I am designing and building an iPad app. Some pages on the app are blank when you first navigate to them prior to the page loading.
Do I need to inform the user that the page is loading or do I just leave it blank?
I'm talking about a full page load rather than lazy loaded items within a page. I believe that indicating that more child items in a list are loading is necessary but I'm unsure about a full page indicator.
Below is a mockup of something that could be done i.e. an animated gif. Is it necessary?