What is the biggest mobile app design trends in 2017?

By on April 19, 2017

Mobile app design trends 2017

Going beyond the use of just making phone calls or sending a text, nowadays smartphones with their many existing app seem to be everything surrounding us from doing business, checking email, shopping or even playing game.

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And just like any other creative fields, the mobile app design market keep changing with the passing of time. It’s essential for designers to know what the current and upcoming trends are. It helps you stay ahead the competitions and meet your clients’s expectations.

So, what should we look for in 2017?

Let’s dive in.

Wearable technology rules over

Mobile app design trends 2017

Yes, it’s 2017 already. When it comes to speaking of design trends, we must consider not only smartphones or tablets, but also wearable devices.

Take Apple watch as an example of wearable technology. You have to admit that it has already taken our hearts with various compatible app, don’t you?

Sooner or later people will switch to wearing devices instead of carrying them.

Material design again and again

Mobile app design trends 2017

Material design are not going away anywhere. Introduced the first time in 2014, it was the baby of Google (which is convincing enough to use it)

The aim of material design is to delivers better users’ experience, easier interaction and simplify user engagement with various mobile platforms.

For example, most of the applications developed by Google are designed on the same concept such as: Google Maps, Google Drive, YouTube.

Typography will dominate

Mobile app design trends 2017

Typography is a powerful visual element which evoke your brand and define your voice and much more.

In the world that people seem to be bombarded with too much content, providing a concise statement really do make a difference. Clarity is the key here. Using typography is obviously a better way to enhance user experience.

Therefore, becoming a master of typography, your app is 90% successful.

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New and interesting gesture

How many time have you observed that gestures are inconsistent across apps and devices? Did it confuse you?

There are a number of gestures — touch, double touch, drag, swipe, pinch in, pinch out, hold and drag, yes a lot of them.

Web design trends in 2017

2017 will be the year when professionals focus on this trend and take the most advantage of it in order to improve interaction and make app user life simple.

Movements — Animations + Videos

If a picture paints a thousand words, then a video or an animation can do that hundredfold. The human eye loves motion.

Web design trends in 2017

Therefore, if you want your app to rock in 2017, you still need to stick with animation and video. They will bring your app to life, create the one that can express your own story in a more visual, engaging and interactive way.

More focus on AI and Chatbots

At the end of the day, the purpose of an app, especially a business app, is to reach out its users and interact with them,. That’s why people nowadays try to make effort to better communicating with potential visitors through bots.

Song Nhi - A virtual financial assistant

AI or chatbot, is not a new concept but a fairly prominent topic in the tech world lately. They really took off in 2016 and will continue to rise in the next couple years. Take Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortona as an great example. Who doesn’t love Siri anyway?

Final Words

We have covered here some of the most important mobile app design trends for you to keep an eye on. With the aim of creating better user experience and better interface, these trends clearly show a real concerted effort to make the process of bridging the gap between real and virtual world much easier.

Not all of these trends may be useful for your business, but it’s always beneficial to know what’s happening in the industry.

You think our list is incomplete? Please share your thoughts with us in the comment box below.

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