10 Mobile Apps We Love!

10 Mobile Apps

“I will email you the links of some mobile apps we love. Study them and all the very best!”

This is my standard closing line to a majority of job seekers who end up before me to be interviewed for a post of mobile UX designers in my organization. Good talent is very rare. But I sincerely hope that more and more people will sensitize themselves about the amazing and complex arena of user experience design.

Here are the 10 mobile apps we love for the user experience and ‘Wow!’ factors, in no particular order.

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Who moved my hamburger?

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Hamburger Menu (Side Drawer Menu) of Evernote, Gmail, VLC Player and Yahoo! Weather apps. All are Android versions.

You are not considered as a ‘complete’ UX designer till you publish your views on the “≡” alias “hamburger menu,” alias Side Drawer Menu!

The recent update of the YouTube Android app by Google prompted me to jump on the bandwagon and express my thoughts on this interesting UI pattern.

“≡” is called a “hamburger menu” for its resemblance to a hamburger, the top and bottom lines representing the bun and its middle line representing the hamburger filling.

Wikipedia

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Why I’m Uninstalling a Great Mobile App from Yahoo!

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Yahoo! News Digest mobile app is a gem. The experience is awesome. The news digest gets published twice a day at 08:00 AM and 06:00 PM. Simply consume the news as a healthy nine/ten/eleven nibbles. “Did you know?” at the end of each digest is always a good read. The subtle dots animations and parallax transitions are awesome.

But today, probably around 06:30 PM IST, with a heavy heart, I uninstalled this wonderful app.

Why, you ask?

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