Whenever you are designing an iPhone app, you are mostly looking at how the functionality works. We are always looking towards making things credible from the point of view of development – adding features, optimizing menus, integrating resources. In this whole process of attending more on the functional aspect of the app, we tend to miss the most important part that is the UI. Even when we test the application, we are mostly looking towards how the things play on it rather than how it feels to see those things playing.
Here are some of the most helpful points that would quickly help you know if your iPhone app design is good or not. No matter how big or small the app you are working on is, this eight-point checklist would help you get through quite positively:
1. No broken links in the front or back-end:
Make sure you don’t have any broken links or it will cause a really devastating experience for users and make you app suffer a big rejection. The links should be properly maintained to serve your user with a confident and smooth interface.
2. No long load times:
The most basic and important one! Consider doing everything with the app design that reduces the load time. Take some time to slice it properly. Avoid heavy images and sluggish transitions that could affect the smoothness and lightness of UI.
3. Authorized by Apple:
In order to gain the user credibility make sure your iPhone app design is authorized by Apple. Also, ensure that you are able to meet all the requirements while you accessorize and integrate your app with different third party resources.
4. Managing UI for optimum resource utilization:
There are many services and processes that run in the background that affect the app’s working across the interface. Resource utilization in the UI will have all the bearing on this and affect the overall resource accommodation and utilization.
5. Word "beta" removed from the application:
If you really want to look attentive and updated, make sure you don’t have “beta” written anywhere. Check it properly on the app screens and the documents before the final launch.
6. Follow interface guidelines:
Just be sure that your app interface follows Apple Human Interface Guidelines. This will directly allow you to have a good control over the functional properties and establish a better responsive mechanism with the system – even in the long run.
7. Make it look different:
Think from the user’s point of view. Never mess up with the uniqueness of app as hundreds of similar apps that are being uploaded on the App store daily. It has to have the personality of its own and should be exclusive with the way it offers value to its users.
8. Copyrights and Trademark:
This has serious legal implications. Only use purchased images for which you get a license so that you don’t breach a copyright. Also, make sure you are not using any trade name or business identity used by any other company or person in the design to avoid possible trade complications.
Sumit Garg is Project Manager and Technical Writer at MobilePhoneApps4U, A leading Offshore Mobile Application Development Company offering custom software development and mobile app solutions across the world.