What's the best way to sort lists on mobile interfaces? I'm not talking about filtering (I read another conversation about that). I am talking about sorting in ascending and descending order.
My project consists in sorting lists of , respectively: phone calls, mobile calls, films watched. the Sorting criteria are: Costs (of a call or a film for instance) Date & time of the call made or the film watched Duration Phone number (highest number first/lowest first) Call type (alphabetical or reverse order) Destination (alphabetical or reverse order) There are up to 6 of these criteria for each list.
I think I have different options: either a top button called "Sort", placed on the list. Clicking it takes you to a list of all applicable criteria. Or on the list itself, have buttons with a up or down arrow for each criteria. Each of them would be at the top of the list. Another option is to have a drop-down at the top of the page. I dislike it because you'll have (up to) 12 items (2 choices for each of the 6 sorting criteria) 'hidden' in the dropdown: harder to make a choice. On IOS the dropdown will open a rolling menu that will only show some of the choices at a time.
I wonder if anyone has an opinion as to what is better on Mobile?