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Top Mobile App Design Trends You Should Follow In 2017

by Designhill Tweet - in Mobile Apps Design - 4 min read

Mobile app design trends

Last updated on April 4th, 2017

Businesses rely heavily today on their mobile apps for driving customers. Most of the people use smartphones to search and buy products or services. If your target customers can easily download your mobile app of business and they have a pleasing experience in navigating through the app, it sets you on the right path to conduct business on the web. A clean and user-friendly design of your business mobile apps will further make doing business a lot easier for your company.

Mobile app designs must comply with some basics. The designs must be goal-driven. The designers must know specific business goals of the clients and tailor the app’s workflow as per the needs of users. The audience must be able to navigate through the apps easily. The apps should not take much time to download.

Like all other graphic designs, mobile app design trends emerge and fade away. In 2017, it’s worth noting that the accessibility of mobile apps is continuing to grow and many new mobile app designs will come to the fore with the purpose of delivering an improved user experience. Largely due to the ground that mobile app builders like AppInstitute are gaining.

Here Are Major Turns That Mobile App Design Will Take in 2017.

New and interesting gestures

The gestures used in mobile apps are animations that show emotion as per changing situations. This helps a lot in connecting and engaging visitors with the content. Mobile apps will have new and interesting gestures to retain users and give them pleasing search and shopping experience. The success of a mobile app in 2017 will largely depend on how efficiently the gestures create better UX. The professional designers will add new gestures in order to create apps that are content-focused and interact with customers efficiently. These new gestures will also be designed with the intent of speeding up user action.

For example, more UX professionals are likely to implement Tamagotchi gestures as part of mobile app designs to give a human touch. Such gesture interactions enrich user experience.
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Wearable technology

People are adopting fast to wearable devices. In the coming years, these devices will become part of our lives. Already, the adoption rate for wearable and smart watches is much higher today than ever before. For example, Apple watch is one of the wearable devices that have several compatible app. Starting 2017, we will see the substantial evolution of the technology especially in the field of fitness sensors and sports oriented gadgets.Mobile App Design2

Typography will rule

So far, the role of typography in mobile app design has been miniscule. Instead, the designers focused more on issues like layouts, navigation and content type etc. Typography was non-existent in the scheme of things. Now, the use of typography is gaining importance in the eyes of the designers.
Many mobile app designers are likely to use typography as a better way to enhance user experience. The focus will be on the space between letters and headlines, patterns and the type of font used. The designers will improve readability of the content by bringing typography in mobile app designs as the main element.Mobile App Design3

Material design

Material design is all about creating a visual language with basic design principles and synthesizing it with innovation and new technology. In 2017, the designers will make sure the users easily operate the applications on various mobile platforms. The emphasis here is on creating improved user experience by enabling the apps run smoothly on all mobile platforms. For example, the applications like Google Maps, Google Drive, YouTube and many others are available for Android and iOS both. Here is another example of good material design elements used to create mobile app.Mobile App Design 4


We have covered here mobile app designs from the point of view of the UI/UX design trends. These trends are most likely to dominate the app design scenario in the coming months. Main focus of the designers will be to create better user experience and better interface. They will also try to bridge the gap between real and virtual world.
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