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Mobile Design Pattern: Flying Icon Menu

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Created: rahulvala (30 Jun 2009)
Last edited: hamishwillee (09 May 2012)

This design pattern is part of the Mobile Design Patterns series.



Flying icon menu is very important in mobile. Now days it is used in every touch mobile. Whenever we touch the main icon or the menu on the screen it will get opened. Flying icons does mean that icons are scrolling on the display are by finger touch. Flying menu is like rotating application which needs user response about selecting some options from the list of available icons.





  • Better view
  • Theme looks good
  • More application available
  • Every application has its own icon to select




  • Some by wrong touch user can open unused application.
  • Every time need to touch.

Use when

Flying icon is the basic theme in every touch mobile available in the market. User gets graphical design icon experience. By touch user can open any required application.

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