and deployment to the US App Store. David also wrote custom particle effects animations in Swift to create the signature emoji animations in the app. This app is live on the App Store. Detailed case study is available on request. 

 

 
 

ZipBooks for iPhone

Simple easy invoicing on iPhone

 
 


This project was for a LA-based US accounting startup. The app was rated 5/5 stars on the US App Store and a Number 1 accounting app on Product Hunt. David was responsible for all product design (except the colour gradients) including prototyping, branding, UX and visual design, as well as all UI code and software development. This app is live on the App Store. Detailed case study is available on request. 

 
 

 
 

Spy Trap for iPhone

A real life spy adventure for kids. An iPhone experiment in augmented reality using beacons and geolocation.

 
 
 

David was responsible for the initial concept and prototyping, interface design, animation, user experience, and all code in Objective-C for deployment with an iPhone and 3rd party beacons.
 

 

 

Healthcare app for iPhone

Better health care for the aged.

 

Early stage interface design and software development for a Los Angeles client that wanted to experiment with conversational UI. David was responsible for all initial concepts, user research, prototyping, interface design, interaction design, information architecture, user experience design visual design, usability testing, quality assurance, user interface code, and software development.

 
 

 

Daily News for iPhone
 

This was a design and development project for a Los Angeles, US client that wanted to reinvent the news. Early stage experiments in visual design, interface design, and user experience design. David was responsible for all initial concepts, user research, prototyping, interface design, interaction design, user experience design, and visual design. 

 

 

Lip Sync for iPhone
 

 


This was a software design and development contract project for a US startup with a high profile rap star - never released due to music rights licensing issues. David was responsible for all branding, prototyping, visual design, user experience, information architecture, user interface design, interface code, developer team lead, beta testing, quality assurance, and project management.