Design Trends in Mobile
After only a few years the mobile landscape has generated a selection of trends and UX that have now become best practice in mobile design and an essential skill-set for the experienced UI designer. And as a UX designer you should be aware of these experiences and how best to incorporate them into your design decisions.
Location, location, location
Not only discovering the nearest banking cash machine or the whereabouts of a friend or employee, location services can include parcel and vehicle tracking, mobile commerce when taking the form of coupons or advertising directed at customers based on their current location. They include personalised weather services and even location-based games. They are an example of telecommunication convergence.
By 2010, location-based services power Mobile Local Search to enable the search and discovery of persons, places, and things within an identifiable space defined by distinct parameters. These parameters are evolving. Today they include social networks, individuals, cities, neighborhoods, landmarks, and actions that are relevant to the searcher’s past, current, and future location.