As you’ve probably noticed in the mobile tech space, there has been an exciting user interface update to hit the latest version of Google and Apple software. Dark Mode!
Dark Mode is one of the most in-demand features in 2019, and for good reason. Why is this a big deal? Well, for starters, it enhances visual ergonomics by reducing eye strain and it also conserves your phone battery. And last, but not least, the overall cool factor 😎. You can switch back n forth between light and dark mode anytime you choose and can have a completely different visual experience on your device.
Will all apps have Dark Mode available?
No. Aside from the Google and Apple apps that already exist on your phone by default, it will be optional for 3rd party apps to support Dark Mode. In most instances, it would be in their best interest to support dark mode but it’s not a requirement. Or there may specific views or windows that the developer will choose to opt out of appearance changes so that user experience isn’t compromised.
Who’s in Dark Mode already?
Some of the more well-known apps are Snapchat, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter and Slack. Facebook is still in testing. What about real estate apps? A key initiative here at HomeStack is to make sure we are providing an app to our clients that give a tech forward, seamless and fun experience for all of their buyers and sellers. We are continually improving the UI and UX to achieve those results. So… our clients will be happy to know that this is rolling out BEFORE Zillow, Redfin, or Realtor.com’s apps. They all have yet to release a Dark Mode version, nor have they given a date of when to expect it. This timing advantage is an excellent opportunity for our clients to bring attention to their newly enhanced apps and keep things fresh with their clientele. Remember what we say – shamelessly plug your app, there’s no better home for your brand than on the home screen of a mobile device.
How do I switch to Dark Mode?
- Make sure your phone is running on the most current version of software. (Google Android 10 or Apple iOS 13)
- From your settings app, you’ll want to access the Display Settings and choose Dark (or Night) mode
Currently, Dark Mode is only available to our Enterprise Solution Apps. Stay tuned for updates!