8 imaginative ways to use animation in mobile apps

A good mobile app must boast a great interface design and an engaging user experience, of course, but people also judge by appearances. In a crowded marketplace, developers must make sure that their app is beautiful enough to stand out. Animations can help on all counts. When used properly, UI animations can help reduce cognitive load, attract and direct users’ attention, and make an experience easier to follow.

In my work at EffectiveSoft, I often advise developers on how to integrating animations into their UIs in order to win over customers. Get it right, and it really works. But use too many animations or use them in the wrong places, and it can create an irritating or noisy experience. 

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Tatsiana is a tech journalist at EffectiveSoft, a custom software development company with over 250 specialists in different business domains. She contributes to such websites as Clutch, Codementor, TNW, Datafloq and SitePoint, and writes about health, IT, natural language processing, software design and development, finances, and more.