Designing minimalist apps

Sometimes you want to go all out with fancy effects and complex UI, other times you have to pull back and remove everything non-essential. We had to do the latter.

Our app is supposed to be used in emergencies and mostly older people. So designed our app to have large fonts and huge buttons so that the user always know what they have to press and what information is important.

It may seem simple, but creating custom layouts with .NET MAUI is hard. It’s still in preview and since it is cross platform it has to work on multiple devices. Pixels should be glossy, but also functional.

Here are some screens from our app running natively on Windows. It also runs on iOS, Android and macOS.