Tips for navigation


Top Tips for App Developers: Navigation

Here at ORCHA, we’re continuously testing and questioning apps, on the lookout for apps which are safe, secure, easy to use and, most importantly, deliver real health outcomes. We now look at 226 elements, to help give health professionals and consumers an informed choice on which health apps to choose.

To help app developers produce the best apps, we’re sharing tips from across the 226 important aspects, which together may help to set your app apart from the rest!

Tip #2: Navigation

To make sure that users can navigate their way around the app, it is advantageous to provide the necessary steps and tabs from one screen to the next. During the review process, we are looking for those simplistic yet significant aspects which will bring value to the user-friendly experience.

We recommend considering a “Home” button (a landing position), a “Back” button (returning to the previous page), and a “Search” function to aid information-finding.

Furthermore, integration of a “Share” button allows users to export their data as desired or even promote the app itself. Not forgetting a Help/About section – your chance to guide individuals through your different functions on a more familiar level.

Great example apps to keep you on track include:




Healthera – NHS Prescription App & Pharmacy Finder




Dario Diabetes Management




Komoot – Cycling & Hiking Maps


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