What does it do?
The main function of the application is to view and browse 9gag posts. The application allows the user to switdch between Hot, Trending, and Vote options (provided you are a registered 9gag user). Additionally, there is the ability to comment, like, and share 9gag postings through the app.
From a design perspective, the app features a clean UI that is easy to use and navigate.
The developer also calls out some highlighted features, as well as upcoming features via the Play store description
– Infinite Scrolling
– View Hot, Trending, Vote sections
– Full Screen Gag Viewer
– Fast, Very Fast Loading Times
– Easy sharing to social networks
– Supports login so you can Like gags [Pro only]
– Save Image to Gallery [Pro only]
– Facebook Commenting [Pro only]
– …and many more!
– Tablet Layout support
– Landscape support
– Upgraded Holo UI
- Spinner Implementation for navigation
- Use of the Action bar that properly follows the Android Design Guidelines.
- Use of a bottom bar (when viewing individual posts)
- Holo icons throughout the application
- Two-Tone Holo Light/Dark theme
- Scrolling sticky title bars/floating headers (hard to describe, but see Roman Nurik’s post for some similar examples.
- Themes for the app (Holo Dark option would be great for night reading)
- Widget that features scrolling through posts
Nine is the application to have if you are a 9Gag fan. The app is beautiful, elegant, and easy to use and closely follows the Android Design Guidelines. That being said you may want to investigate in the Pro version to unlock some of the core features (universal sharing in particular). Also, we’d like to see a widget added. Overall this app is a joy to use, and beautifully designed, and definitely worth checking out.
Holo Score: 8.8/10 “Highly Recommended”
NINE // Free
Pro $0.99 (via In-App purchase)