Dos of Designing Android and IOs Applications
Android and Apple iOS have had an ongoing battle for ages in the technological market industry. Software houses in Pakistan have been working towards adopting each new update and design as they come, however, it’s a much more complex process than one thinks especially when it comes to designing Android and iOS applications. Constructing the design of an application to another platform is an unresolvable part of a software package for the company and the designer. This method aims to naturally incorporate the app’s design for user usage so that they can interact with the target platform while keeping in count our daily changing lives and competition.
There are many things to do and not to do while developing and designing an application. In order to design an Android or iOS application properly, the first thing you need to do is follow the main guidelines set by Android and iOS as they both differ in terms of structure and flow. You also need to connect with the developers, preferably getting them involved in the design process at the start so they can instantly begin the technical boundaries. You need to keep these keys in mind in order to provide the best user experience through your application design.
Another important thing to remember is that users are acquainted with how certain controls like page controls, tab bars, segmented controls, table views, collection views, and split views generally work on various platforms, therefore if you employ the quality controls, your users can automatically know how to get around your app without the unnecessary hassle.
Impact of Cards
Cards are the essence of an app whether it is android or IOs. Cards make up the app with a collection of numerous data, pictures, motion pictures, text, with buttons and comments. Android applications usually have shadows, gutter, and round corners while iOS have no shadows, with full width and straight corners. With this, you also need to release that there is a major difference in terms of top screens of android and Apple phones. The actions on iOS usually start from left to right. Titles are left-aligned but become centered when scrolled. On Android, the page title is left-aligned. Even if there is nothing on the left page title but if the page is a top-level page and there’s a hamburger button in the app, it appears there, or if this page follows another consecutively, you can also add a back button which makes the app more user friendly for each designated user. Apple iPhone has a traditional Home button too, but since the introduction of the iPhone X, it has been sidelined and the flow in iOS is now based on gestures. So if swiping is a major part of your app design, make sure to give enough set between the edge of the app container and the swiping area you allow to avoid complicated swipe accidents.
Prioritizing your features help you save some expansion costs, get to the marketplace faster, lesser risks, and save up great features for monetization in the future. You can consult software houses in Pakistan to determine the finest features for your insignificant feasible product as they have experience in designing mobile apps for various businesses and can help you find answers best suited for your user and app as Android and iOS have different features when it comes to the design and technology of their phone as well whether its software design, visual design, phone build-up, etc.
Customers and Earnings
Apart from all this, you need to make sure your app stands out by offering personalized features and qualities. This way you can get more customers and in return profit. The first step is the onboarding process. A logical and clear picture is necessary with a user-friendly design to give the unsurpassed impression when a user registers on your app. You can hire a graphic designer to even help you as you need to make sure you design a conventional and personalized trip within the app to make the user feel that his or her opinion matters. Attract users towards app improvements by sending well-timed messages and review forms so they feel like they are being heard and can get what they want. Propose special activities like gift cards and tricks. Build an in-app community by letting users network with each other on the app.
Visuals and Styling
It is much faster to design a mobile application using native components for both operating systems. Thus, it’s better to spend time on the design according to your idea and creativity. Moreover, other differences such as communication patterns and visual styling of components. iOS titles tend to be centered whereas Android titles are placed on the left. Visual gears such as lists, radio buttons, etc. may have their own visual styles which are to be kept in mind when designing an application.
Arslan Haider is a professional Guest Blogger at MediaHicon & Premium Logics (Software houses in Pakistan) and loves to post blogs related to Digital Marketing and Business with valuable contents.