Our Experience in Japanese Restaurant App Development
Mobilunity has recently created a prototype of the restaurant mobile application for a Ukrainian sushi bar and restaurant Kyoto. The design team developed the concept and design from scratch, trying to be innovative and creative. Given that Japanese restaurants are extremely popular in Ukraine and in Kyiv in particular, it was not an easy task to come up with corporate design and logo which would be distinctive enough and would stand out in the crowd of other Japanese restaurants that seem to be all the same.
How Restaurant Apps Can Come in Handy for Users
Functionality was not the matter for debate, we provided Kyoto customers with the standard set of abilities like browsing through menu, placing an order, finding the nearest restaurant, making use of special offers and others.
How Kyoto Application Icon Was Created
Logo and design, in contrast, were given special attention. The whole application adheres the major color scheme of red, black and white. Due to the popularity of Japanese cuisine in Ukraine, sushi bars seem to be likened to a sort of fast food restaurants. Therefore our designers tried to make the Kyoto logo as symbolic and meaningful as possible. The final decision was to create a logo which resembles Japanese flag – red sun on the white background. Having been masterfully transformed, the styled red circle now may evoke vivid associations – calligraphic symbol or a dab of wasabi sauce, to give an example, which makes it pretty recognizable.
Flexibility of the Chosen Logo
At the same time the logo is extremely adaptable, as its form can be easily integrated in any element of user interface.
“This logo element lets us use it in almost every imaginable way” – says Borys Spitsyn, Mobilunity Design Team Lead.
Round logo-like forms were effectively used in the headers of the app screens, in framing social network links and positioning rolls on the product photos. The logo also creatively serves as Kyoto restaurants’ location indicators on the map – one certainly won’t take it for a drug store or a supermarket.
Mobilunity Approaches to Restaurant App Building
Kyoto project clearly illustrates that Mobilunity always strives to build user-friendly and easy-to-learn apps. The idea and the concept is profoundly thought out and filled with special meaning no matter what type of the restaurant app we build. The design is, as a rule, executed in Photoshop, and Invision platform is usually chosen by our design team for making prototypes of mobile applications. We believe that user experience should always be in the forefront in mobile restaurant application development as it brings loyal and happy clients to your business.