As we wrap up August, it’s time to get back to the app design grind. Over the past month new apps have been gaining notoriety for their fabulous features and creative designs. In this August roundup of the best mobile app designs we bring you minimal designs and bright layouts that are sure to get your creative juices flowing. Without further delay, let’s get right into the apps!
The Pattern is an app that gained steam when celebrities started downloading it and telling their fans how accurate this personality app is. Basically users input their name, birthdate, birth time, and location (much like astrology apps) and the Pattern creates a profile about different aspects of their life. When it comes to the mobile app design, it has a crisp white and gray design with pops of color to highlight important sections and personality insights. They break up text nicely with high quality images and graphs that visualize personal patterns.
Social apps are aplenty and one of the latest to come onto the scene is Monkey. This app helps users share who they are and meet new people, whether it’s a stranger from across town or a celebrity while using “Famous” mode. The app has a familiar look and feel when compared to Facetime, meaning it has a main view of the person you are chatting with that takes over the bulk of the screen and a small rectangular view of the user themselves in the top left corner. Combining features popularized by Snapchat, users can add effects and filters like dog ears to have more fun with it. Lastly, the app has a bright purple and yellow color scheme to drive home the “Monkey” name, using these colors for buttons and encouraging users to collect virtual bananas to use for merchandise in their in-app store.
Staying in the vein of social apps, Life 360 is an app built for families to keep track of one another. In a time where many kids have cell phones, it gives parents the opportunity to keep tabs on their kids and get alerts automatically if something goes wrong. Life 360 allows location sharing, car crash alerts, and alerts when kids get home from school. The app is largely map based so that families can see where the others are located. But it also has fun animations, such as when a new driver in the family has the car. This shows where they are traveling and how fast they are going. In all, this mobile app design has a cheerful pastel interface that keeps families at ease in the digital age.
Switching gears a bit to productivity, Monday.com is a great tool for teams to get on the same page in terms of deadlines and project statuses. The white background with brightly color coded status helps team members easily get a visual overview of how projects are progressing and who might need help to meet their deadlines. This app won a Webby Award for a reason, it simply is top notch when it comes to getting tasks done and staying transparent. Since it functions so perfectly, it’s sleek design is an added bonus that is sure to inspire designers, marketers, and beyond.
Lastly we have Stoic, a mental health app that helps users prepare for and reflect on their days. Part journaling app, part app that asks questions about how the user is feeling with personalized content based on their answers, this app has gained popularity for all the right reasons. The design is a very simple black and white background, which I’m sure has a calming effect when users are not having a positive day. It also has little pops of purple at times to track moods and feelings over time.
That wraps up the apps for August, but if you’d like to explore some of our other favorite mobile app designs, check out our July installment.
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