I'm in the process of designing an introduction/tutorial for our iOS/Android application. It will consist of 4-5 pages and be ordered in a carousel control. It will look somewhat similar to that of Google Play:
With bleeding page titles to cue more content (Previous and Next page titles are cut in the out skirts of the view port). However, when discussing my first draft one of the wishes was to display how many pages there are in the carousel, since we don't want users to drop out of it prematurely on the third page thinking that there are 10'ths to come. In the conventional carousel this is done with a dotted row.
However, I'm not very thrilled of using this approach. Partly because I think it would be somewhat redundant combined with the carousel title bar, but mainly because I don't have any good place to put it.
Google Play doesn't have any indicator to my knowledge of where the user is in the carousel and how many pages it contains. Maybe the prerequisites are different for an actual navigation control compared to that of an introduction/tutorial where hopefully all pages will be visited?
I'm looking for some inspiration for a possible solution, either from your own creative thinking or if you've seen another solution to my dilemma.