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Developing Your Own Native Mobile App - Part 3: The Mobile App Design

In the end, the app users' display always determines how much space is available for displaying the content in each individual case. Even with smartphones significant differences in screen size and resolution make out - the spectrum of display formats becomes even clearer when you look at the variety of tablets. With an iOS and Android app, the design of an application always automatically adapts to the screen size by scaling the application elements to match the user interface - the app layout as such remains unchanged, which quickly leads to an unfavorable display of the application content leads.

For example, a layout that has been optimally adapted to the small display of an iPhone is only rarely suitable for the much larger screen of an iPad. For example, it can happen that the buttons on the iPad are displayed disproportionately large. As a rule, it is therefore better to have a special Tablet variant of the app layout created. Such a tablet layout usually has relatively smaller buttons and uses the space gained to display additional content.

Several layout designs that are produced for certain display resolutions and sizes are almost a must in professional mobile app design: Many apps have three or more variants - at least if they have established themselves on the market or this strive for. However, that means Development of different app versions of course also an additional effort.

Not to be forgotten are the two options for Orientation of a smartphone or tablet: If you switch from portrait to landscape format, the view of the app content should adapt accordingly. A further layout is also required for this. Whether and how many different app layouts you create for an application basically depends on the respective project. With your own app, however, always keep in mind that usability quickly suffers from an unfavorable layout formatting.