How to make your app site look irresistible and awesome

April 2, 2017 DESIGNirvana 0

Since you are reading this article on a computer or mobile devices, I hope that it is safe to assume that you have at a certain point of your life have actually used mobile applications. In fact, unless you are not using those bulky and UN-smartphones that are on the verge of oblivion, you are mostly like to use some apps on a regular basis.

In fact, there are no such things as too many apps. We simply cannot get enough of them because apps are seriously making our lives simpler and bearable. Ok, it seems that you are not willing to agree. Well, in that case, I would request you to turn off all the apps that are currently running on your Smartphone and tablet computer and try to spend a week without them.

Don’t even think about it because if you dare to do such an insane thing, it will make your life really miserable. Apps help us manage things when they become unmanageable and simplify the way we try to live our complex lives and of course not to forget the fact that apps make our lives more bearable.

Now, there are hundreds and thousands of apps are out there but only a few of them make it to the top. So, as you can understand, in this cut-throat competition, the only way to survive and gain popularity is by doing something different from the other.

Of course, you have to follow the basic tenets of social media marketing; I mean the app needs to have a website where people can gather information from. A typical website meant for marketing app usually tells us what the app is all about and why the visitors should get this app installed on their devices. But these are those basic things that everyone around is doing and that means, if you wish to make a cut here, you have to go beyond this:

Try the boring Idea of A Landing Page

Of course, your website is meant for making people aware of the fact that your app exists, but the website has a larger and bigger role to play. The purpose of your website is to get people to use your app. You can educate them and can make them believe that your App is going to revolutionize the way they live, but unless you push and convince them, they are not really gonna use your app.

So, here comes the importance of incorporating some of the most common ingredients of a landing page into your website so that the readers take action and you will see visible change. These changes will have a positive impact on the user experience front.

The good thing is, you would not have to make any drastic change for making people take desired actions. Just put the focus on Call to Action Button. Make people aware of what is going to happen when they click on the ‘Call to Action’ button and also make sure that you have described in proper English what your app is going to do in the Above the Fold section of your website.

However, if I am not asking much, you need to use your graphic design skills to create some nice images of the app in action and bulleted points in the page to make your proposition more strong and robust.

Try to Narrate A Nice Story

Well, check any other App based websites and you will see the front page is stuffed with technicalities or in other words technical specifications about the app. From the perspective of a website owner, it might appear that the website is doing a great job but in reality, you are devastating all your chances.

When you are presenting specifications about your app directly to your visitors, there are good chances that they will be comparing and contrasting them with other apps. Well, I hope that this is not what you actually intended. In that case, it would be better if you can tell a story instead.

By telling a story, you will make it easier for people to relate to the app. And of course, the app needs to be believable. Please do not come up with another boring story describing how your app has solved the problems of a writer struggling with keeping distractions at a bay [if your app happens to be something to do with managing distractions]. That would not be enough to make a cut

Rather, you should try this. Narrate how a writer was facing trouble, lost his girlfriend and all that sort of stuff as he failed to concentrate on his writing and how your nice and shiny app solved all problems and helped him reunited with his girlfriend. How does that sound? I hope your targeted audience is going to appreciate this.

Do Not Focus on Screenshot of the App heavily

It is quite expected that you are going to put the focus on the screenshots of the app so that the visitors can understand how it is going to solve their problem. There is a better way to do this. Rather than following this often trodden path, why not feature a man or woman telling how the app has solved their problems.

A video would be great, however, if you cannot manage that, it is okay still. You can feature images of an average Emily or Joe holding a phone with your app in action. It will be a powerful impact on the audience and they will get to see that people are actually using your app and they are getting benefited from it.

Try To Match Your App With Your Design

Though this one is quite common, I think it would not hurt you if I reiterate the fact that your app and your website design should complement one another. What I mean to say is that if your app is simple and has a sober color combination, you should not make your website [where you will be promoting] complicated and it should also not have a riot of colors.

Top 5 Mobile App Design Tips That Help Your App to Succeed

March 24, 2017 DESIGNirvana 0

With the constant growth of mobile technology, mobile phones have become a necessity and this is the reason why every businessman should have a mobile app for his business. Mobile applications can help you to showcase your products, services, and represent your business among your customers.

In recent times, mobile app development has flourished in the market at a very fast rate. From health & fitness to news to online shopping for games, there is nothing in the mobile market that is left.

Often, marketers are finding it difficult to design an application for their business that produces effective results. However, the reality depends on your survey and research that in return help you select the best option for your target audience. It is highly important that you design and develop one such app that fulfills all the requirements of users.

But how will you keep your users engaged with your mobile application? The answer to this question is “attractive user-experience”. A bad and unattractive UI design can affect your application’s credibility. Therefore, it becomes important that you consider both UI and UX while the app designing as both can break or make your app.

Here are some of the important design tips for your mobile app design.

Selecting Right Colors & Make Sure to Exile Clutter

If you will opt for including a lot of features and functionalities in your application, it will make your app’s user interface cluttered and quite difficult to navigate. You should not do that at any cost.

