Consumers will download over 258 billion mobile apps in 2022 - and DesignRush discovered the top app design trends that attract users, encourage downloads and improve engagement rates.
NEW YORK, April 4, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- In 2022, consumers will download over 258 billion mobile applications.
But despite that large number of app downloads, the competition to actually get users to download an app and use it regularly is still stiff. Digital brands need to find ways to stand out in the market.
DesignRush.com, a B2B marketplace connecting brands with agencies, determined the best mobile app design trends of 2019. These aesthetics, styles and features captivate consumers, encourage better download rates, and inspire users to use the mobile apps regularly.
The top 5 app design trends of 2019 include:
1. Bold Colors
Minimalism may have reigned supreme in years' past, but bright, bold colors are taking over in 2019.
By incorporating bolder hues in their app design, brands have the opportunity to stand out with an iconic, recognizable brand identity.
In addition, brands can strategically employ color psychology, meaning they could influence a consumer's associations, emotions, mindset or desires through specific colors, thus increasing revenue.
2. Prioritizing Swiping
As smartphone devices use fewer and fewer traditional buttons, brands will likely rely on swiping as the primary action users will take to interact with the app.
A swiping gesture in a mobile app is helpful for notifications, a traditional customer journey, gamification, and niche-specific apps such as dating apps.
3. Linear User Flow
Linear user flows create an exceptional user experience by building a very specific start, middle and end to a mobile app interaction.
By streamlining the way an app works to one particular journey instead of free-for-all navigation, users can feel more comfortable completing a transaction or fully converting.
Linear user flows work well for eCommerce apps and certain service-based apps, such as rideshares or food delivery platforms.
4. Designing For Larger Screens
Smartphones are only getting larger, and with these bigger devices comes more design and development flexibility.
Brands will increasingly develop full-screen experiences that improve overall user experience and brand visibility. This will allow videos, pictures and animations to become even more clear.
In addition, creating an app for a larger full-size screen could improve brand awareness by allowing the mobile interface to mimic its corresponding desktop version with more accuracy.
5. Creative Animation
DesignRush predicts that brands will double down on their use of innovative animation.
Video-based multimedia communicates information to consumers more effectively – and that can be replicated in a brand-building manner through motion graphics and custom animations.
Plus, animations during loading times and transitional slides can ease interstitial anxiety, which improves user experience and increases the likelihood that a consumer will convert.
"As more and more brands realize the potential of mobile devices, they will need to differentiate themselves from the beginning to secure long-term success," says DesignRush Founder and Executive Director Gabriel Shaoolian. "By incorporating the latest app design trends, businesses can build a strong consumer base and improve their brand awareness."
DesignRush's Agency Listing section features the top local and global mobile app design companies. Some of the top app design agencies from around the world include:
1. Agicent App Company
Agicent Technologies is a global app development company, primarily catering to technology start-ups and growing app publishers, but also working with enterprise cutting across industry verticals and on a variety of technologies. Agicent offers complete outsourced software development services in Mobile Apps and Web. They design and develop polished front-end Apps for Mobile, Tablets, and Wearables in iOS, Android, or HTML5; and at the same time architect and develop powerful server side for the apps including database programming, Admin panels, web services, and analytics using either open source technologies like PHP or JAVA or proprietary .net framework. The end goal nevertheless is always constant, and that is a world-class product as the outcome and their clients' satisfaction.
Visit Agicent App Company at https://www.agicent.com/
Founded in 2011, AppsChopper is a mobile app services organization with offices in New York, Walpole and Boston, which strategize, design, develop, and market apps for major mobile platforms. They are a part of one of the best digital services companies in America, Webby Central LLC that delivers world-class development and marketing services. They are a team of creative minds with different specialties who love to build mobile apps for end-users with clients' business objective.
Visit AppsChopper at https://www.appschopper.com/
The expert team at Brightscout specializes in building innovative technology solutions for enterprises. Their products and services unleash new levels of productivity, enhance collaboration amongst team members, and streamline large-scale communication. They utilize a powerful mix of exquisite design and innovative technology to resolve the issues that hold back many companies today.
Visit Brightscout at https://www.brightscout.com/
4. Canopus InfoSystems Pvt. Ltd.
Canopus is a specialist in providing services in the emerging technologies and focused on (Social, Mobility, Analytics, Cloud) stack. They have done extensive work for global clients in Mobile App Development and are an end to end shop from concept to design to development to maintenance. They believe in constantly challenging themselves and remaining at the cutting edge of innovation and new developments in the global technology world. Canopus's range of services includes Mobile Development (React Native, Android, iPhone), Web Development, Java Development, Software Testing, Data Science & Data Analytics Solutions, Blockchain based Development, PHP Development and more.
