I've really appreciated the flexibility and breadth of experience we've been able to tap from the Netguru team. While most of our work together has been in React Native, at times when needed we've also gotten support in QA, design, UX, iOS and Android as well.
Mobile apps are designed to be used on mobile devices and tablets. They typically have more limited functionality than a website, and many focus on a single purpose. There are two main types of mobile app: native and hybrid.
Web apps are available online and you can use them on multiple devices. They run in a web browser, offer more features than mobile apps, and can be made mobile-friendly.
What’s the main difference between mobile applications and web apps? Web applications are self-sustaining. Therefore, if you have an internet connection, you can access a web app.
With mobile apps, you can only access them if you install them. However, many are designed to be used without an internet connection, using offline mode. A mobile application design company like Netguru can partner with you to create native, hybrid, and web apps.
Which is right for you depends on your business goals and factors like your target audience(s). We’re on hand to advise and outline the pros and cons of each option.
There are several design aspects to consider that vary across iOS and Android:
In general, iOS uses Human Interface Guidelines; Android adheres to Material Design principles.
The iOS operating system uses the San Francisco (SF) font, whereas Android uses Roboto. With iOS, the CTA is usually found in the upper-right corner; with Android, it’s often located at the bottom-right as a floating action button (FAB).
Furthermore, iOS apps are created in pt (points); Android uses dp (density-independent pixels). There are many more differences to explore – we’ve highlighted just a few. As an experienced app designing company, we can help you design phone applications according to your requirements.
The differences between native apps and hybrid mobile application development platforms like React Native, Flutter, and Corvoda impact the way mobile apps are designed.
For example, native apps offer better security, best-in-class UX and performance, and offline modes. Hybrid apps have cheaper development costs, are portable (one code base across multiple platforms), offer access to various software capabilities via plug-ins, and provide a faster initial speed to market.
These factors (and their relative importance for the project in question) come into play when mobile app designers are choosing between native and hybrid.
Another consideration is usability. With native apps, users expect specific functionalities and design patterns like zoom-in features and the location of the back button to be maintained.
Additionally, because native apps are designed for mobiles, they look and feel like they’re part of your phone – if that’s important to you, choose native over hybrid. Need help? We’re a mobile app design and development company that offers both native and hybrid app design services.
At the forefront of modern technology, DAMAC wanted a mobile application that would streamline the workflows of their real estate agents. Netguru helped by producing a comprehensive and simple-to-use mobile app for iOS and Android, ensuring maximum coverage.
Best-in-class features include effortless browsing and an in-built calculator that enables agents to automatically estimate mortgages.
We began the process with extensive research, competitive analysis, and user surveys to determine what creates a quality online shopping experience.
We discovered click & collect was growing in popularity and important factors were consistency, easy search, and guidance.
Based on our research data, we created prioritized user stories and user journey flows, and put the most promising flows through usability tests. Using machine learning, we could create personalized experiences for users.
Netguru has been the best agency we've worked with so far. The team is able to design new skills, features, and interactions within our model, with a great focus on speed to market.
I’ve had a long-lasting partnership with Netguru. Happy that it works so well and hopeful that we can cooperate on more projects in the future. Netguru always tries to make things possible.
It was great working with Netguru. I'm confident it was an excellent decision to get the team involved in redesigning the Swap app. It's an excellent outcome for us, as we can do it faster in-house.
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The best mobile app designs go through several phases. At Netguru, our design process is iterative, using design tools that are tailored to your project alongside battle-tested methodologies.
There are seven main stages: project setup:
Our design consultancy consists of experienced multidisciplinary designers across areas like UI and UX – they work together on the best app design for your needs.
Important design principles include: