Having an attractive and user-friendly app is a great way to beat your competition. Here are four current trends for mobile app design that you need to know!
Human interaction has gone mobile, and brands are hard at work to create the next exciting app.
How do app inventors and developers stay relevant? How can brands create a connection, not just reach?
Keeping up to date with the hottest trends in mobile app design is the way.
Here are four top mobile app design trends right now:
Are you still clicking the little heart on Instagram? Selecting “yes” or “no” on online dating apps?
By now, most people double tap and scroll, swipe left or right, and are aware that most apps refresh by pulling down.
Bye-bye dated buttons!
Hello, user experience. Gestures have become second nature.
They go beyond the surface of our interaction with an app.
The physical act of a gesture resembles using something tangible; something real which users will connect to on a deeper level.
Gestures are definitely worth utilizing in your next mobile app design project.
2. Wearable Technology
It’s pretty much everywhere.
People, not athletes alone, are tracking their steps, heart rate, and more.
Wearable technology has become a way to better interact with yourself.
Individual stats on performance, patterns, and goals are now available in an instant.
But are they available in the best way?
Sports Illustrated argues the next step for wearables is to be exactly that — something worn.
This world of tech is expected to already come as part of clothing in 2017, rather than an accessory to add on.
Beyond fitness, wearable technology in 2017 could shed light on much more; think improving mood, accessing lockers or doors, and eliminating the need to charge.
The best apps are those that function well across all platforms.
Their content simply works on desktop and mobile of any shape or size.
These apps are visually engaging and provide information across different devices with ease.
How do developers display information in such a way? They put it on a card.
Cards are homes within apps for content to thrive.
Text gets organized in a way that makes things simple and engaging.
Bonus points for cards with subtle hues of color or engaging typography, which is discussed more in #4 below.
4. Design for Content
As much as mobile app design needs to engage users, they need to drown out the noise too.
Trends from 2016 point towards lighter backgrounds. Big fonts also help aesthetics.
The key is a design that will hook users.
Make them curious for more from your app by playing with colors or adding a quirky illustration.
With over 2 million apps available for download on both iOS and Android markets, app inventors and developers need to create an exciting experience, not just another product to add to the mix.
Many eyes are watching for what the next app innovations of 2017 will bring.
Could it be a new way of interacting with an app?
The thrill of hitting a new CrossFit PR thanks to the virtual coach in your ear?
Maybe you have the idea 2017 is waiting for, but you need to get to work developing the app.
Your inner genius is calling. Don’t wait to answer.