2018 has bid adieu and we have landed in 2019. There were some extraordinary developments throughout the last year related to mobile app design such as user on-boarding processes, product interfaces, and platform development.
Apart from the successful mobile app design trends, we have also witnessed some design failures in the last year that resulted from unsatisfactory user experience or confusing app design. However, the development of new technologies in the past has framed the future of the app designing well. The advantage of following the upcoming trends double folds the efficiency of growth, especially in the mobile app business. After all, it is all about offering the better services to your users and this gets you more users.
Enhanced Biometric Feature Authentication
The biometric feature isn’t that new to the mobile app industry, but 2019 is undoubtedly going take it to a more accessible level. Mobile users are highly susceptible to get attached to biometric authentication for a sole reason of security purposes.
We all know it for a fact that biometric identification provides a secure access system to every industry. However, the mobile app design world is reaping its fruits by integrating biometric features into the gadget and getting away from the age-old “log in the password” strategy. This is highly an attraction. Biometric authentication uses various biological characteristics, such as fingerprints, facial recognition, iris scan or voice recognition, for securing access from the non-users.
Many surveys are conducted in the past to identify the user’s choice of the menu bar on the mobile application. This has helped in figuring that people prefer simpler visual menus in comparison to the hidden ones. For example, the hamburger menu or collapse menu button are typically placed at the top corner of the mobile application. It does not appeal to the audience because of the lack of efficiency and low discover ability.
This year UI and UX designers would explore more on the static menus instead of the hamburger ones because of the hassle-free approach and easy navigability.
Augmented Reality (AR)
Most of the people around the world got introduced to AR with the launch of Pokémon Go game and considered it as another technology fad among mobile phone users. But 2019 is going to explore more and integrate AR into the mobile app products at a different advanced level.
With the improved camera and display quality, the augmented reality would cater the best experience to the mobile users.
Shared AR, 3D object detection, rendering and tracking improvements are some of the recent achievements in AR technology.
We are living in a time where all the portals have unlimited information which eventually has decreased the attention span of users. So, the need of the hour is to create simple yet highly intuitive mobile app design for saving the user time.
A lot of businesses are trying to explore the design elements that would require lesser learning period for users. That’s why choosing to work on the popular mobile app designs help in briefing the learning curve of the users. This approach is highly practiced by the iPhone app developers nowadays.
The context-specific approach would become more popular this year because it only displays the information as per the usage. This particular feature adds a great deal in offering the best user experience.
Apps Will Become the New Story Teller
We all love to hear or see stories. Storytelling is everywhere nowadays and if it is done in the right way, it engages the masses. Every business wants this because it brings you the potential customers and makes them get attached to the brand emotionally.
Businesses are going to choose storytelling with the creative character design which appeals to the users in a way that they would avail the offered services. Nowadays, people prefer self-explanatory creative designs and explainer videos over the age-old content strategy.
Visual illustrations and elements create a strong connection between the app and the user.
Integrate Visual and Voice Interfaces
Voice and visual interfaces are predicted to be the next big thing in the mobile app designing. We have already seen both visual and voice interfaces independently, however, this year will bring the amalgamation of both entities.
In the future, the visual user interface might or might not have the mic button, but the app would still interpret the context of speech without clicking the buttons. For instance, you are driving and getting a call, you can simply take it by saying that “pick the call” or “pick it up”. You would be able to hear your app notifications with “read it for me” command. If you aren’t a book reader, you can simply listen to the chapter by saying “read the last paragraph or a chapter”. Life will be so much easier, right?
You can surely expect amazing products in this area with custom features based on the demographics and region.
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