Every mobile app development company wants their app to be successful. But how is it possible? Is it possible to create an app that users would like? It requires a lot of dedication and hard work but yes, it is possible.
The major factors that make an application successful are its robust codebase, exceptional graphics, cross-platform compatibility, and interactive app design (UX/UI design). A user always gets attracted to an application with a good UX/UI design. Many studies show that 80% of users never returned to a mobile application because of their poor Mobile App Design and if you are aiming for a successful mobile app then don’t compromise your app design.
Here are few mobile designing practices that would save you from the nightmares of a failed mobile app.
Clear and Interesting Contents
Basically content means all the written text in your application. The rule of minimal content is really helpful for the user to understand your application. The small size of the touchscreen makes the accessibility of contents a tad difficult. And such complex accessibility gives the user a bad experience with your mobile app. So, to avoid any such difficulties keep the content minimum and to the point.
Easy Navigation and Menus
In many applications, menus and navigation are really complex. In a common website, the menu will be present on the top of the page, but the same menu will take up a substantial part of your mobile screen. Complex navigation will result in bad user experience. You can add a tab navigation bar that can take place of hamburger menus. Tab bars are mostly found on the bottom of the screen that allows you a quick access to the different selection of the apps. Tab navigation has been proved essential in increasing the user-friendliness for YouTube.
Mobile app should be screen responsive
There is a false notion in every designer’s mind that any application can work on the screen of 320-pixel width. The responsiveness of any application may vary from Smartphone to Smartphone because of its various screen size. There are other screen sizes that Smartphones uses that have the width of 176,240,480,360 and even 600-pixels. For the sake of displaying the content properly, the layout of your app should be flexible enough. Imagine the consequences in your business if your app works fine on a device with a fixed pixel width and gets misaligned on every other device.
A keyboard and mouse can be used to interact with a website. But it is totally a different story in a mobile application as the main mode of interaction in a mobile app is its touchpad. With different shapes and sizes of fingers used on a phone, it is essential for a designer to design a button in a standard size. Form fields and functional buttons should be large enough to avoid clicking on any adjoining buttons by accident.
Use of Minimum Forms
In several apps, they ask for many details from the users and sometimes the user gets frustrated and leaves. In any phone, there will be a virtual keyboard which is barely 5 x 5 mm in size that can make the typing experience unpleasant. In such situation any user would get annoyed, so keep the forms to a minimum. Whenever you can auto-fill the fields in the form, this will make the app more user-friendly. You can also use a visual calendar instead of an empty field while filling dates and you can also add a progress bar at the bottom showing the user how far they have reached.
A good mobile app should be both useful and interactive and the design of the mobile app makes it possible. Mobile App Development companies around the world are looking for a flawless design for their application. And it’s about time you start to serve your user with the best mobile app design.