Sometime ago , you might remember RIM made a great move by acquiring the UI company called TAT. Well, now the partnership is starting to bear fruit and it is delicious.
First demo is of the app called “ScrapBook” , features very nice effects and fun features, have a look :
Next is a physics based weather info app called ‘Aura” it’s cool how TAT has made the Playbook very artsy 🙂
Overall i am very happy RIM acquired TAT, and looking forward to some more eye-candy stuff from them .
You know TAT(The Astonishing Tribe), the awesome guys responsible for the amazing concept UIs ? like this Velvet concept and the 2D-3D horizon maps ?
RIM acquires TAT
They(the TAT) have been, confirmed today, bought by none other than RIM, the makers of the blackberry devices. and why ? of course to re-invent their UI with some snazzy concepts by TAT. And with the potential of playbook looming large, RIM are definitely going on the right path in regards to the UI part.Hopefully we should get some nice UI that sweeps you right off your feet.And also, beware iPad, your competitor is coming with a new UI ( the playbook )
Fingers crossed, like i have said earlier and now am saying it again, 2011 is THE year for Smartphones/Mobile computers.Its gonna be awesome.
Source Blackberry Blog
Meanwhile check out some cool TAT videos after the break.
The Astonishing Tribe, very well known as TAT are famous for their concept UIs and are actually responsible for the UI on Android, which is awesome in my opinion.They have demoed their New 3D 2D horizon concept on maps and lists for google Nexus One.It is done using their cascades UI technology which uses the GPU to handle the UIs.
Videos after the break.