We all know that Apple is strict when it comes to approving applications on the app-store. Developers have to follow a plethora of actual guidelines to ensure their submittions are approved. So when ‘Track 8′ by Ender Labs was approved in the App-store we were a bit dazzled. Why is that, well because Track 8 is in high resemblance to the Windows phone Metro-style user interface; And one of Apples big no-no’s is creating an application that resembles iOS or a competitors UI.
So yeah, Track 8 was approved. But what is to love about this application is the Metro Style UI like on Windows phones. Overall this could be a replacement for the stock music player, and it looks amazing, its all the Metro-Style UI! You can swipe left to right to view your albums,songs, playlists, or whatever genre’s you may have. But the key to the amazingness of the music player is to have pictures for each song/album, that way the full effect will be seen.
So here is a quick promo-video of what to expect with Track 8:
If you can’t tell from the video, than this Track 8 application happens to have the cleanest user interfaces of any apps on the market. I’ve loved the Metro-Style blocks since Microsoft first introduced it a few years ago.
And to tack on to just how alike the application is to Windows 8′s Metro Style UI, check out the shot below. Even the settings panel where you can choose your background color looks exactly the same.
As of now this is the only Metro Style UI application that has made its way into the application store on iOS. I am pretty sure it also won’t be the last unless this somehow slipped past iOS application verification checks.
I love that Track 8 plays our music, and adds style while at it. But I am not a big fan of the features it lacks, such as creating playlists, and streaming music from iTunes Match.