Android Development
Published October 11th, 2017 by

UX Design Patterns for Mobile Apps which and why

As far as the design of the application goes, developers don’t go along with designers, and they often work on something where they don’t able to change the design or change their mind and ask to change the code. However, there are few things where both the designers as well as developers agree that no matter, whatever happens, the end goal is to deliver an app which is useful as well as enjoyable.

Most of the apps created aren’t unique in entirety. For instance, Uber, Slack and other solve different problems such as transporting from point A to B or communication.

Along with many differences, there are many similarities between the mobile apps. They all face the same recurring issues which is authentication, and they do it by the usage of recurring solution which is the log-in form. Mobile UX design varies from types of applications that are developed.

So when it comes to choosing which UC design pattern to follow, there are many things to be considered. Here we will discuss major design patterns often used for mobile app UX which offers speed, security as well as comfort.

We discuss few of these design with the tips on how to use it and when to utilize it.

One form of UX design is Skeleton Views.

The Skeleton view makes the application feel faster.

Google has invested heavily in making the content appear speedier with a fast browser. As per Google research, delays as small as 200ms can push the user away. It is because of these reasons why technologies such as AMP and HTTP2 have been introduced. The UI/UX design has improved over the period of time to mitigate this problem.

Skeleton views should be used when there is limitations on network or processing speed which can prevent the app from immediately responding to the user choices.

One shouldn’t assume that all the users have a fast network connection or a faster processor on their mobile device. At the same time, it is essential to consider that creation of a skeleton view for the single view as well as a screen can be unnecessary in case the view doesn’t depend on the network on in case it is not accessed on a regular interval by the users.

A skeleton view can also be used to replace any launch screen. Facebook uses this on its web, iOS and Android apps.

One can offer skeleton view for specific kind of items in a list, gird or any other form of view. It is quite relevant in the case when you are doing partial data loading like you are loading few bytes which you don’t have cached already. This is an important aspect of UI design development.

Another way is Two-way authentication which improves the user accounts’ security.

The major problem with the traditional username as well as password UX design is that passwords don’t get changed on a regular basis and they are shared between various services, and often there is the use of password manager which are used to handle various service-specific passwords.

Two-step works by a generation of a temporary OTP or One-Time Password remotely on the server end whenever the user initiates the login process. The sharing of this OTP with the user is done by SMS or via email. The user has to type the temporary OTP in order to complete the log in the process which causes the password to expire. It is better to hire an Android app developer who has experience in this process to make the apps more secure.

The temporary nature of OTP along with the delivery methods essentially means that the user doesn’t have to create or even remember password nor they can share those passwords between services.

For many services, Two-Step provides a balance between both conveniences as well as security. It has become a primary authentication method for various popular apps. These apps offer Two-Step authentication to allow the user to log in.

However, there is a drawback of this method as SMS and email can be compromised if some effort is put. Even though Two-Factor is stronger alternative but it is harder to use. Two-Factor is stronger as it doesn’t depend on SMS or email

Instead, in this method, there is a generation of code within the app as the second factor while the first factor remains to be the username or email. Any Mobile app development company can use these methods to ensure that the users get the speed as well as security.


These UX design patterns help in addressing the user requirements for speed, security as well as comfort. Speed often matters in case the app developer wish to retain the users. The Skeleton view make the app appear faster, and it is often used in popular apps like Facebook and Slack.

With the convenience of Two-step authentication, it increases the registration metrics as well as the security of the app.

One has to keep an eye on how the app is being used by the app. It is often a best practice to talk to the users and understand their problems in a meaningful way. It is better to prioritize those problems by means of looking how many people experience these problems.

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