Windows 10's Fluent Design is Coming to iOS, Android and Web

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Microsoft quietly announced at Build 2019 that Fluent Design, the set of design practices used across Windows 10, is coming to iOS, Android and the web.

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When Fluent launched on Windows 10, it gave Microsoft's aging operating system new life through modern, clean interfaces.

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But until now, Fluent only influenced the appearance of Windows 10, not the Microsoft apps and add-ons found on other platforms. With the release of new toolkits for iOS, Android and the web, developers can now create native apps on non-Windows devices using the Fluent design language.

The goal for Microsoft is to give users a unified experience across devices and ecosystems. These visual changes won't be immediate, but Windows 10 users will start to see familiar design elements --- translucent effects, motions and depth ---  on iOS and Android apps as well as web add-ons in due time.

Fluent will also play heavily into the design of Microsoft's new Chromium-based Edge browser, which could soon replace Google Chrome as our favorite web browser when it launches later this year.