In today’s time, everyone wants to keep themselves updated according to the latest technology. Even the businesses these days have adapted themselves according to the needs of their customers. Almost every business has its own mobile application. Customers who need full gratification require all the up to date technology trends and these can only be fulfilled if you have a mobile application for your business.
Mobile apps are one of the powerful tools that can instantly seek the attention of the customers. There are certain decisive things that a business should be aware of if they are planning to create a mobile app for their customers. These include:
- An enchanting UI
- Attractive Logos and Colors
- An Excellent Typography
- User Friendly Functionality
- Use of transitions
Above mentioned are some of the basic things that a customer will always look for in a mobile app.
Now, let’s have a look at the latest trends that are being followed by the UX/UI developers.
1. MATERIAL DESIGN
At present, this is one of the trendiest designs in the market. Material design, invented by Google is actually an enhanced version of the flat design. The impressive quality of this design is:
- Cleaner Design
- Penny Plain Color Schemes
- The functionality is implemented throughout the material which is basically a flat paper type object
The aforementioned tools can easily alter their size as well as form. Shadows effect and virtual lighting can also be used to give the app an ecstatic effect. The concept of layers in the material design is a huge success as it provides a superior UX.
To have a look at how the material design looks on a mobile app, check the image below:
2. FUNCTIONAL ANIMATION
Functional animations not only give your app a fancy look but are also highly attractive. The users these days love to see such animations in the app, as it becomes effortless for them to understand the entire functionality through these animations.
What are the things that one should look in these animations?
- Smooth Transition When Going from One Screen to Another
- Morphing of the Buttons
In case you are wondering how the functional animations, have a look at the image below:
3. CARD LAYOUTS
Card Layout comprises of grouping the entire information into variant similar size boxes. A single tap on one box and then gazing the information makes the look of the application efficient, attractive and convenient. Here is an insight of how a card layout looks like:
Typography is the cornerstone of any mobile app. Reading a text is quite a complex task, but this can be accomplished if the typography of an app is taken care.
Generally, the font size that is recommended lies between 11 to 17 points. Adding space, contrast and a size that is readable for the users makes the UI of the app look good.
For example, you can see the use of a good typography here:
5. COLOR SCHEMES
More the diversity, better your app looks. Your app will seek attention if it has several interesting elements. Both dark and white backgrounds will give your application a nice look. Also, if vibrant colors are used on a white background, it will intensify the look of the app.
So, if you are planning to build a mobile app, the aforesaid design tools will aid in making your app a successful one in the market.