Visit Canopus InfoSystems at https://canopusinfosystems.com/
5. Coteries SA
Coteries SA designs, develops and markets digital products for corporates and startups. From the brainstorming phase to clickable prototypes to web or mobile apps, they bring knowledge to develop great user experiences. They always put users first while developing MVPs (Minimum Viable Products) or completing websites, web apps or mobile applications. As entrepreneurs themselves, they also develop their own products, like Planify, Bookable or ParkShare.
Visit Coteries SA at https://coteries.com/
CyberCrow is a digital agency where strategy meets sophisticated technology. They build cloud apps, mobile apps (iOS and Android) and bring marketing campaigns to life. They are a different type of agency because they won content networks, content aggregators and have relationships with digital publishers.
Visit CyberCrow at http://cybercrow.com/
Despark believes in delivering digital products which have a meaningful impact on how people experience the world. They are on a mission to create products which value user's privacy, time and focus on usefulness. Working with Despark is a true partnership. Together, they focus on the problems to really understand and discover opportunities. They aim to lead and empower the best talent to understand audiences, challenge ideas, prototype and iterate products.
Visit Despark at https://despark.com/
Exaud is an established European software development and technical consultancy company providing custom software solutions. They have a rich heritage of creating innovative software products and providing development services to startups, medium-sized companies and large enterprises. They specialize in three key areas: Mobile Application Development, Embedded systems and applications, Wearables and Internet of Things. Our expertise is built on our experience in different sectors, such as automotive, computer vision, game controllers and digital consumer devices.
Visit Exaud at http://www.exaud.com/
9. FOONKIE MONKEY
With more than 7 years of experience in mobile development, FOONKIE MONKEY found that it all starts with a good idea. FOONKIE MONKEY develops innovative, beautiful, intuitive and brilliant products. To get there, we realized that every part of the team must be considered as a really important ingredient to accomplish a product that reflects enthusiasm, compromise, heart, creativity and enjoyment.
Visit FOONKIE MONKEY at https://www.foonkiemonkey.co.uk/
Fusionbox is a software development agency in Denver, Colorado. They've helped companies develop secure, well-architected software since 2001. Their work results in a direct and measurable impact on your business. We are a small team of talented Python Engineers and UX designers that aim to hire people obsessed with problem-solving, be human to tune in to our clients' problems, use technology as a means to solve problems and be the best at that.
Visit Fusionbox at https://www.fusionbox.com/
11. Mantthan Web Solutions LLP
Mantthan Web Solutions LLP is based in Pitampura, New Delhi. They are a super-creative website design and development company founded by professionals with over 10 years of experience in the web development industry. They deliver the most high-end digital solutions in web, mobile apps, e-commerce, m-commerce, cross-platform solutions.
Visit Mantthan Web Solutions at http://www.mantthan.com/
12. Matellio LLC
As global providers of cutting-edge software solutions, Matellio partners with the clients to smoothen, strengthen, and digitalize significant aspects of their business. Built on two decades of innovation, they have enabled some of the classic masterpieces while delivering more than 600 successful IT projects spanning over 107 countries. Their quality-driven approach and flexible engagement models enable them to foster maximum customer delight while meeting their distinct business needs with the perfect combination of innovation.
Visit Matellio at https://www.matellio.com/
13. Mobile App Pros LLC
Mobile App Pros' company culture is driven by our deep belief in small business and entrepreneurship. They come with experience and expertise in design and development as well as in marketing and business. Since 2012, they have had a diverse group of clients and experience on a national level. We offer several marketing and advertising services in addition to mobile app development.
Visit Mobile App Pros LLC at https://www.goapppros.com/
Navtech is one of the Best Mobile App development companies in the world. They provide Cloud Computing Services with a vision to deliver secure and cost-effective solutions for public, private and hybrid cloud services. Their solutions enable customers to harbor the benefits of a cloud platform without compromising its agility and efficiency.
Visit Navtech at https://www.navtech.io/
Omega-R Inc. is an international top Mobile Development Company with offices in Russia and the USA. They are perfectionists in design and development. They deliver innovative digital solutions to clients all over the world. They've polished their skills to make great quality products for startups, SME and enterprise companies.
Visit Omega-R at https://omega-r.com/
16. Orion Infosolutions
Orion Infosolutions is a Mobile Application Development Company that delivering quality services in the field of Android App Development, iOS App Development, Hybrid App Development, Game development, Website Development, Web designing and SEO services. Their team of over 100 innovators, differentiated by knowledge, experience and creativity, are able to provide great services to clients. Brands can also hire a dedicated Mobile App Developer, Website Developer, and Designer on the hourly, weekly and monthly basis.
Visit Orion Infosolutions at https://www.orioninfosolutions.com/
17. OVOC Pte Ltd
OVOC is an award-winning logo design, graphic designer, web design, app development company, internet marketing consultant and social media marketing agency. Serving a worldwide clientele, they are experts in logo design, web design, graphic design, social media marketing, mobile app development, internet marketing consultant and copywriting.
