Designers are meant to solve problems, Kushagra Agarwal Lead Designer at Rainway, Inc. personifies this so well. It was a proud moment for Indian design community when an Indian app was featured in Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).
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Protanopia, a kind of color blindness (a state in which the red cones are absent, leaving only the cones that absorb blue and green light) drove this designer to develop a color-picker app called Cone, that can help color-blind to identify colors. Isn’t it great? Well, Apple thinks so. Even though Cone was the most celebrated app, developed by Kushagra, he developed other apps like Unwind and CBVision too.
About Kushagra Agarwal
Developed by using SwiftUI, the cone was initially made to help the colorblind communities in picking and identifying colors. Later, many designer-centric features were added to the app to make it a tool for designers. Cone uses the device’s camera and Apple’s AVFoundation framework to detect the colors of a picture or live object. Although it’s not available for Android users, the next big step for this app is anticipated to be an AR version of this app. Kushagra really wants the colorblind community to get an immersive experience in their real-world surroundings.
Cost – $4.99
Rating – 4.5 stars
App compatibility – iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.
Key features of Cone
Live Color Picker – Lets users identify the color in real-time and give details like color name and Hex code.
Pantone Colors – Gives users up to 10 closest Pantone sorted by match percentage.
Save colors – You can save color and add it manually to your color library.
Create and export buckets – Organize, collect, export, and share your colors into beautiful palettes.
Colorblind Mode – It presents the simplified name for colors rather than the complex one to make it easy for color-blind people to understand and identify.
We all see the world differently but apps like this unify views. Cone is a perfect example of how a problem can be solved using vision, art, empathy, and technology. Kushagra Agarwal is an inspiration for all the designers and creators who want to solve problems and offer a great user experience.