Examples of iPhone iOS UITabBar Interfaces

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The bottom tab bar is almost a crucial element in the iOS navigation scheme. App developers can create multiple views each with their own sub-views all contained in a neatly-wrapped packaging. Most tab bars limit between 2-5 tabs and are accompanied with their own glyph icons. Designers have been very creative in coming up with new textures and patterns for design schemas.

If you really enjoy iPhone app design then you’ll love the collection below. I’ve put together some of the best UITabBarController app designs which you can use for your own inspiration. Tab bars are becoming more common even in other mobile software such as Android devices. There has never been a better time to get into mobile app development, especially with so many resources for design principles.

Possible iOS Tab Bar

Travelog.me Tab Design

Social Wine App Tabbar

Secondary Wine App

iPhone App Design

Retina Tab Bar

Custom music tabs

Weekmenu for iphone

Tavern Tab Bar

Collapsable Tab Bar

iPhone App

FaceHoleApp – Tab Bar

Work in Progress iPhone UI

Red/Gray Tab Bar

Mystery Project UI

Quizers heavy tab

GoodGuide Tab Bar

Subtle Tab bar

Custom iPhone Tab Controls

Dribbble app

Big Purple Button

Location Services App


New iPhone App Home Screen

Tab Bar Textures

iOS Tab Bar Reworked

Coming Soon

SoundCloud iPhone App

Packages Tab Bar

Tab Bar Noise

About the Author: Kalen Smith

Kalen is a freelance writer and entrepreneur. He can be found on the web writing about topics including startups and UI design. Check out his other articles through Google or follow his updates on Twitter @engineerbiz.