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5 Design Inspiration Sources for your Apps


All designers want to feature an app with a cutting-edge design, but when it comes to deciding on the right interface for an app, inspiration doesn’t always strike right away. To counter this brain freeze of ideas, we’ve compiled a list of sites where you can kickstart app design inspiration.

Android App Patterns

Android App Patterns is holds one of the biggest collections of design inspiration for Android available on the web. You have 31 neatly organized categories to choose, from dashboards to menus and notification ideas, this site has it all.

What’s really great about this Android design inspiration site, is the fact that each design item is explained in detail by text. This way you’ll get a better idea of the design applicability to your app.


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Inspired UI

InspiredUI has a solid collection of design inspiration items along with an active community that feeds the site with new content. You can choose from 33 categories for iPhone, iPad, and Android. The good thing is, if you’re looking for a specific design you won’t have to dig for a long time. The search function is very effective and will help you find inspiration rather quickly.


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Abduzeedo has a much broader spectrum than apps design, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find quality mobile designs here. The collection list is huge, but mobile developers frequently visit Weekly AppsIphone, Iphone Apps, Android, Ipad, and Wear categories. The search function is very precise and, as a bonus, you can get a ton of free assets for your apps if you spend some time in the Freebie section.


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Android Niceties

Android Niceties holds a wonderful collection of screenshots. We’re not jumping the fence here when saying they feature only the most gorgeous looking Android Apps, aiming to provide you with insight and inspirations from famous developers and UI conventions.


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Pttrns is a site owned by two individuals who managed to capture thousand of app screenshots for your viewing pleasure. They feature 4 wide categories; iPhone, iPad, Android and Watch(wear). On top of that, each category is broken down into further categories so you can target what you want easily. If you enjoy the site and have the money to spend, consider supporting the Pttrns hosting and development expenses by donating to their cause.


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Denis Madroane App junkie, Android developer, proud Freelancer. Passionate about app development and blogging, updated with the new stuff. Likes to think that he's versed in app re-skinning, content writing and social media.


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