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I am trying to create an interface where the user can select any number of weekdays. My initial thought was to create checkboxes, like this:

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However, I soon realized that checkboxes don't exist in iOS. Doing this with switches seemed much too cumbersome for the user.

Should I design my own checkboxes for use in the application or create the interface in some other way?

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How does the 'Alarm' app do it? (Assuming it does.) –  Brendon Jul 13 '13 at 21:58
    
it has a button that opens up a dedicated full-screen sheet with a tableview, but doesn't that seem like overkill? (img.wonderhowto.com/img/17/45/63429483589561/0/…) –  jburns20 Jul 14 '13 at 1:40

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it has a button that opens up a dedicated full-screen sheet with a tableview, but doesn't that seem like overkill?

Apple actually does this in a lot of places throughout iOS. When the user has a choice between two or more options (and the options are not each other's opposites, where a simple switch could suffice), a full-screen table view with checkmarks is used.

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Okay, thank you. –  jburns20 Jul 14 '13 at 2:20

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