5 Secrets To Successful Mobile UI App Designs For iPhone & Android

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So you built your app with all your key information like bio, pictures, your complete restaurant menu, social media links, and an event calendar and now you are ready to make it look like a million bucks. Below is a list of 5 secrets tips we think could help make a difference between your app going unnoticed and knocking it out of the park!

Tip #1: Only use one, maybe two colors at the most

In this day and age sometimes fewer is better and with picking app colors for your iPhone & Android apps this idea definitely applies. We have found apps designed with only one or two colors usually better looking, easier on the eyes, and are easier to navigate. We have seen exceptions to this rule, so please don’t freak out if you want to try a color palette using three or even four colors. Experiment with different colors and see what works best for you. Flatter colors have also become the newest trend over the past few years. For a long while gradients ruled the landscape when it came to designing any kind of application but in the past few years designers and developers have moved away from gradients in favor of flatter solid colors.

iPhone & Android phone app colors

Tip #2: Design a great app icon

You don’t have to be a Photoshop expert to make a great app icon for your iPhone and Android app. When you are designing your icon make sure the icon is a representation of what your app is focused around. If you are a bakery, try to make your icon a simple cake or roller pin. Try not to make it too fancy, icons are small and there is not a lot of real estate. It would also be a good idea to stay away from using words in the icon. When the icon is shrunk down and viewed on a phone, the words you include in the icon are usually too small to be read by users. There are plenty of places on the internet to get simple icon graphics which can give you a good starting point as the basic foundation to your icon.

Tip #3: Use different fonts

Using beautiful fonts is a great way to spice up your app. By default EasierApp uses the helvetica font, a beautiful and easy to read font. But sometimes our customers want to make their app stand out a little more from the rest. This is why EasierApp has made it easy to pick and choose from hundreds of different fonts to use in your HTML5, iPhone, & Android app. Not only can our customers change their font, but they can also use multiple fonts at the same time. This allows customers to use the Aguafina Script font for the title bar, and also use the Nova Mono font for their social media links like Facebook and Twitter.

native app fonts

Tip #4: Use a background image

A background image is a great way to add a little more personally to your app. Whether your app is person or business related, a great background image can give your current audience and new users an inside look into who you are. If at first you do not have the perfect photo to use for a background image, you can pick from a selection of background images already in the EasierApp online control panel. Once you find your perfect photo, we make it very easy to update your background image at any time.

app background examples

Tip #5: Include frequently used buttons in the header or footer

App users could benefit greatly by having quick access to key buttons in the header or footer area of your app. EasierApp makes it easy to add a row of tab buttons, or a row of standard buttons in the header and footer part of an app. Popular apps like Facebook and Twitter place buttons in their app’s headers and footers to help their users navigate and you can do the same. We have seen huge success when apps include buttons like click-to-call, restaurant menu, join our list, and photo gallery in the header or footer of an app. Having your key buttons in the header or footer will easily give your users access to call about your services, make a reservation, or find your location quickly via Google Maps.

app header & footer links

Watch our app design UI video tutorials

Want more? Check out our video tutorial videos giving you step by step instructions on how to style your iPhone and Android app.

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Create Web, iPhone, & Android apps online without coding.

Build high quality mobile apps online using Windows, Mac, or tablets.

Looking to build a high quality mobile app for yourself, organization, or business?  EasierApp provides an easy-to-use online control panel allowing anyone to create breathtaking web & native apps using only a standard web browser. No programming or coding required! With EasierApp’s online control panel you only need to point, click, and save! After reading this 10 minute tutorial, you will be on your way to creating your very own HTML5, iPhone, & Android app like a pro!

Get started by creating an EasierApp account.

EasierApp offers everyone a 2 week free trial (no credit card required) to build beautiful HTML5, iPhone, & Android apps. To create your own mobile app simply click the link below to get started. You have nothing to lose.

 

 

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Adding pictures, event calendars, shopping carts, and more

Now that you have your free trial account it’s time to start adding content to your app! EasierApp makes its simple to add pictures, video, bios, restaurant menus, event calendars, Google Maps, shopping carts, and much more. Even better, all these things can be added to your mobile HTML5 web, iPhone, & Android apps without coding in HTML, Xcode, or Java.

Once logged in to your account, you will see an area called “Content”. Click the “Content” tab to start adding your content. You will see you can add HTML content, links to web pages & click-to-call phone numbers, your social media links, custom scratch off coupons, event calendars, restaurant menus, and addresses with Google Maps, just to name a few. If you have questions there is a “Video Tutorial” link at the upper right corner of each section in the control panel to answer your question.  If that isn’t enough send us a support request and we’ll be glad to help.

App online control panel

Styling, themes, & colors

What sets EasierApp apart from the rest (other than our fanatical dedication to customer service) is that our software allows you to build apps that are both functional AND extremely beautiful. Once you have added your content, it’s time to make your app  a beautiful work of art you can be proud of!

In the control panel you will find an area called “Styles & Colors”. Within this area you create all the styling aspects of your HTML5, iPhone, & Android app. Simply using color pickers and sliders, you will transform your app from dull grey-scale to an elegant app that matches your businesses’ personality. Each area of your app can be customized from the photo gallery to the header to the forms.

App colors control panel area

Publishing your app to Google Play & iTunes.

Now that you’ve created your app the last step is to get it published to the download stores. But how? The Google Play Store and iTunes app submission process is confusing to say the least.  Without app submission experience you will quickly become frustrated. EasierApp is sympathetic to this problem and has devised a very easy solution.

We will submit your app to Google Play and iTunes for you free of charge!

App submission is simple and free with EasierApp, however Apple and Google do charge you a developer fee.  Currently, Apple charges $99/year to be listed in iTunes, and Google charges a one time $25 fee.

EasierApp’s highly trained software engineers will generate the required binary code from your creation then supply that code to Google Play and iTunes for submission. It’s that simple! The only requirement from you (other than paying the developer fees) is to complete a form in the control panel that includes app title, description, category, and home-screen icon.

Once submitted to EasierApp, an engineer will review your app and offer recommendations (if any) to increase the chances of approval on the first submission. Once the review process is complete, EasierApp will submit your app to the Google Play Store and iTunes leaving you completely headache free!

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So why not give EasierApp a try? Click the link below to start today!

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