10 Best Mobile User Interface Pattern Libraries

by on 05/10/11 at 11:30 am

There are dozens of user interface pattern libraries for designing desktop apps. But mobile patterns have now taken over. After sifting through many, here are the ten best. These libraries offer a wide variety of approaches for common user interface tasks and activities. Explore away and find the right approach for your mobile app.






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7 Responses to “10 Best Mobile User Interface Pattern Libraries”

  1. Chris

    May 11th, 2011

    Good stuff! I added Cocoa Controls to my Inspiration Directory. It now contains 20 mobile design pattern libraries. Check it out: http://mobilegui.net/inspiration/



  2. Theresa Neil

    Nov 16th, 2011

    I have a new book coming out with O’Reilly Media, Mobile Design Pattern Gallery: UI Patterns for iOS, Android and more. It has more than 400 screenshots from iOS, Android, BlackBerry, webOS, Windows and Symbian applications. Check out the site, blog, and Flickr photostream and win a copy of the book. http://www.mobiledesignpatterngallery.com

  3. Sergey

    Dec 15th, 2011

    Hi! Nice collection, thank you! My name is Sergey and I’ve launched the similar service with daily updates. Check it out great mobile UI patterns at http://inspired-ui.com.

  4. adam

    Aug 29th, 2012

    Check out http://www.uxzeal.com/ …. quite inspiring

  5. App Mockup Tools

    Sep 28th, 2012

    Could aslo add App Sketch books and iOS GUI Element kits from http://www.appmockuptools.com.

  6. Steven Hoober

    Oct 18th, 2012

    Sorry I missed this by a bit, but I noticed while doing my periodic google.

    Aside from having a whole book of patterns, shared freely at the wiki, one page is a collection of every other mobile pattern library I can find, even the ones I hate.

  7. Brandon

    Nov 1st, 2013

    I found that most of these sites focus only on phones…

    I’m not sure if tablets fall under the ‘mobile’ category, but I find that patterns for tablet devices are often very different than smartphones.

    If you’re looking for tablet-specific patterns I’dd suggest adding http://www.tabpatterns.com to that list.

    These are great resources either way, thanks for putting it together!

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