mobile | 2017-10-17 00:00:00 +0000

Steve - The simplest calendar app money can buy for iOS

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Hellonext Team

Note: We're leaving the pronunciation open. Right now we're taking the 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs' monkey Steve's tone - you can pick another tone if you'd like, so cool right! 😁

Switching to a serious tone,

One of the most annoying things about the Calendar app is that when you open it only to find that you're overflowing with tasks that has a lot of junk mixed in it. In the HQ, we keep our calendars open for every other Skcripter to view - this way we avoid overlapped meeting timings or events.

The Problem Statement

Though all of this was very comfortable and useful, we missed meeting timings despite having our calendars open on our PC's. This was because we saw too many things in one single view and ignored the collaborative calendar view, and this is where the individual view failed miserably to keep us on track with time.

When you open any calendar app that's available in the market currently, you see a ton of information being pushed down your eye and then to your brain. This was our problem.

Also, when something is on your calendar, you somehow know what the event is all about. All that you need is to get reminded of the event title. Not everything around it.

The Solution

We wanted to narrow down one's view to only one day at a time.

We wanted a calendar app that is super minimal and projects information only when required.

We wanted a calendar app that's very neatly organized and can sit on a dock right next to your laptop, all day long.

That is when Steve was born.

What, or rather who is Steve?

Unlike any other app that shows or tells what your day comprises of, Steve lists the meetings and events scheduled only for that day.

'Less is more' is more than apt for Steve. With its minimalist look, it is as simple as it can get.

With Steve,

  • One cannot view all days of the month at a time
  • One cannot add view a lot of information at the same time
  • One cannot do a ton of action at any given time

But what they CAN do is,

  • View events as they happen on the beautiful Retina display on the iPhone
  • Get to know what's coming up next
  • Add events really quick with all the details possible

All one can do is see what is there for you to do, get your mind to focus and work only on that. The possibility of getting distracted with too many things to see in a calendar is shut down completely.

Why Steve?

It's not everyday that you find a calendar app that's named Steve. But if a dinosaur called Steve can jump over trees, then this Steve can tell you the meetings you have for that day. Also, this app is named after one of the best people to have lived and our hugest source of inspiration, Mr. Steve Jobs.

The catch

Steve was built to solve a pressing problem that everyone of us faced inside the HQ - which is making sure that our calendar stay organized, clean and don't have anything cluttered and missed. This, combined with our love for inventing things is our own small way of paying homage to the wonderful legacy of Mr. Jobs.

Steve is available only for iOS at the moment as beta. But never fear, we're soon jumping into Android too! 😉

And, the best part

Steve is simple and powerful.

Anybody will love Steve right after the first look. With the Amazing Black (that's what we call it) background and the brightly colored Awesome Red (that's the name we gave to 'our' red) text, you will definitely feel richer (that does not mean that you can sell Steve and buy clothes, sorry to burst your bubble, but we've got the copyrights) and your focus will only be on the tasks and nothing else for that matter.

We care

As much as Steve makes a day more productive, it also greets you with a motivational quote everyday. Steve cares about you!

Steve is available on the App Store and it should soon be making it's way to PlayStore too, so it's time for you guys to tell us what else Steve should do.

Click here to register for beta signups!

Happy Steve-ing!

Last updated: September 7th, 2023 at 7:42:06 AM GMT+0

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Hellonext is a user feedback tool and this article was written by many people at Hellonext. Hellonext helps prioritize product roadmap based on user-input.