4 Best Practices for Improving User Experience Design on Android Apps

With over 900 activations and more than 48 billion app installations to date, Android’s meteoric rise in the mobile OS world cannot be contested. There is no dearth of choices available to an Android user when it comes to selecting an app. Designing an Android app around the precise needs of the end-user therefore has to be the most important step in the process of establishing and popularizing the app.

An enhanced User Experience design ingrained in the Android app development process is what will eventually determine the longevity of your application.

Here are 4 Best Practices for improving User Experience Design on Android apps:

  1. Seamless First Launch – Make the first user-app interaction as seamless as possible. As users skim through a wide range of apps, time is of essence. Do away with lengthy sign up forms and minimize text inputs by the user as you run the risk of putting off most smartphone and tablet users.
  2. Curtail the Use of Notifications – Information overload is a recipe for disaster. The notifications feature comes in handy whether you are ‘Breaking News’ or pushing across any other time-sensitive information to the user. It is, however, a good UX design practice to curtail the use of notifications to ensure it does not end up being a nuisance to the app user. Provide for a feature wherein a user can turn off all notifications with a simple click.
  3. Intuitive Navigation – In the absence of an efficient and intuitive navigation your Android app will soon lose favor with the user. Plan the screen hierarchy effectively for a great user experience. For instance, inclusion of tabs is one good way to incorporate lateral navigation on your app.
  4. Focus on Aesthetics – Last but certainly not least is how well you manage to knit together the visual appeal of the Android app in question with the expectations of an average user. A smart UX/UI design should support multiple screens and devices. Put in a good thought on the color contrast for text and various elements on your app.

These important lean UX design practices are built on the premise of factors like understanding the customer, what their real needs are, accommodating their perceptions and preempting their responses.  Structure your Android software development process around these best practices for greater user acceptance.

Sunil Param

Sunil Param

Lead Content Writer

Sunil Param is a Lead Content Writer at 3Pillar Global. He brings with him over 12 years of work experience, having worked in diverse industry verticals including IT, Media, Online B2B and Customer Service. In his own words, he strives to be a merchant of ‘Wow’ by putting in his 100% in everything he does and standing tall on the integrity front. He is an avid blogger and fuels his passion for writing by maintaining his personal website with no outside support. Prior to joining 3Pillar Global, Sunil has worked with ‘The Times Group’, India’s largest media conglomerate with over 175 years of existence. He has also worked for Indiamart, India’s largest online B2B marketplace.

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