Best designed apps of 2017?

over 3 years ago from , Co-Founder of BeeMatic, Inc.

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!


  • Ryan MiglavsRyan Miglavs, over 3 years ago

    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!

    ❧ R

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  • Weston VierreggerWeston Vierregger, over 3 years ago



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  • Precious Madubuike, over 3 years ago


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  • Jared KrauseJared Krause, over 3 years ago

    Few that come to mind

    • Postmates
    • HQ Triva
    • Coinbase
    • Uber
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  • Tim Kjær LangeTim Kjær Lange, over 3 years ago

    Supertop's Castro.

    Their blog is also topnotch, goes into the design details.

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