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how to design mobile application interface [on hold]

Im a newbie here. and i hope Im asking in the right place. I am a newbie web designer and i like start designing mobile application for iOs and Android. how does it work? is there any programming ...
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Show progress dialog or do task in background?

Example: User can write an article and when the user wants to submit it (send to server) how should the app handle that? Should it just show a progress dialog and while the dialog is shown restrict ...
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Android: StackView Widget with Graphs in it [closed]

I want to design a stackview widget for home screen which should display real-time graph of a particular stock co. with some text under it..Like This Graph will be something like this If any one ...
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terms for research about highlighting/visualizing functionalities for an intuitive perception on android Tablets [closed]

i'm currently working on a little project. In this project i want to highlight hidden functionalities for users in a 3D simulated environment. A little example for a better understanding: I ...
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Where is the best place for banner AD?

When users quit the game, I show fullScreen AD. But I think it's not enough. Is it correct to add a banner AD at bottom of screen (between those little circle buttons)?
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How to keep easy access to the first tab from other tabs (scrolling tabs), in a mobile app consisting of multiple tabs (5/6)?

My mobile app requires the use of multiple tabs ( 5/6) , but the 1st tab is the primary one and I want to keep easy access (one click access, rather than swiping all the way back again) to it from all ...
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Where to place the Save button Material

I'm developing a simple user creation screen in Android using Material Design. The portrait layout is completed, but I'm struggling finding a way to achieve a nice way to lay info out on the landscape ...
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What Android GUI design patterns are suited for multi-stage process with a separate screen for each stage?

I'm working on an app in which the main workflow consists of two stages or phases, each with its own screen. What I have right now is two activities, the first one of which has a "Continue" button ...
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If tab-bar & segment controller in one screen in iOS then How to convert iOS UI to Android?

In iOS screen, tab-bar and segment controller on the same screen. In android normally tab-bar on the top side. As per Google standards tabs should not be nested. How can I convert iOS screen to ...
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Two Actions For Somewhat Similar Functions

I am designing an sms app for Android. I was thinking of adding a functionality that when a user single-taps a message in a conversation, 4 commonly used actions will appear. While this will be ...
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View Blockage vs disable button in mobile app form submission in cases of slow server response time

I am developing a mobile application. In cases where the server takes too long to respond during form submission, what is considered a best/widely acceptable practice to prevent users from trying to ...
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Is the 'Sell It' button annoying? [closed]

I am developing an android application that is about buying or selling second hand stuff around your area. The screenshot is from the list of the app and i wonder if this button will be annoying for ...
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Plot positive AND negative change on the same axis

I'm designing a view for Android where the user can see a set of lists ordered in a tab bar. Each tab is represented by a block in a bar chart (+a label) which the user navigates through. So far so ...
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What's the most appropriate Metaphor for submitting a selected Item in android App?

I have designed and implemented an android application for patients aged >30. While conducting a usability Test, I found the following Issues : CheckBox: When the user searches for particular item ...
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Is there a best practice for direct access to all steps of a multi step process on mobile

I'm working on a multi step process in an Android App and I wonder if there is good solution out there to enable the user to access all (3 maybe 4) steps without wasting too much screen estate. My ...
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Where should a user return after successfully completing phone call?

Consider this: You enter the Phone app on your Android device. You find the contact you want to call using search. You successfully call that contact from the search results. After a 15min call, you ...
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Wizard in Android app - use system or separate back button?

A mobile app wizard, when finished have an additional function (if used - screen isn't changed). Does it should have: 1. A separate "Back" (to main screen) button or 2. it's enough allowing the user ...
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When I should hide a toolbar in an Android App?

I'm designing an app navigation flow. It has a login screen from which we can go to a "Forgot password" screen. Once we logged in we go to the "Main screen" there I've a toolbar with a gear item that ...
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Is the message “Data cannot be recovered.” when reformatting misleading to users?

Edit: Some of the language aspects of this question are now posted on English SE. My Android phone gives the following message when I try to format a volume (SD card or USB OTG.) Formatting SD ...
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Is it acceptable to create navigation and action bars with the same look and feel for the purpose of creating consistent UI? [duplicate]

I'm new to iOS development. I understand that Apple provides APIs to customize the navigation bar, but I'm using Xamarin to create a cross-platform app. On iOS and Android, the navigation and action ...
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Using a carousel control in mobile app

Suppose say, in my mobile app, I want to display a list of related recommended products while the user is viewing the main product (e.g. like the way Amazon shows a list of recommended books based on ...
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Some stats about social networks used by iOS/Android users?

Are there some info and statistics about the social networks used by iOS / Androis users? If my app will be present in App Store and Google Play, I'd like to distinguish the login methods, the social ...
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Should we keep the native feel for a cross-platform app or not?

When developing a cross platform application should I try to make the application look exactly the same on both iOS and Android or try to keep a native feel to it depending on the platform? I've read ...
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Which colors should I use for a game result graph?

I'm designing a game app for Android. We have three states for the game result with the following colors. Win - Green Tie - Yellow Lose - Red What do you think about this color combination? Is ...
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Mobile Application breadcrumb navigation: is it a good idea?

