Seeing the world through a fresh pair of eyes

brand eins
Mikroökonomie
Concept and Design
SinnerSchrader Swipe
Development
SinnerSchrader Swipe
Platform
iPad

Challenge

The business magazine brand eins wanted to bring “Microeconomy”, one of its most popular sections since 2000, to the iPad in a multidimensional way. The section depicts business in the smallest economic unit – people throughout the world.

Result

We developed an app that brings all the 145 articles that have been published so far to the iPad. The app enables readers to travel around the world and learn how people live and work, what they earn and what they dream of: from the night watchman in Burkina Faso to the butcher in Wakendorf in Holstein, Germany.

Navigation

In landscape format, the world maps can be swiped at will with a finger, enabling all columns on the map to be localised.

Article

Each article can be read in either landscape or portrait format. In landscape format, interviews and statistics are placed next to each other. Each article can be shared using email, Twitter or Facebook.

Statistics

At the end of every article there are various statistics about the country in question.

Push notification

As soon as an article is available, a message is sent to all users. The red “1” on the app icon points users to the new article. In addition, a pointer appears on the cover of the app.

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Gabriele Fischer

Editor-in-chief brand eins