The growth in mobile apps over the past few years has been nothing short of phenomenal. Smart phones and mobile tablets have rapidly taken over from static workstations as the most popular medium for accessing information instantly and easily.
To remain relevant, all companies need to connect effectively with their customers via these mobile platforms. Effective design of mobile apps creates that much needed connection.
Creating an effective mobile app is not just about transferring information from your regular website. Mobile apps have very specific requirements that are difficult to develop without the right expertise in design.
Top 5 Tips for Awesome Mobile App Design.
1. Donï¿½t Abuse Colours
As tempting as it might be to use the whole rainbow spectrum, too many colours will look messy and confuse your users. Keep it simple and use only those required to be functional and reflect your brand.
2. Create a Simple Experience
Minimise the amount of information presented to users. When designing the front screen, present only the information required to take the next action. Cluttering the page will complicate the user experience and potentially create confusion. Each screen should have only one or two purposes.
3. Use Icons to Take Your Design to the Next Level
Icons save space as many use less room than a single word. They are great for optimising space on small screens. User recognition of icons reduces the need for them to read, something that most people donï¿½t like to do on smaller mobile devices. When choosing icons, make sure they are clear and their function is obvious. This will result in an immediate improvement in design
4. Create an Awesome User Walkthrough
Your walkthrough is most likely to be the first interaction with your app for new users. Make it a special experience. Inform your new customers in a way that engages them and makes it fun to follow through.
5. Use Images as Your ï¿½Wowï¿½ Factor
Images are an essential key to great visual design and improved user experience. Relevant, professional images coupled with great typography and smart use of whitespace will produce an exceptional mobile app design.
At Alinga, we use all these tips and more to create beautiful and functional mobile app designs. We have years of experience working on the Gold Coast and can help you to create a lasting connection with your customers.
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