I'm building an iOS 8 app and would really like to use the font A beat by Kai created by Kai Buskirk.

Font sample:

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This font is free for personal use but not for commercial use.

I'm wondering how I can buy a license for commercial use on an App in the App Store, or if you can recommend similar fonts that I can use for my apps?

  • Please search on this side; there are similar questions were you will find the links to websites to find other fonts ... BTW: Welcome to GD.SE!
    – Mensch
    Jan 29, 2015 at 10:51
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    keywords i would use to search: geometric, rounded, bauhaus
    – spiral
    Jan 29, 2015 at 10:55
  • @spiral I'll look into those keywords, thanks
    – Erik
    Jan 29, 2015 at 11:33
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    It feels like a really bad version of Avante Garde. But yes, the best way to handle this is to just contact the designer and ask for a commercial license.
    – DA01
    Jan 29, 2015 at 17:02

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Comfortaa is a pretty close / similar alternative, if you don't mind the rounded ends, and it's free/open source.

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It's Comfortaa Regular in the example

  • Though still a little quirky, I'd say this is much better drawn in terms of overall proportions.
    – DA01
    Jan 30, 2015 at 21:01

You can also contact the designer directly: http://www.dafont.com/profile.php?user=397384

You do need an account.

  • Best to use the email address: [email protected] or send him on a message on that website?
    – Erik
    Jan 29, 2015 at 11:43
  • I think that doesnt matter too much. He will get the message either way. You could also use the form on his website.
    – user37657
    Jan 29, 2015 at 11:46

You can try WhatTheFont. It searches similar fonts by image.

Modulus Medium

DyeLine Medium

Ardeco 3

Harry Plain

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Not a perfect match but I wouldn't tell the difference.

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    WhatTheFont results do not persist, and your link has expired. You need to link to the individual fonts (and, preferably, include an image of each in your answer). Jan 30, 2015 at 12:38

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