First of all, many thanks to Manton Reece for allowing me to use Tweet library as a case study for this blog post.

In this post, I want to get your creative mind flowing and show you the possible ways you can revamp your app’s look and feel. I decided to take Tweet Library and show some alternative designs you can achieve with the templates from App Design Vault.

Also you get to download the Xcode project that implements the designs at the end of this post for free. Sweet, huh?

Dark Coolness

First off, I used the Podradio template to give the interface a dark look and feel. Almost like Twitterrific but with some textures.


Stitched Leather


Some of you are probably saying, Isn’t that Skeuomor….? Come on, let’s face it, there is some sexiness to leather textured interfaces.

Now while everyone is proposing to move on to “flat” design, I’m so against that. Imagine a world with the same red, green and blue buttons on all apps 2 years down the road.

This design uses the Foody template from the full gallery of templates

Ocean blue


Cool thing about having a service like App Design Vault is, you don’t have to stick with leather if you don’t like it. We cater to all tastes. Just like this minimal blue design which probably reminds you of the Twitter. app.

This uses the Biz App template.

And if you don’t want your app to look like Twitter, use our free Color Switcher app here and switch it up!.


Download the sample project

Just because we are cool like that, here is the sample Xcode project that implements all the three designs you see above.

Don’t forget to check out the full gallery of templates. If you have any questions, just leave a comment and I will be around to answer as soon as possible.