We are headed into summer and designers around the world are finishing up their school work, headed for bright design careers. While new grads get ready to jump into the design world, they have also been pumping out some great mobile app designs as interns and contractors alongside established designers they have been able to learn loads from. Here are the mobile app designs that have sparked our interest this month.
Crafting is all the rage, but getting out to classes to learn a new skill can be cumbersome. Or worse yet—there might not be any applicable classes in your surrounding area. Bluprint brings all of the crafting classes you could want straight to your phone. The mobile app color scheme is candy coated, as you can expect. It is complete with angular tiles and buttons. The background shifts from white to a dark gray, based on whether you’re exploring content generally or drilling down into episodes of specific crafting sessions. This crafting app packs a lot of content into a bright and colorful package that is a delight to use for novice crafters and mobile app aficionados alike.
Sticking to a workout routine can be tough for many of us, but what if you had a virtual coach reminding you of your workout plan and checking in to make sure you complete it? Now that’s a different story. That’s exactly what Future is doing, all with the help of a sleek mobile app that serves as the hub for the entire fitness experience. The app uses a simple black and white base with crisp images and blue buttons that pop just the right amount. It keeps the design clean, with minimal text to help users direct their attention toward messages from trainers and their workout schedule.
Podcasts are all the rage when it comes to commutes, going to the gym, or really any other opportunity when you’ve got a chunk of free time. Luminary is a newcomer in the podcast app race and its design is one component that is giving it a leg up. Scrolling through options offers up a header image with podcasts you might like, complete with preview clips to swipe through and tiles that feature episodes you haven’t finished below. This clean layout is able to entice listeners to explore new podcasts and further engage with the ones they’ve already started.
Note taking, whether for school or work, has been fragmented at best. Jotting down notes in a notebook has the advantage of allowing you to draw out flows and charts, but lacks the searchability of typed out notes. Noted is the best of both worlds by allowing users to type notes, create audio notes, and add in pictures of whiteboarding sessions. In order to make sure users can focus on their meetings and classes, it has a very minimal white background with pink accents for features such as changing the amount of noise reduction on an audio recording. This useful app packs in features that the physical world brings to note taking, including helpful icons along the bottom of the screen to add text, highlight, add photos, and more.
Have you ever been interested in getting a tattoo, but wanted to try it out first to be absolutely sure? INKHUNTER is an AR app that lets users choose an area of their body and add on a virtual design from the artist who created the app, search online for a design, or upload their own. Then the user can move around in space and see how the tattoo looks from different angles. The mobile app design is centered around the camera so that the user can view their arm (for example) and the potential tattoo in the same frame. The app has a boxy look, with angular buttons, icons, and dividers between sections. It has a basic black and white color scheme that makes use of pops of red when highlighting something, such as the section of the app you are using or the camera function.
That wraps up the apps for May, but if you’d like to explore some of our other favorite mobile app designs, check out our April installment.
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