ChaiOne Insights: mobile app design

The Benefits of Native Apps

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Native apps are smartphone applications written specifically for a particular device.  Today the largest competitors are the iPhone and Android phone.  iPhone apps are written in Obj-C or Swift while Android apps are written in Java.  In an effort to speed up development and use other skill sets, there is a multitude of new tools available to create a mobile app without using the native language.  Generally non-native applications either compile down into the native code, or wrap themselves in...

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Things To Consider When Designing A Localized App

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Did you know that the innocent thumbs up gesture in the United States is actually interpreted in a very different way in Thailand? A local from Thailand would probably view an American that gave a thumbs up as offensive or childish. The gesture is even worse in Arabic countries.

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Designing Apps for Multiple Devices

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Everything we interact with daily is becoming more and more connected with each other. Our interaction jumps from our phones to our cars, from our cars to our homes, our homes to our tablets, etc. We now expect our experience to be consistently usable and delightful across all our devices.

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Why the font should you care? | Typography Mobile Apps

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Does your mobile app use Helvetica, Helvetica Neue, Arial, or some other font? You’re probably wondering why this matters. Even though people often consider typography to be an afterthought in mobile apps, it actually plays a huge role when designing an app. Furthermore, typography is an important part of the user experience. Being able to read the content clearly impacts how people view your app and if they’ll want to use it again. Different typography is chosen for mobile apps based on its...

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