I have a mobile application developed for Android & iOS. The application displays a set of hierarchical items. The application main navigation is designed as a Master/Detail flow where tapping a ...
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Order status indicator color [closed]

I am creating an android app from which user can order goods. I am using an price tag with various colors to indicate the order status. The statuses are OPEN - Immediate status after ordering, ...
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Why do some mobile apps have mute buttons when the device has physical mute & volume switches?

Is there a recommended UX reason for including a Mute button in a mobile app for in-app sounds? It seems redundant since the mobile device itself (e.g. iPhone, iPad, Android phone/tablet) has a ...
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Why don't mobile qwerty keyboards utilize keyboard shortcuts?

Desktop/laptop keyboards utilize shortcut via key combinations like Ctrl + V. What don't mobile keyboards, like on Android and iOS, do this? If we implement shortcut keys in mobile applications ...
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What is the best way to show additional information on a single word in a block of text & how should the user know about it?

If I have, say, a long paragraph of text and there are certain words that I want the user to be able to tap to reveal a lot of extra information but within the same page, how do I do it ? ...
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Material Design Icon to represent spots left at an event [closed]

I'm looking for a material design icon to represent the amount of spots left at an event and struggling.. Any help would be verrry much appreciated. Thanks!
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Picking an optional maximum (Android)

I'm looking for a way for a user to set a maximum (optional) number for creating an object via a form. I was thinking of using a NumberPicker, but this requires that I set a top end right? I was ...
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Should I use only one icon for a key in a keyboard?

I have the following Android custom keyboard: The top 4 buttons are tabs The middle 9 buttons are various keys that you can press for the keyboard to automatically generate a paragraph of text. ...
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UI/UX for Comparing items based on parameters side by side in an Android App

What is the best UX/UI for comparing three to four products based on certain set of parameters in Android app. The audience is predominantly an Android phone in portrait mode. Basically users should ...
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What would you call an activity to a layman?

Have hard time explaining an activity or a fragment for that matter, or any layout screen that appears replacing the old one (Be it through swiping, or clicking on any menu) For websites we call it a ...
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Should my app close quickly when [x] is pushed or prompt for behaviour before close?

I have developed an Android app which plays an audio stream. There are three ways for the user to make the app go away: Push the back button on their mobile device. Push the close [x] on the top ...
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Comprehensive sketch file for Material Design Keyboards?

I have searched high and low and cannot find a comprehensive .sketch file (or any typeof file) containing all english language android keyboards with all possible states for a variety of device ...
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How do people handle the experience of a filter input + tab bar + keyboard on Android?

I've been working on an Ionic (Hybrid) app that uses system-like defaults. More specifically, I am supporting the tab bar on the bottom of the screen on iOS and the top of the page on Android. My ...
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Are there any established patterns for triggering an overpanel on mobile (iOS and Android)?

By default, I'm showing a screen with a particular country selected. To change the country, when the user taps on the text I trigger an overpanel listing the available countries to choose, but it isn'...
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Tab based layout or not?

The app I'm designing initially had a tab based layout in its early stage (Android version). Since working on the iPhone version I've gone with just using ViewControllers to allow the user to navigate ...
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Is it always necessary that an expandable list should have an indication to show that that it is expandable?

Recently I've been designing a mockup for an android app (material designed) where I use a list to show number of entries. And the list is expandable. Is it always necessary to indicate to the end ...
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Android: what are the best practices for up/back buttons?

I've been developing an android app. I'm a long-time android user and from my experience, I rarely (if never) use the up button provided at the top left of the activity and always use the back button ...
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Designed 20 app mockups for Android and Web apps, am I on the right track with common UX patterns? [closed]

http://www.jakegosskuehn.com/rate.html I have 19 android mockups and the entire site that I'd like to get some feedback on. I just discovered UX and design patterns last week and since then I've ...
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What is the difference between PHONE NUMBER & NUMERIC TEXT inputtype in android text fields?

I'm designing a keyboard application for android. Came across the various input types such as - phone number, email, url, etc. for which the keyboard should ideally change layout for the user. I ...
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Which of these components is indicated for exploration content? Scrollable Tabs vs Grid List

We have a restaurant menu divided by categories, like Steaks, Pasta e etc. Using a grid list, we have images to appeal to the user's eyes, but using this pattern makes the user have to go back and ...
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How should I test my mobile app's user interaction qualitatively? [closed]

How do you conduct qualitative research on mobile apps? Do you use screen capturing tools, metrics, etc? What metric did you find most indicative?
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Do users want to be asked about analytics collection?

We're introducing analytics into our iOS and Android apps for the first time. Is it the done thing to pop something up to make users aware, and allow them to opt out, or are people generally fine with ...
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Alternate UX / UI for accordion in Mobile Development

I am not a big fan of accordion in mobile development, because I believe that this behaviour is a web style user experience. However, I don't have any resource to find an alternative solution for this ...
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Do Samsung's Marshmallow skin Quick toggles have enough contrast?

I recently updated to Marshmallow, and I'm not happy with the blue over white scheme in daylight conditions. My question is if it's just me, or if this is documented and studied somewhere? If so, how ...
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No “save” option in Android new contact activity?

When I want to add a new contact on stock Android 5.1, I'm presented with this activity: What I've never understood about this is why isn't there a "save" option/button? Instead, when you tap the ...
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Swipe views using Tabs in Android app

I am working on an Android app, which has two major flows: One where user looks at a feed of items, and chooses to click on any of them Or when user wants to enter/edit their personal information. ...