With so many apps being released in such a short period of time, designers need to really create apps that stand out. In this roundup we’re sharing 40 beautifuld mobile app designs with excellent UI experience in mind. Also at the end of the post you’ll find some more resources to follow top mobile app design trends.
Mobile apps are even changing the way we design anything nowadays! Everybody is pushing to higher resolution with new retina displays (ipad3) and I believe whole web will get super beautiful and sleek soon enough!
But before it happens we can inspire from these high quality inspirational mobile app designs! It doesn’t matter for which platform you create design, you can transfer experience from mobile to web, from web to tablets! As you can see even print and web is not so different now! Big typography, textures, images are used everywhere!
Only one big difference in my opinion is touch screens – for mobile and tablets you need to put big attention in UX, usability. Make sure buttons are easy to click, you effectively use touch controls to swipe, expand, minimize with your fingers.
If you are designing mobile apps yourself I would strongly encourage to download a lot of these apps on your mobile, tablet and play with them! Even if you are just designer not developer you need to plan whole experience with your design! Ok, now off to the inspirational part – enjoy this roundup we put together for you!
Which is your favorite mobile app by design and usability? Leave your feedback in comments!
Camera Genius is a camera application that significantly increases standard functionality. It has separate focus and exposure areas, picture editing tools and effects, social network sharing features and more. Great idea to blend SLR with phone and the UI design is nice and clean.
Moodswings helps you add and track your daily mood through time and location. Check how people in your neighborhood are feeling and understand the reasons behind your mood swings. Good concept brought to life with a beautiful design.
RaceSplitter is an easy-to-use, yet powerful race timer, that allows you to time a race or training session, and get splits and relative standings while out on the course. Clean interface and great functionality.
Ogorod Stuff is a great way to share pictures of your clothes, gadgets, vehicles and all the other stuff that you use everyday. I don’t see the point of this app but you got to admit that the design is neat and refined.
WoooBee is a location based service, where you can share the hottest spots in town with your friends and receive discounts. Beautiful color scheme with pixel-perfect elements, yet it looks like the functionality of the app won’t be that great.
Suffering from jet lag? Flying between timezones may cause your biological clock to run amok making you feel tired and disoriented. Jetlag App helps combat these feelings so you can enjoy your trip and be alert all day long. Minimal design with a nice color scheme.
Email, text, tweet, facebook, and paper mail personalized photo cards, notes, invitations + announcements right from your iPhone, iPad
or iPod Touch. The app itself is very simple but those photo card designs are awesome.
SKTCH is a generative drawing application for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Instead of adopting traditional “brush” based drawing, SKTCH is about presets, created by a number of digital artists around the globe. In this app you’re the designer.