Fluent Design, which is Microsoft’s design language that made its debut on Windows 10 and is now expanding with other products, is set to step past the borders of Microsoft’s operating-system.
The company is bringing Fluent Design to non-Microsoft platforms like iOS, Android, and also the web, which effort is powered by Fabric, a new assortment of UX frameworks available on these platforms.
Microsoft is placing a large amount of work into Fluent Design, albeit its implementation evolves at a slower pace than originally anticipated.
Fluent Design, which consists of a series of visual improvements across an always-growing portfolio of Microsoft products, is currently obtainable in Windows 10, UWP apps, and Win32 software, with today’s announcement the software giant is gradually expanding it to more products.
“Fluent Design on mobile”
Microsoft wants Fluent Design to become a major factor from the mobile experience too, and the official page from the design language provides access towards the necessary resources for developers who want to embrace it.
“Offer people a seamless experience over the entire portfolio of Microsoft’s mobile apps. Whether it’s for any client, partner, or your own customers, design and build custom apps that are natively Android while still uniquely Fluent,” Microsoft explains.
“We’re hoping to make this pretty simple for you personally by sharing the same toolkits we use. We’ll do good to keep them up-to-date and broaden the offering to other design applications later on.”
The material frameworks already are being used by Microsoft for any series of mobile apps, including those included in the Office productivity suite, like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
You can check out the hyperlink above for more information on Fluent Design and resources on how to bring this design language to mobile apps on Android and iOS.