ADIB Phone Banking

Mobile Banking For Today's Generation

Banking On iPhone

No it’s not new. But when Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank decided to come up with their iPhone banking app, they wanted to keep it relevant to the users. They turned to RBBi to work with their technology partner to bring this to life.

Our Role

RBBi’s responsibility was to plan the app it’s user journey and finally design the user interface for it. The technology partner was assigned to translate these designs in to an app using ADIB’s core banking interface.


Planning & UX

We wanted to understand that tasks users would perform while they use online banking app or any other banking app for that matter. Once we got that we then sat with the bank to understand the areas they want to focus.

So, the alignment between these two things brought us to the drawing board to put these in a structure. How many steps would the task take? How do we push marketing messages? These are and many more questions were needed to be tackled.

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Before starting with the designs, we carefully map out all of the content, and define the most critical component: Wireframes. The experience revolved around a seamless experience compared to the internet banking that users’s were already using. So we focused on simplifiying it and still keeping it relevant.

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After trying various navigation models, and doing tests with users, the team settled with icon style navigation iPhone users are used to. Now the challenge was to design simple and easy to remember icons for each banking task available in the app.

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Retina ready high resolution icons


The Final Touch of Skin and Colors

The last step for us was to translate those wireframes from physical sketches to digital space. So the designs for the app absorbed the look and feel of ADIB’s brand philosophy, then refined and extended it to carry through a clean, sophisticated visual experience.

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