43 Inspirational Mobile Splash Screens

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You only get one chance to make a first impression, make it count.

We’ve compiled 43 examples of genius splash screen design to inspire your own.

Learn the splash screen basics and key elements to consider for design.

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43 Inspirational Mobile Splash Screens

  1. 1. 43 InspirationalMobile Splash ScreensPocket Your Shop
  2. 2. Table of ContentsIntroduction 3 23 Colorful / FunWhat Is A Splash Screen? 4 37 Unique / Eye-CatchingProfessional / Clean 5 50 Conclusion
  3. 3. IntroductionYou never get a second chance to make a firstimpression. That is why a splash screen is a key partof any mobile app.The splash screen is a hook that needs to grabattention and impress. If a new user does not like whatthey see, they will be turned off immediately.We’ve compiled 43 examples of genius splash screendesign to inspire your own. But first, let’s go over whata splash screen is and the elements that make up agood one. 3
  4. 4. What Is A Splash Screen?A splash screen is image that appears when an app is loading. This is thefirst thing users see when opening an app, so it needs to be relevant andgrab their attention. Below you can see the basic elements that make up asplash screen. 4
  5. 5. PROFESSIONAL / CLEAN EXAMPLES.Share Collection 5
  6. 6. Lift • The bright blues and whites make this splash screen stand out. • Colors work nicely with the vertical stripes. • Caption is creative and inspirational.By: Lift Worldwide 6
  7. 7. Coaster• Beautiful plaid pattern.• Purple to blue gradient makes it pop.• Simple title. By: Coaster 7
  8. 8. Agent PC • Logo is vibrant and center stage. • Bright glow surrounds logo and draws people in.By: Mail.Ru 8
  9. 9. TagTile• Very simple and clean design.• The green logo on the dark gradient makes it stand out. By: TagTile 9
  10. 10. Residence Inn: Marriott Anaheim • Wood background welcomes users in. • Looks professional without being too formal. • The engrained logo is polished and gorgeous.By: Pocket Your Shop 10
  11. 11. Listn• Very deep black background looks good on high quality displays.• The reflection below the logo makes a subtle but powerful impact. By: Listn, LLC 11
  12. 12. Simple • Unique bulletin board design. • Very clean look and makes users interested.By: Simple Finance 12
  13. 13. JackThreads• Impresses users immediately from unique texture.• Caption is short and sweet. By: Thrillist 13
  14. 14. Recood • Beautiful gradients and textures. • Design at the bottom makes this splash screen look elegant and professional.By: Ahiku Corp. 14
  15. 15. Forkly• Clever use of chalk.• Works nicely with black chalkboard texture. By: Forkly 15
  16. 16. Square Wallet • Clean pattern that makes brings out logo. • Clean look that flows well with the rest of the app.By: Square, Inc. 16
  17. 17. Wenzani• Simple design.• Logo is colorful and stands out against the black background By: Wenzani 17
  18. 18. Drum Guru • Logo is embedded into the pattern. • Pattern is unique and works nicely against the gradient.By: Iron Horse Ent Inc. 18
  19. 19. Zaarly• Collage of photos makes for a nice background.• Logo, text and pictures are all clear and easy to read. By: Zaarly 19
  20. 20. Jamie Oliver’s Recipes • App icons are at the bottom of the splash screen. • Provides a smoother transition into the app itself. • Fun icons below title are a nice touch.By: Zolmo 20
  21. 21. COLORFUL / FUN EXAMPLES.Share Collection 21
  22. 22. Tracks• Clever use of the logo and title over a beautiful image of the sky.• Interesting and impressive design. By: Tracks Media, Inc. 22
  23. 23. Blip Me • Pretty texture patterns for the wall and wood floor. • Colors are vibrant and fit nicely with the rest of the app.By: Camino Real, Inc. 23
  24. 24. DailyCost• Eye-catching logo.• Very clean design.• Impresses users at first glance. By: Guopeng Liang 24
  25. 25. Weesh • Shading and text looks childish, yet professional. • This adds a unique feel that is inviting to users. • The caption is also very clever.By: Capple Factory 25
