Adapting design to a different platform is an integral part of a mobile application designer’s work. The purpose of this work is to fit the design organically into the patterns of user interaction with the platform. In addition, a well-developed adaptation simplifies development through the use of native platform components.

To adapt the design correctly, you should follow the platform guidelines — Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) for iOS and Material Design for Android. And you also need to  communicate with developers, ideally connecting them to the design as early as possible so that they can immediately set technical limitations.

But how exactly is the design for iOS different from the design for Android? In this article I will analyze 18 specific design differences for iOS and Android.

IOS features will be in the left part of your screen , and Android in the right one.