If you want your applications to last in the 21st century, then you absolutely have to go mobile. After all, there are over seven billion mobile devices in the world and some companies believe that over 49 percent of internet traffic is seen on cell phones and tablets.
That is why it is so important to go mobile.
But it is more than just coming up with an idea. You have to make it work for your users. So without further ado, let’s dive into what makes a great mobile app user interface.
One of the biggest aspects that makes a great interface is accessibility for every potential user. Extra care must be taken for mobile devices because there is only so much space and that smaller screen has to share visuals with buttons and keypads so keep the space in mind.
Don’t make your buttons too small or too bunched together or you will just end up frustrating your users. Also, keep in mind that different people hold their phones in a variety of ways so plan your interface so that it is easy to use from multiple angles.
When planning your accessibility options, keep the user’s most important finger in mind: their thumb. We use our thumbs more than any other digit when using mobile apps so help the users out and keep the most heavily used buttons at the bottom of the screen and be sure to create a flow of motion that any user’s thumb will most likely follow.
2. Keep It Simple:
The primary objective of your interface should be to allow users to perform the tasks that they need to complete in as few steps as possible. Some developers recommend the “two-tap rule,” which states that once inside the app, it should only take two clicks to do what needs to be done.
3. Proper Orientation:
Many designers may not put too much thought into the orientation of their mobile apps, but the orientation is a major aspect that could make all the difference. When it comes to choosing a landscape or portrait orientation, let the user decide by keeping the orientation unlocked. Consider how your app will be used. If you expect your users to be doing a lot of typing, you may want to focus more on landscape. Less typing? Then keep it portrait.
4. Spend Time On Your Images:
It isn’t just about what your customers can do with your app, it is also what they see when they look at your app, so make it look attractive. What makes a great mobile app user interface is a crisp and clear presentation.
If you have images in your app, don’t settle for the same old clip art images, instead use new and vivid photography and stick to pictures that are relevant, modern and professional.
5. Test Before You Release:
You can implement all of the tricks and pretty icons that you want, but if you do not spend an adequate time testing your app before release, then you could be in big trouble. Let people test your interface, but not just any people, get groups and individuals from demographics that will actually be using your app when it is released.
It is important that you take your time when creating your mobile interface because, with so much competition in the industry, the only way to stand out in the crowd is to add flare, professionalism, and usability to your interface.
If you have an application that could benefit from some UI tweaks, then contact Maavan today and let’s get your app to the forefront.