5 Awesome Mobile App Splash Screens

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We take a look at 5 great splash screens from a variety of arts organizations' mobile apps and discuss what makes them great.

This is a companion set to "Tips for Your Mobile App's Splash Screen" - http://instantencore.blogspot.com/2012/02/tips-from-designers-your-apps-splash.html

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5 Awesome Mobile App Splash Screens

  1. 1. 5 Awesome Splash Screens (and Why)A companion slide set for Tips for Your Mobile App’s Splash Screen
  2. 2. Cleveland Instituteof MusicWhat’s so great about thissplash screen?• Clean design• Easy to read in 1-10 sec• Highlights the name of the Institute• Introduces a logo which reappears within the app.• The logo’s singular pop of color on the screen emphasizes the visual brand.
  3. 3. CelloBelloWhat’s so great about thissplash screen?• Clean design• Highlights the name• Introduces a logo which reappears within the app.• The addition of a highlight color at the top and bottom of the screen complements the logo.• The thickness of the top highlight color takes into account the standard black bar that displays the time, connectivity and battery supply.• Recognizes ClassicCellos.com as the official sponsor for the mobile app.
  4. 4. The ClevelandOrchestraWhat’s so great about thissplash screen?• Clean design• Easy to read in 1-10 sec• Highlights the name of the Institute• The background color and graphical element comes directly from the orchestra’s standard website, thereby carrying the organization’s branding across communication platforms.• The background color and graphical element are carried through the rest of the app as a background image.
  5. 5. The RoyalConservatoryWhat’s so great about this splashscreen?• Easy to read in 1-10 sec• Highlights the name of the Conservatory and Introduces their tagline• The use of an artist’s rendering of the interior of the concert hall: • Provides depth of color to the splash screen while retaining a clean design • Emphasizes the grandeur of the venue • Visually references the audience perspective • Places a contextual frame around the mobile experience that follows.
  6. 6. Detroit SymphonyOrchestraWhat’s so great about this splashscreen?• Highlights the name of the app as it has been branded by the DSO• Introduces a logo watermark which reappears throughout the app in its background image.• Acknowledges the support of the Knight Foundation.• The use of the background image of the venue’s façade serves as a strong visual reference for the app user. This could be particularly useful for new patrons who have not previously visited the venue.

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