  26. 26. Localmind• Contemporary colors and feel.• Bright colors and dotted patterns make a beautiful design.• Feels like a cutting edge app before you open it. By: Localmind, Corp. 26
  27. 27. Popset • Colorful logo and simple background. • Title has a unique texture that stands out.By: Eeve Ltd. 27
  28. 28. Key Ring• Modern and clean looking wood design.• Simple and effective. By: Mobestream Media 28
  29. 29. Vimeo • Bright, vibrant colors that are very pleasing to the eye. • Beautiful trees and birds make new users feel welcome,By: Vimeo, LLC 29
  30. 30. Foodspotting• Intriguing background image• Embedded box for caption makes it stand out and easy to read By: Foodspotting, Inc. 30
  31. 31. Cloudee • Each cloud’s pattern is different when overlapping another cloud. • Unique and incredibly clever design.By: Boxee, Inc. 28
  32. 32. Vyclone• Interesting pattern inside of the logo.• Beautiful range of colors.• Title is written in cursive. By: Vyclone Inc. 32
  33. 33. Pinweel • Plain white background, simple logo, and a short caption. • Sometimes that’s all you need.By: Pinweel, Inc. 33
  34. 34. WOO• The bright yellow background catches the attention users.• Cool logo sparks curiosity and entices users to explore the rest of the app. By: Berker Sirman 34
  35. 35. Weathermob • Colorful logo in the center. • The shadow beneath logo makes it more pronounced and bold.By: Weathermob, Inc. 35
  36. 36. UNIQUE / EYE- CATCHING EXAMPLES.Share Collection 36
  37. 37. Nike+ Running• The bright red background in contrast to the glowing white logo really pops.• The track design at the bottom is very clever and clean. By: Nike, Inc. 37
  38. 38. Wrappit • Only uses purple, orange and white. • The three colors complement each other and makes for a beautiful design.By: Saturised 38
  39. 39. iSpice• Makes good use of real spices to create an interesting effect.• Uses both bright and dark colors. By: Sutro Media 39
  40. 40. Evernote • Uses bright green to stand out and impress new users. • Features a pretty collage of icons, some of which are their other apps.By: Evernote 40
  41. 41. PayPal• Beautiful and professional texture.• Title is embedded into the background. By: PayPal, an eBay Company 41
  42. 42. Lemon Wallet • Captures the look and feel of a leather wallet. • The details like the stitching and texture on the logo make a great first impression.By: Lemon, Inc. 42
  43. 43. National Parks• Realistic texture to show off the app design.• Breathtaking image to show off content of the app itself. By: National Geographic Society 43
  44. 44. Flipboard • Beautiful image to impress users. • Literally welcomes users in with the caption.By: Flipboard Inc. 44
  45. 45. Band of the Day• Big tiles with wood finish makes for a clean and professional look• Gives the impression of a high-quality app By: 955 Dreams 45
  46. 46. LocalHero • Very unique design. • Cartoonish pictures and text give it a look and feel that will spark some curiosity.By: LocalHero, Inc. 46
  47. 47. Everyme• Cool pattern in background.• Logo is set over interesting image.• The caption has a more creative and fun approach let users know the app is loading. By: Everyme, Inc. 47
  48. 48. Viddy • Beautiful texture. • Logo is equally beautiful and fits perfectly on top of the texture.By: Viddy, Inc. 48
  49. 49. LivingSocial• Creative and clever design.• Uses icons all the things you can do using the app. By: LivingSocial 49
  50. 50. Foursquare • Beautiful baby blue background. • Fun, transparent icons that fill up most of the screen.By: Foursquare Labs, Inc. 50
  51. 51. ConclusionWith all of these great examples, it might be difficultto find a style that reflects your brand.Your goal is to create an eye-catching and invitingsplash screen that will also spark your visitorscuriosity and give them a reason to stick around.Take the time to learn about your target audience,and determine what design style would reallycapture their attention. 51
  52. 52. Fastest way to grow yourmobile audience.Talk to a Pocket Your Shop expert about how our all-in-one app solutionfor hotels, restaurants, and retailers can improve and rapidly grow yourmobile audience. Pocket Your Shop

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