Make sure that your application has a clear and one main purpose as it will help you in designing and optimizing the user experience in an amazing way. Significantly, you should create more relevant content for your app as it will go far in developing brand engagement and increase loyalty as well.

Through a written outline, you can get a complete idea about the total number of pages that you need for your application’s content. Along with it, colors are playing a very important role in making your application attractive among your users.

Through colors, you can define the emotional relationship that your customers have with your service/products. When you design an app, you should keep in mind that every culture links with different colors with different symbols.

Try to Make It As Simple As Possible

Talking about designing a mobile application, simplicity is the most important point that must be considered while designing. Always design your app thinking about the first-time users of your app as you don’t want to puzzle them.

To get his required information if a user needs to navigate through four levels of menus, there are high chances that your application will be instantly uninstalled by them. Usually, users don’t like apps that have complex navigation. So, try to embed simplicity in your app’s UI with the latest style, so users do not need any special instructions while using the app.

If you have an application that is easy-to-use and intuitive, it motivates users to download and visit often. You should ensure that you follow the agreements of back-button behavior and keep it, where it is supposed to be.

Define Your Targeted Audience

As we all know that in various cases, the audience is defining your mobile app design. So, the below-mentioned steps will help you to know your targeted audience:

  • You should think, who will be interested in using your application. However, these are the actual users, but their main models will enable you to forecast users’ decisions concerning your application.
  • You should try to predict the user’s’ behavior. After comprehending their behavior, it will be easy for you to design a UI, which meet users’ expectations.

Rule of Accessibility

Many times, we accidentally click on the wrong button on the application and reach to any random screen. As the human fingers are bigger than the mouse cursors; therefore, it is essential to keep in mind a finger-friendly design that can give a positive impact on your application.

You should provide sufficient space for users so that they can easily tap their fingers whether they want to minimize, search or click on any button. However, fingers are about 45-57 pixels wide that are much larger than most of the design guidelines.

You should also keep in mind that people usually hold their phones in different ways like one thumb, two hands or two thumbs. Thus, you can keep this thumb and finger rule in your mind while adding touch buttons in the app.

Go with Flat UI

Do you know that designs are mainly focused on trends? It is true that designs mainly focus on the latest trends. This information will help you to make sure that your application is beyond and matching with the top industry standards.

Currently, flat design is in fashion as users find it attractive. Along with it, you can improve the usability of your app by considering device-specific shades like posture, thumb placement, and orientation.

These are the top 5 mobile design tips that can help you to make your application successful by designing it in a way it should be. Consider these tips and make your app apart from other applications.

PSY – Gangnam style inspired goodies or gift ideas

January 30, 2017 DESIGNirvana 0

“Gangnam Style” is a popular South Korean music album by PSY. It became the first online music video to record a billion hits on the Internet. The Gangnam Style was already recognized by Guinness World Records as the most liked video on youtube.  As of January 16, 2013, the music video has been viewed over 1.2 billion times on YouTube, and it is the site’s most watched video after surpassing Justin Bieber’s single “Baby”.

The phrase “Gangnam Style” is a Korean neologism that refers to a lifestyle associated with the Gangnam District of Seoul. Soon after this video song become a huge hit people treated Gangnam as a brand and started making use of the Gangnam brand wherever possible. Various goodies started appearing as Gangnam style brand. T-shirt, socks, keychain, cake, shoe, chappal, nail polish, USB drive, and the list goes on.

Here is a showcase of some of those PSY Gangnam style gift ideas or goodies for you, The source url of each item is included along… enjoy!

Oppa Gangnam Style USB Drive

Oppa Gangnam Style USB Drive Will Make You Go – Op Op Op

PSY T-shirt

PSY – Gangnam Style YouTube Korean Music Video Cartoon T-shirt

Gangnam style Nail Polishes

Gangnam style Nail Polishes

Oppa Gangnam Style Coffe

Oppa Gangnam Style coffee

Gangnam Style tote bag

Gangnam Style carry bag

iPhone case Gangnam Style

iPhone 4 case Gangnam

Gangnam Style Wristband

Gangnam Style Wristband

Gangnam Style Hat

OPPA GANGNAM STYLE Snapback Hat Oppa Korean Kpop Black Pink

Gangnam Style Cupcake

Gangnam Style Cupcake

Gangnam Style Psy Pop – Vinyl Figure

Gangnam Style Psy Pop – Vinyl Figure

Psy Gangnam Style Lunch

Psy Gangnam Style Lunch in a Box

Psy Gangnam Style Cotton Socks

Psy Gangnam Style Cotton Socks

Psy Gangnam Custom Tshirt

GANGNAM STYLE STYLIN custom t-shirt design

Gangnam style shoes printed with PSY

Gangnam style shoes printed with PSY

Oppa Gangnam Style Birthday Cake

Oppa Gangnam Style Birthday Cake

Gangnam Style Psy Figure Silicone Keychain

Gangnam Style Psy Figure Silicone Keychain – Black

Gangnam Style Car Sticker

Gangnam style car sticker – Gangnam style car logos

Gangnam Style Character Socks

Gangnam Style Character Socks