For those who are new to the concept of Brit + Co., it's a website geared towards helping us online folk find savvy shortcuts for our digital lives or even to assist us when in the real world. It’s a fun lively and colourful website which seems to lend itself perfectly to a Windows Phone app.
The site covers everything from tech to cooking and has a heavy slant towards the craft side of things. The team lead by Brit has set up shop to teach us some innovative ideas for simple, beautiful and creative living. Read on to find out more.
The app is available for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7 so nobody should feel left out of the creative lifestyle action. In a rather lengthy and positive post Brit has this to say about why they have released an app to complement their website.
“Why Windows Phone? Well, first and foremost, we LOVE the chic and minimal design. The clean text and large images tug at our visually inclined hearts. But even better, it’s as if the Windows Phone was designed for Brit + Co. Our grid-like interface matches perfectly with the live tile design within the Windows Phone UI. Secondly, we are striving to be on as many mobile platforms as possible, as we truly believe that the mobile app experience of Brit + Co. is perhaps even better than the web experience, given that so much of our content is best read in the kitchen, bedroom (who doesn’t need a little Brit + Co. before bed?), or on-the-go.” - Brit Morin
Funky lifestyle app for your funky phone..
The app itself is made with a good degree of care and attention and does well to fit in with the look and feel of Windows Phone. You’ll get access to all the main sections of the site and you can pin news sections to your home screen. Like something and you can share it with your friends via email, Facebook, Twitter or SMS.
Brit’s enthusiasm for Windows Phone is nice to see, we’re actually ahead of Android in getting a mobile app. Not bad going, in fact it’s worth noting what else she (Brit of Brit + Co - yup, it's a mind-bender!) has to say about her Lumia 920:
“If you haven’t yet played with one of these phones, you definitely should. It’s much different than an iPhone or Android phone, but you can get used to it over a couple of days. I’ve personally been using a Nokia Lumia 920 (above, left) for the past few months and have enjoyed the experience quite a bit. Plus, I love that they come in so many different bold colours — no need for a case!” - Brit Morin
The app has only been in the market for a few days now but is already seeing some very positive reviews, most of which concentrate on how good it looks. Not bad for the first version but if we were being picky we’d say that the performance was a little sluggish at times even on the mighty Lumia 920. Other than that we’d suggest you get your act together and check it out.
You can download the app from the Windows Phone Store or use the QR code below.