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Designing For Device: Operating System Functionality

March 14, 2016 | Lucy Penn

Designing For Device: Operating System Functionality

When designing apps for different devices it is imperative to take into consideration the various functionalities on different operating systems.

The user will be accustomed to certain functionality on their preferred operating system. For example, an Android phone works entirely different to an iOS phone, so the user will be used to their apps working in a specific way. Variations even consist of simple functionalities such as; the location of the ‘back’ button or the appearance of the ‘social share’ button. Following the conventions of each OS will contribute to the overall user experience and will enable the user to successfully navigate their way round the app.

You can refer to the Interface Guidelines below to ensure that you meet the standards of each operating system:

Apple | Android | Windows