These days it has become commonplace – if not necessary – for mobile apps to be designed across multiple platforms. Whether you’re starting from scratch or adapting an existing app to a new OS, the biggest challenge when designing for multiple platforms is balancing the consistency of branding and functionality with the conventions of individual platforms. Without the right balance your app may feel out of place or hard to use.
Designing an app for the iPhone is different than designing for Android as the UI and UX conventions can vary dramatically. While designing, it’s important to consider not only the unique design patterns and standards but the user’s expectations so they will feel at home no matter what platform they are on.
This lesson will equip you with some important details about successfully designing a mobile application for multiple platforms.