The Right Way to Use Fonts in Mobile Apps

Different Parts of Typography

  1. Typeface
Different Parts of Typography

Tips for Using Correct Typography

Tip #1 Typography Elements Need to Complement the Mood of the Message

Fonts need to be as per Design
Right Spacing is important

System and Custom Fonts of iOS and Android

Both Android and Apple’s operating systems feature default typefaces, these are called system fonts. Using system fonts in-app design make it more consistent with the operating system, but they do not create a unique look for the app. Android uses two typefaces for its platforms like desktop and mobile, namely Roboto and Noto. While Roboto is the primary default typeface, Noto is the secondary backup for websites that don’t accept Roboto. Roboto has a number of font families that a designer can choose from.

The difference between using system and custom fonts in iOS
The difference between using system and custom fonts in Android

Conclusion

Reduced screen real estate in the form of mobile devices and ‘the culture of haste’, hardly complement experimental typography choices for mobile apps. App designers grapple with the need for creating a visually engaging and unique app experience while still keeping it amiable with platform design guidelines.

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