Many times it seems as if our lives have been distilled down to mobile apps. We have apps that tell us what the weather is going to be, apps that tell us what entertainment is in our area, and apps that let us know how well we’re doing financially. Because people spend so much time looking at apps on their phones, it’s important that they be designed in a way that’s pleasing to the eye. So here are four mobile app design features users appreciate and that every app developer should keep in mind.

Design Symmetry

One thing that mobile app users appreciate is symmetry in the layout of the app. This basically means that there shouldn’t be text and other items that look off-kilter. A good example would be buttons that are misaligned. Users like to feel as if the information that they’re being given is orderly and well-contained within a certain space.

Current trends and styles should also be factored in when speaking about design symmetry. There may be a trend where it’s popular to design apps asymmetrically. Or maybe the focus of the app lends itself to an asymmetrical design. Still, it’s probably fair to say that symmetrical design will never completely go out of style simply because it pleases the eye.

Text Readability

Another thing that app users appreciate is text that is well-suited for all screen sizes. As a user, there’s nothing more frustrating than having to hunt for text that seems to disappear off a screen. Not only does the user feel as if he’s not getting the information in a clear and concise way, but he also may actually not be able to see all of the text.

Users also appreciate when the size of the text is neither too large nor too small. Text that is too large can look amateurish and even cartoonish, while text that is too small is often simply difficult to read. It’s also important that the text font be straightforward and easy to read. Unless the style of the app calls for it, designers should stay away from fonts that are overly ornate.

Making an app that is easy to navigate is something that every designer should keep in mind. And it’s definitely something that every program that concentrates on design will convey to students. Users simply don’t want navigating an app to be overly complicated and complex. They want to get in, get the information they need or perform a particular task, and get out.

Making an app easy to navigate not only involves simplifying certain steps and processes but also involves making sure that buttons are placed where the typical user would expect them to be. You wouldn’t use text to describe steps that a user needs to take if he wants to log out, you would simply design a logout button that is easily findable on the screen.

Attractive Color Scheme

The colors chosen for an app shouldn’t just be an afterthought because they’re so important to the overall attractiveness of an app. Designers have a wide selection of colors to choose from when it comes to designing an app, as users aren’t particularly picky when it comes to color schemes as long as the colors go well together and look good aesthetically.

The primary colors–red, blue, and green–in varying hues are usually a safe bet and something that wouldn’t look weird or be unattractive to most customers. When it comes to presenting text, white is one of the most user-friendly colors because it contrasts perfectly with darker text. Developers should also be careful about using too many different colors.

The popularity of mobile apps can’t be denied, as more and more people depend on them for everyday aspects of their lives. And when designing a mobile app, the wise app developer will take care to give users what they want. Things that users appreciate in mobile apps include design symmetry, text readability, navigation ease, and an attractive color scheme. The first rule in designing mobile apps is that users should want to use them.