While we obviously do a huge amount of work with print, we also see a huge amount of web and mobile designs. One thing that I’ve always found useful when working on an app project is being able to make use of free UI kits and icon sets. Getting the UI for a website or app just right can be incredibly challenging and time consuming, particularly with getting all of the individual elements to feel like part of a cohesive whole, and so when a generous designer releases a UI kit for free, we take notice. We’ve also given back in many ways, by releasing free UI kits like Jefferson and Spire, and free icon sets like Dev Up and Voyage which we released with Smashing Magazine.
UI kits can speed up development time enormously, and can help your project look significantly more polished – even if it’s just a minimum viable product. One thing we haven’t really covered before are UI kits that are specifically for mobile devices, and so that’s what I wanted to bring together today. Each of these free mobile UI kits are beautifully designed and carefully crafted, and each element is designed with an iOS, Android or other mobile handset in mind. Please do be sure to check the license agreement for any UI kit that you’re looking to use, as some might only be available for personal projects instead of commercial. As always, if you know of any other mobile UI kit freebies that you think we should include in this post, I’d love to hear about them in the comments below.
Hopefully you’ve found this collection of beautiful, creative and (best of all) free mobile UI kits to be useful – and as always, if you know of any others that deserve a mention, we’d love to hear about them. Once again – if you’re planning on using any of these, do be sure to check the license agreement first to make sure they’re acceptable for your project.