10 Angled iPhone App Shots for your Inspiration

There are many articles out there that are filled with amazing inspirational pieces but this one has a twist: it is about shots that are at an angle. These are included in some collections but they are never secluded on their own; this is my take on a new kind of inspiration. There isn’t much to it, it is only the way the shots are presented – the shots themselves are still sexy and perfect for inspiration.

When I was looking for them to include in this post, a thought came to me which is that these shots are actually truer to how these designs would look as we never actually look at our phones straight on. Yes, the shot may be harder to look because they are at an angle but are they are not necessarily worse then straight on shots.

Angled iPhone App Shots

Stats Update

Stats Update

This is a very wonderfully constructed interface. What makes it great is that it uses colour as an accent rather than the main focus, highlighting one piece of information at a time. On top of that, there is actually a lot of information here but it is not cramped on top of each-other. Quite the opposite, all of the information looks neatly organized and spaced out.

Your Route

Your Route

Angled shots are amazing at displaying different states – like in the one above. You can clearly get an idea of the flow of the app within one image that is cleverly and well presented compared to having three cramped images facing forward. This is a brilliant way of showcasing so much with so little.

Knowmedge Mobile

Knowmedge Mobile

The choice of a white interface on a white iPhone is very interesting and enticing. I must say this looks very angelic. However, the app itself is very light in appearance and even though it has so much information within it, it does not look cluttered at all. In terms of simplicity, this design has nailed it for sure.

Mochila Dropdown Menu

Mochila Dropdown Menu

Once again, I am very much in love with the use of colours – blue, red and white – on this dark gray background. The choice of font and icons adds an amazing touch. Overall, this design looks very well put together, clean, simple and sophisticated. I wouldn’t ask for anything else and I would definitely not add anything to it either.

Sidebar View

Sidebar View

This hidden navigation is everything that is trendy right now. It has the sleek flat finish, subtle rounded corners – on icons and buttons – on top of that the sans serif font looks marvelous next to the icons. This design is dreamy. I’m not sure what it is about the charcoal, blue, red and white colour combination but it works exceptionally well; no wonder so many designs utilize it.

Countly iPhone App Other Screens

Countly iPhone App Other Screens

Just like in the other example in this showcase, this is an excellent way to show off the different states or pages. For this particular example, you can see the miscellaneous screens within the app. This is perfect for showing the user flow when the screens are not that crucial or important without having to waste time viewing every single one individually.

Behance App 2.0

Behance App 2.0

Once again we have white on white; it looks lovely and light. The app itself too looks light; even thought it has a lot going on it doesn’t look cramped or cluttered. The design is very clean and simple which works great within the context as the user has to see many different portfolio pieces without getting overwhelmed.

Messages User Interface

Messages User Interface

This design does not have the trendy flat elements – it is filled with gradients. But because these gradients are subtle, they look great. They are not in your face, they are not overpowering; they are perfect. The colours are vibrant and work exceptionally well together on top of that.

Photo board app

Everybody loves great photography but it is hard to showcase may images at once. In this app’s design, you have a hierarchy based on image’s size to show you which one you should be looking at first in a group of many. This way, you don’t waste time looking one at a time. If you want to take a good look at a particular image, you are free to do so but don’t have to in order to check them out first.

Bobo iPhone App Prototype

Bobo iPhone App Prototype

The thing about this app is that it is just filled with information, there is some much to take in. But, the information is not cluttered; it is nicely spaced out with a visual hierarchy that guides you as to what you should be looking at first then second and so on. The colour choices are subtle which doesn’t override the hierarchy but helps it instead.

I am confident you found these ten shots inspiring to make something great yourself. If you have an amazing shot of an app or mobile website you’ve created on Dribbble or Behance share it in the comments. I would love to check it out!

Paula Borowska

Paula runs a user experience blog BeingLimited and an author of an upcoming book about mobile design, the Mobile Design Book. You can connect with her on Google+.

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6 Comments
  1. Krzysztof Piwowar Mar 18, 1:28 pm

    Paula, thank you for the nice collection!

    As you mention above, there are more and more this kind of shots (from perspective) these days. In my opinion they look more attractive, more beautiful and sexy. But… I find also another thing that is not so obvious: you can see more from the interface. In fact there is more space to show it.

    Maybe that is why we’ll see more of these on the Internet (I’m sure of that).

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  2. David Mar 18, 11:17 pm

    Thanks for the great content! I also like http://placeit.breezi.com/. Really easy service that allows you to place your interface directly inside an iPhone, iPad, desktop and other devices. Quite useful!

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  3. Charlie Chan Mar 20, 2:38 pm

    How do you make these angled and/or perspective shots?

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  4. joelfilip Mar 21, 1:35 pm

    Great article! I will share with you an app that I design for EggNEST:

    http://www.behance.net/gallery/EggNEST-Business-Ignition/3536941

    Thanks!

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  5. Krzysztof Piwowar Mar 22, 12:22 am

    @Joelfilip Great website!

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