How Innovative Mobile Interactions Can Benefit Users
Mobile devices are generally any type of handheld computers or devices. However, they provide a different computing experience. For years now mobile companies have been exploring the power of gesture driven interfaces. Gesture adds value to the user experience
- of a mobile app
. We believe what makes mobile devices so different is their creative interaction.
Success of Mobile Apps dependent on Gesture Implementation? Today’s success of mobile apps primarily
depends on how well gestures are implemented into the UX design process on the mobile. Mobile gestures are a fun way to make the app more original and interesting. One should not forget, gestures are hidden controls and have to be memorized, but these gestures are secrets to making great mobile apps
. iOS includes several gesture-based navigation concepts and Android’s set is totally original.
A good mobile interaction concept can easily save large amount of time in UI design
and help deliver more native applications
. It reflects the innovative concepts that you intent to bring to life within your mobile app and create an unforgettable experience for the customer. The usefulness of mobile devices has increased greatly in recent years. The usability of the app is measured by the attributes - effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction which a customer experiences. Users now quite comfortably use common finger gestures to operate their device.
Gestures an Integral part of Mobile App Designs. Gestures are a powerful mode of
interaction in today's mobile world. Apps with great effects, beautiful transition and gesture driven interface would be a pure joy to use. They serve as facilitators and time savers. Gestures have become an integral part in the design of mobile apps. Each element in the mobile app
should be apparent and should communicate effectively. Some apps boosts of amazing interaction design and mesmerizing features that makes the gestures simply gorgeous. These effects go a long way to lessen the gap between the virtual world and the online communication.
Creative interactions like “pull to refresh” have become a standard in no time. Every app, game or tool you open on your phone surly includes a “swipe”, “tap” or “pinch”. These gestures are the secrets to make great mobile apps
work and there is lot of design that goes into it. The “dragging” gesture takes the user from one section to another. Gestures are hand movements but they can also include “shaking”, “moving” or “tilting” the device. A “swiping” or “dragging” gesture is a great way as the navigation should be next to or hidden on top of the main menu. These features help to remove the UI clutters on the screen.
The new feature on Facebook and Gmail on iOS has implemented the “side-swiping” menu which is trending UI concepts
and is very convenient to use. Besides making the app very content-focused, it makes accessing the application very easy with two or three touch interactions. The size of the button is vitally important for gesture based controls. Each button should be large enough to be activated with ease by the user. Button and swipe gestures are designed to fill the entire portion of the screen.
More over common simple gestures like tapping, double-tapping and tapping-and-holding trigger important interactions. Complex gestures are more commonly used in gaming but has also started to extend to other apps as well. Besides there are advanced gestures which work with precision touch-pad like drag and drop, scroll, zoom and rotate to name a few. Simple single-touch gestures are supported by most of the mobile device, whereas multi-touch gestures are available in only few of the touch screen devices.
Gestures pave the way for a more beautiful interface because many of these interactions are hidden within the interface. These tiny touches are an integral part the design process and will continue to influence the mobile design user experience. Gestures enable speed in user action and are a comfortable way for user interaction. One would not be surprised to see how apps integrate, innovative interaction concepts in the near future!