Hey Designer News! My first post on here and just curious to hear what your favorite mobile app designs (iOS and Android) were for 2017. Looking to get inspired!
I don’t know if these apps got redesigns in 2017, but these are the apps I’ve been studying for inspiration, with my brief reflections:
- Apple News: An all-time favorite app design. Lovely and legible type, a UI that gently adjusts based on your interests, and a remarkable balance of many brands into a harmonious, unified experience. Tons to learn here, and not just from the visual aspects.
- Halide: Makes the complexity of powerful photography be simple to understand and use. Good UI makes the complex doable. Also good reference for custom UI on iPhone X.
- Doo: Smart data structure well-presented. Visual and interaction treatments might be a bit too clever, but at least it makes for a distinctive experience.
- Airtable: (Desktop): Makes building relational databases approachable and fast. How awesome is that? Mobile (incl. iPad) versions are, sadly, severely limited.
- The Guardian: (iPhone): Clear information hierarchy, customizable layout, and great content. Sadly the iPad version is far worse than the website, by generally wasting a ton of space.
- Outlook for iOS: Good interactions, and that ‘Focused’ inbox tab actually works!
Love to hear others’ favorites!
Few that come to mind
- HQ Triva