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Kristopher CrockettJanuary 20162 min read

Mobile App Design Trends to Watch Out For

Every year, predictions come out for everything, from clothing to gadget designs to home improvement ideas. Every year, you will also notice that predictions as well as suggestions for what most mobile app developers will do also emerges when the new year rings in. Finding out what trends may help you develop better mobile apps in the coming year can only serve to give you the edge that you need over competitors who do not take note of such ideas.

A lot of the trends that you will see being touted as popular for the coming year when it comes to mobile app designs, are aimed at customer satisfaction. These design trends for mobile apps are aimed at making life easier for users, and are more about usability than just merely having loads of features for you to use. Here are some of the top ones:

Customizable features – not every user will need the features that mobile apps have. Having too many features that can clutter the screen may be off-putting to some people, so giving the person the chance to customize their own version of the app may become a fast trend this year. You can now remove buttons that you know you will not be using much, with an option to incorporate these back in when you develop a need for it in the future.

Phone Adaptable Design – another trend that seems to be getting a lot of attention is the creation of a mobile app design that adjusts to the size and shape of the mobile device that the app is being viewed on. This is a trend that is seen to capture the loyalty of users who are particular about user experience and the look of an app on their gadget. Since there are many different gadget on the market and people do have different tastes when it comes to these things, finding out what preferences certain device users have is important to make this particular design idea work.

Touch Sensitive Features – one feature that people may also warm to in the coming year, and you should consider for your mobile app development or update, is the touch sensitive feature. This particular feature gives users additional functionality to their app which is dependent on the amount of pressure applied to it via your finger. For example, if you want to view a page on your device before opening it, you can increase the pressure on your finger slightly, which if released will close the said preview. If you want to open that particular page, you can either press harder or tap twice.

As you can see from these trends, user experience and what people want with their apps is what will make it big this year. Rather than creating mobile app designs that your company wants, finding out what your customers will like is essential to making your apps effective this year. Knowing what customers look for when it comes to a mobile app will make it easier for you to create an app for your business that people will indeed use, which will also mean revenues for your company as well.


Kristopher Crockett

Kristopher M. Crockett, President & CEO of Selworthy, brings over a decade of innovative, solution-centric marketing expertise to the table. His profound understanding of marketplace trends and dynamic leadership propels Selworthy's mission to deliver bespoke digital solutions, enhancing client ROI and bridging the digital divide.