Mobile app design: pocket-sized perfection

Your audience is glued to their phones (and we are too). Get a professionally designed app with an elegant interface, perfect icons and awesome art, and you’ll always be front and center with them. Our app designers are masters of the latest mobile trends, and they’ve got the perfect app design for your business, game or social network that you can send off to a developer.
 
Get all this with your mobile app:

Multiple designers (who find you)

Our entire global design community will have access to your contest and will send you all sorts of creative design ideas, just for your app.
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Ready-to-go files and total freedom

Your new mobile app comes with production-ready files that you can hand-off to a developer. Plus, the copyright’s all yours.
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Satisfaction, guaranteed

We’ve got your back every step of the way. Don’t like your app design options? You’ll get 100% of your money back. It’s simple.
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How an app design contest works

Create a design brief.

1. Tell us what you want

Our interactive creative brief makes it simple to describe your design needs and set your budget.

Pick your winning design.

2. Get dozens of mobile app designs

Our global community of professional app designers present their ideas. You provide feedback.

Get dozens of designs.

3. Pick your favorite

Seven days later, choose your winning app design. It's like picking your favorite child.

We make every kind of mobile magic

US$899
This app will control the Oasis, a kinetic art sand table we’re developing. While we’re not showing photography of the a
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It is a platform that connects general contractors with site workers. The site workers go on the app, find the projects
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Dating app for the horse industry. People from all different sectors of the industry (racing, rodeo, show horses, dressa
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US$1,699
ComeWith helps you make new friends in the real world by doing the things you love. For people who want to have a mo
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US$1,099
It's the fastest and easiest way to buy crypto currency in under 5 min. My overall goal is get a redesign of the wirefra
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US$899
Koji is a platform that lets anyone remix all kinds of internet things. (https://withkoji.com/) We have a library of hun
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US$2,699
The app allows our customers to browse and purchase groceries online for in-store pickup or same-day delivery. Food-firs
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US$1,599
The app allows customers to choose from over 125 relaxing sounds and music loops to play on their Fire TV or Tablet.
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I sell these workout cards here: www.newmefitness.net. People want a mobile version so I am building it now. We intend t
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We want to create a mobile application for iOS and Android based on the Deck of Cards Workout application.
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This app allows users of our reading and spelling curriculum to hear the sounds of the letters.
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We are going to run a weekly Giveaway of luxury cars, home makeovers, luxury items and vacations, where users answer a
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Professional app designs, no matter your budget

Got the hottest new mobile game? We'll design it. A cell phone shopping experience? We'll do it, too. Whatever you need, we'll get you a quality mobile app from the pros.

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Mid & Top Level designers only
Mid & Top Level designers only
Top Level designers only
Top Level designers only
Dedicated manager
Dedicated manager
Prioritized support
Prioritized support

Your burning app design FAQs, answered.

All the design files you need to build your app. Your app design will be uploaded in the correct formats to send to a developer. Typically this means a production-ready Adobe Photoshop (PSD), Adobe Illustrator (AI), PDF or EPS files.

Plus, you’ll get the full legal copyright, so the design will be all yours.

Please note that an App Design Contest does not include any coding.
Lots of ideas! If you’re looking for inspiration, explore 99designs for fantastic examples of mobile apps created by our design community.

Bring as many specifics as you can, too. Include mobile app designs you like, brand details, layouts, wireframes, product specifics, developer requirements and any other specifications that would affect your design.

The more you give the designers, the better they can design an app for you.
Yes. If you have any specific images (like a logo) that need to be included with your app design, please submit them to designers with your brief.

Unless you request otherwise, your designer may also use stock images (purchased from a third party) in your design. If a designer uses stock art in a design, they’ll tell you which images they are and use watermarked versions of them in their entries. Once you choose the winning design, you’ll need to purchase the stock art and provide it to the winning designer so they can complete the design.
A 99designs App Design Contest comes with all of the image files you need to make your mobile app look like a million downloads. However, it does not come with any coding. You will need to work with a mobile developer to create the code to get your app live.
 
We can recommend xfive if you need help getting your app coded.
Absolutely (and we love it when that happens)! When your app design contest has finished, you can start a 1-to-1 project with your winning designer.
On 99designs, designers agree to upload only original artwork, so each designer owns the rights to their design submissions until you choose your contest’s winner. During the design handover stage, the designer agrees to transfer the rights, and you become the owner of the copyright of your winning app design.
We guarantee that you’ll get a great app design at any pricing level, but our higher-priced packages give you more design options and better support.

Here’s how it works: When you pay more, the prize for the winning designer is bigger, too. More experienced designers participate in your contest, so you get more high-quality designs to choose from. More options means additional time that's needed to review your designs. That’s why our Gold and Platinum packages offer dedicated managers to help streamline that process by writing creative briefs and giving your designers feedback.

When selecting your app contest package, think about how much time you’ll have and what experience you have writing briefs and working with designers. If you're still unsure, contact us for a design consultation.
Choose “Make your contest private” from the Contest options section before you launch your app design contest. This will prohibit designers from using their designs elsewhere, and your contest will be unsearchable on the web.

This will automatically attach a standard NDA template to your contest. If you prefer, you can also upload your own NDA.
We do!  Pro for Agencies allows you to tap into a design solution that gives you all of the top-notch talent you’ve ever wanted.  With Pro, you'll have access to vetted designer matching, design-savvy project management, plus privacy & white label tools.  Request a call from us today.
We offer a 100% money-back guarantee within 60 days of payment on all app design contests except those with a guaranteed prize and those that have entered the Final Round. You can also call us anytime to help you rewrite your brief, reopen your project to ensure you get a good result, and help you pick a winning design. Remember, if we refund your contest, you aren’t legally entitled to use any of the app designs submitted to your contest.

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