What you get when you hire a Figura iOS designer
IPhone and iPad users aren’t going anywhere. And neither are iOS designers.
Well-designed iOS apps will increase your brand exposure, distribution and loyalty. As a startup founder, you need to design new products from zero - crafting an iOS app design experience from the ground up using proven processes, tools and methodologies.
In this article, we’ll explain everything you need to know about hiring an iOS product designer, including the skills they need, the interview process, and how to assess their portfolio.
By the end, you’ll have a solid understanding of what it takes to find and hire the hottest iOS product designers around.
First thing to know - iOS app design is not web design
Web apps are available online and you can use them cross-platform, they run in a web browser (obviously) and offer more features than an iOS app. The main difference is that for a web app you just need an internet connection and you can access the app.
You can access your iOS apps by installing them on your device, which makes it easier to access offline (if you don’t have internet).
So how to design well for both? It’s a slippery slope - but that’s where our iOS app designers expertise comes in - they can make sure you are designing specifically for the platform you need.
Things a good iOS designer can do for you for you
How do I know if my designer knows iOS apps and not Android?
• Buttons (flat, floating, with or without shadows)
• Typography (default fonts)
• Icon size and mobile screen resolution
• Control design (CTA buttons, tabs, search icon, selection controls)
• Use of cards (shadow or no shadow, width, corner type)
• Alert methods (placement, style, case type)
The iOS operating system uses the San Francisco (SF) font, whereas Android uses Roboto. With iOS, the CTA is usually found in the upper-right corner; with Android, it’s often located at the bottom-right as a floating action button (FAB).
And don’t forget - iOS apps are created in pt (points); Android uses dp (density-independent pixels).
These are just a few highlighted differences - there’s many more.
In-house or agency?
Luckily, yes. Yes there is.
Meet our ready-to-work, pre-grilled freelance designers
Traditionally, the pros and cons of working with a designer look like this…
But with Figura, it’s different.