Article provided by: Atimi Software Inc.
Creating an app involves much more than just punching in some code and voila... A lot of thought and planning goes into making a popular and easy-to-use app. The app design and development pros at ATIMI understand exactly what makes a modern app great, and we can make an app for your brand that stands out.
The best part about having an app for your business is that you will be able to connect with your customers better than even social media allows you to. Because you will have a direct line to them 24x7, you can send push notifications and advertise with the click of a button. Your messages will show up on their smartphones as SMS notifications.
What UI Features Make an App Great?
ATIMI would like to share five design strategies that make for a professional user interface. Make sure that your app maker is up-to-speed with these design tips:
1. Keep the interface simple and responsive
It can be hard for an app user to know what to do if they are immediately overwhelmed with content. ATIMI will streamline each screen to only show your app users the essentials. It's also important that your app's display scales consistently across a wide variety of mobile devices.
2. Consider spacing between elements
Related items should be close together without obscuring one another. This prevents your app from being cluttered. The same goes for text elements. We'll provide enough space in-between words to improve user readability.
3. Stay consistent
ATIMI likes to use a color palette limited to only a few complimentary colors or shades. If you have a brand already, we will stick with those colors. It' also a good practice to use a single font or two fonts that compliment each other, such as Lato and Georgia Verdana.
4. Consider navigation
We understand that your users should be able to access all parts of your app effortlessly. One way we can achieve this is with buttons at the bottom of the screen that are present throughout the whole app. This allows easy thumb access to commonly used functions. If you prefer a cleaner look, you can opt for a hamburger style menu.
5. Follow platform-specific design languages
iOS and Android have their own common design guidelines. A good app maker isn't going to try to reinvent the wheel here. Users of each platform should feel at home within your app. For example, iOS icons tend to use a flat design. On the other hand, Android employs its signature design guidelines, which uses real-world influences like the interplay of lighting and shadows.
We'll Put These Practices to Use for Your App
These are five simple yet highly powerful design tips that any app maker should consider if you want a professional mobile app UI. If you're looking to have a mobile app made, the development and design professionals at ATIMi are ready to work with you.