Mobile App Design
A Perfect Mix of Marketing & Technology
A PERFECT MIX OF MARKETING & TECHNOLOGY
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Mobile App Design
If you want to try mobile app design but unsure where to start, PROS got you covered. We have the expertise, skill, and creativity to use the right tools that will make your designs valuable for the end-user experience.
What Is Mobile App Design?
Both the user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) are included in mobile app design. App designers make an app look good, and developers make it work correctly. Designers work on the general style of the app, such as the color scheme, selection of font, and the kinds of buttons and widgets the user will use.
Which Platform Should I Design For?
Based on why you want to design mobile apps, you might even know beforehand which platform you are willing to work with and why.
But, if you’re unsure and uncertain then begin with the one you have some sort of familiarity with. Design for Android if you’re using an Android phone, or an iPhone if you’re using an iOS device.
You could decide the design for both alternatively, but it is better, to begin with, one in the initial phase.
What Tools Should I Use?
After finalizing the platform you’re designing for, choose the right web design tools. However, you can use the same tools generally for both platforms. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe XD, and Sketch are some of the famous options for app design.
Adobe XD or Sketch works is more suited for designing mobile apps than Photoshop as the former are made by keeping designing and prototyping in mind while Photoshop is generally used to manipulate images.
Adobe XD or Sketch work better for your design workflows and is directed at UI and UX designers. It is important to sketch your wireframes and product prototype on paper but app designing software makes the whole process simple and easy.
OS Design Guidelines
Know the dos and don’ts of the platform you start designing. Generally speaking, mobile app design has few parallels between the various operating systems, for example:
- Goal-driven design
- Keep it simple
- Maintain the flow
- Readability is key
- Respect the platform
An app is downloaded and installed by users with the expectation that it will perform in a way that they are used to. What they already know decides their opinion about the app but when an app doesn’t conform to 90% of the OS-specific design rules, then users will most probably delete it.
Keep in mind the numerous navigation patterns that iOS and Android have, and also think about buttons, font selection, and placement of UI objects – each differs depending on the platform. There is no guesswork involved to figure out what is acceptable and what is not. You can review the design guidelines of both Apple and Android before you start to design actively.