Visit OVOC at http://www.ovocreatives.com/
Peerbits is a global mobile app development company with a presence in India, the USA, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Colombia. With the holistic aim to provide innovative mobility solutions, Peerbits offers a spectrum of custom mobile app development ranging from enterprise mobility solutions to startup apps, on-demand mobile apps, and healthcare mobility solutions. They offer services in developing and designing mobile apps, creating customized websites on platforms like PHP, Python, and Magento, and more.
Visit Peerbits at https://www.peerbits.com/
Qumin has made it their mission to help global brands grasp a foothold in China and build their brands successfully in the eyes of the ever-evolving Chinese consumers. Since 2012, they have successfully showcased their expertise through their award-winning offices in London and Shanghai. Qumin's growing team has one foot in the West and one in China, ensuring seamless understanding across cultures, digital platforms, and trends.
Visit Qumin at https://qumin.co.uk/
20. Sphinx Worldbiz Ltd
Sphinx Worldbiz Limited is one of the leading IT and Software Service Providers operating from New Delhi, India. SPHINX is a professional outfit headed by Engineer and MBAs from Premier Institutes and with over 25 years of experience. Sphinx has specialized skills in Software Development, Custom Software Development, Ecommerce Software Development using custom software programming including .NET, C#.NET, PHP, Open Source, JAVA, J2ME, J2EE, Oracle, Mobile Application and AJAX.
Visit Sphinx at https://sphinxworldbiz.net/
21. Spiral Scout
Visit Spiral Scout at https://spiralscout.com/
22. the Design Agency
The Design Agency provides services in advertising, creative design, app development, video production, marketing, strategy, social media, business solutions, illustration, Android and iOS applications, eCommerce, SEO, and more.
Visit the Design Agency at https://www.designagency.gr/
23. 360 Degree Technosoft
360 Degree Technosoft is among the leading companies in IT sector dealing with mobile and web applications development. They have a skilled set of professionals who can grasp the ideas of the clients and innovate focusing on it. They have on hand experience of more than 600 mobile applications on various platforms like iPhone, Windows, iPad, Android, etc. They aim to provide high-quality services to clients and render continuous efforts to do it consistently.
Visit 360 Degree Technosoft at https://www.360technosoft.com/
24. Time4 Digital
Time4 Digital is an on-demand service company known for designing and building stunning apps for web and mobile. They are always available to start immediately and are relentless in delivering experiences everyone can be proud of. Working both with startups and big brands, they can offer clients software development and design, branding, enterprise and analytics solutions. Time4 Digital's singular mission has been helping business leverage information technology for competitive advantage. They pair the knowledge of success with their advanced planning, design and deployment execution skills to deliver industry-leading concepts across all mobile and web platforms.
Visit Time4 Digital at https://time4.digital/
25. Tvisha Technologies Pvt LTD
Tvisha Technologies is a leading mobile app development company that delivers the best in the industry across all industries and domains. They have developed over 250 applications in Android, iOS, native and hybrid. They have a team of over 200 professionals who are experts in project management, code development, web designing, UI/UX design, quality assurance, business analytics, intelligence, and many other verticals. Tvisha Technologies understands the client requirement clearly and continue to deliver the modules or projects in due time without compromising on the quality.
Visit Tvisha Technologies at https://www.tvisha.com/
26. Tyrannosaurus Tech
Tyrannosaurus Tech is a top-rated Atlanta-based custom software development and innovative design company. Through their own proven, transparent, and collaborative agile process, they help companies leverage technology to tackle their biggest challenges. Working closely with our clients, they determine a clear path forward towards success and continued growth. They have a team of top-notch senior developers with diverse skill sets and deep expertise in all things design and development.
Visit Tyrannosaurus Tech at https://tyrannosaurustech.com/
27. Weboptz Technologies Pvt Ltd
Weboptz is familiar to build interactive web and mobile application to customers. They have experienced team of web and mobile apps developers, customer satisfaction is their blood and support is their life. They offer strategy, design, development, marketing and analytics to your web and mobile application. Weboptz Technologies uses Laravel PHP framework, Opencart, Wordpress, HTML5, CSS3, Angular JS, Node JS to build the web application and Objective C, Java, C# to build iPhone, Android and Windows mobile application to their customers.
Visit Weboptz Technologies at https://www.weboptz.com/
Woxapp is a mobile app developer with 8 years of experience in the B2B market. They are focused on native app development for iOS and Android. Their approach is based on in-business immersion, competitor analysis, and providing expertise to make a really outstanding product. They abandon templated solutions and do their best to come up with only the unique features that they implement for customers' projects.
Visit Woxapp at https://woxapp.com/
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