How to Design a Mobile Device App that People Would Really Use

Since websites are just for the sake of online presence and maximum business comes from the mobile apps, it is very important for a designer to understand that how a user surf differently on his smartphone as oppose to the desktop. There is comparatively very less span of attention time and the user is looking for specific things to be present on his phone screen which would get him the desired results. And since there are millions of apps present on the Google Play Store and Apple Store, you cannot afford to be just average. An averagely designed and developed app. is not going to get you (or your client) any footfall. Well, there are two salient aspects of a mobile app that must be considered from the very beginning –UI (User Interface) and UX (User Experience) and both are highly dependent on how it is designed. No matter how unique and productive your ide is, unless people are not able to use your app properly and are having ‘bad experience’, it is not going to serve the purpose. And making an app good is not solely in the hands of developers, an app designer has a major and very relevant role to play. So, how do you design for shorter attention spans and smaller screens without compromising on the creativity? We have certain handy tips for you to ensure that you design a well-organized and eye-catching app that is actually liked and used by its users. 1. Choose Appropriately Sized Graphics The designers usually miss the fact that graphics which are used in website would be of different size than those used in apps. You cannot use the same graphics in the app as the effected pixels can make it look out of place or if the file is too large, it would take too much time to load. Understand that the user might have a weak internet connection on phone and the graphic should load on a low internet speed also in the run time. 2. Align with The Operation System’s Guidelines Cross-platform apps are quite a common thing since companies these days do not want to keep any potential market untapped, but designing for such apps would require you to be really thoughtful and careful. For instance, Android phone users have a back button on their devices which would take them to previous page but iPhone users don’t have any back button. Thus, you will have to provide them that option within the app. So, be aware of the design guidelines of all the platforms. 3. Think from Responsive Point of View Remember that you are...

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Sliding Tutorial for Android

How we created Sliding tutorial for Android If you can create an app – it`s fantastic, I tip my hat to you. However, to develop an Android app or IOS app and make it popular is not the same. The times when new application became famous only because it was new are gone forever! Now, if you want anyone to notice your creation you must be familiar with marketing strategies. You need the project to be seen, to be unique, to be recognizable. To get these you create a landing page, pay for commercials and make tutorials which show your potential users how beautiful, useful and easy your app is. To assist you with it, we created a fantastic library for Android platform, the aim of which is to build appealing tutorials for the project, to boost your enterprise unbelievably fast. How it all started Over the past few years, we have created lots of various Android applications and almost every time we faced difficulties making tutorials for these apps, we simply couldn`t find a universal tool, which would satisfy all our needs. After all, we understood that it’s our chance to make a contribution and we have to build this tool by our own. Our aim was to write a library with the help of which you can change shades and sliding elements by one layer. Here you can play with the background colour on any page, set the pathway of each component, change a range of the elements and variate the elements coefficient. To make your tutorial fresh and eye-catching we used Parallax approach to get 3D effect, which gives a fantastic showing to your product. Make it better! Why not? After a while, we saw how we could improve our brainchild and started the process of refactoring. We advanced the architecture, heightened the stability and added new methods of customization. Here you’ll find new public classes and new public interfaces. As well as that, we also got rid of some features, which looked out-of-date or overabundant. As a result, we got a fantastic material which stands out from the rest with its simplicity and onliness. What is more important is that the library is open source! You can easily implement it thusly making the tutorial for your project noticeable, impressive and engaging. How to integrate the library The integration of the library isn’t hard, you can perform it via “gradle” The following information describes how to do it step by step. step 1 First of all, you have to add gradle dependency. To do that, use the command below. dependencies { compile 'com.cleveroad:slidingtutorial:0.9' } step 2...

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