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combining cards UI and buttons

I am designing a application for android and have decided to go with the cards theme for the visual design. reasons being, that the information being presented fits the cards format: short bursts of ...
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change of title in tool bar [on hold]

Hello everyone i am new to android development, bit confusing how to set the title name when the user presses on one of the navigation items in menu the title name should appear in toolbar.?
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How can users be alerted to new notifications, tasks, etc, in my Android app?

iPhone apps can have a tab bar at the bottom of the screen and the tabs can have badges such as Notifications (3) and Tasks (12). This is fine for the iPhone, but what should we do when we build the ...
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Wizard pattern on IOS: Layout guidelines

I want to build an app for android and iOS that uses a five-step wizard to create an asset. Are there any established design patterns for tablets for a wizard pattern of this sort? I was thinking ...
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Android - combining a check mark in a button

I'd like to show a big button, indicating the current state of a view and some kind of a hint to what will happen when clicked. Some combination between a regular button and a checkbox - a button ...
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best practice for Android ActionBar filtration

I have android listview whose content is changed depending on the filters specified I have two menu filters in addition to the search that can be applied on these filtered results. The search is ...
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Why does Android use the 'Bell' icon (for notifications) as its primary sound option when using the volume rocker?

Currently on my android device there is a bell icon used to signify volume when I used the rocker on the side of the phone which seems odd to me. Whenever it appears I feel like I'm looking at my ...
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Approve, Reject and Forward (iphone and Android)

I'm trying to figure out 2 situations. 1)- We need to add "approve/Reject/Forward" quick actions when the user swipes to the left in one of the requests. I would like to know if the actions are ...
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Android Swipe View, Delete a page

I have an Android application with a swipe view. The user is able to add pages with a floating action button. But I cannot figure where to put the "delete this page" action. I have a floating action ...
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How to let a user know of a clickable area

I'm creating an application (Android for starters) which will have a list. I want to create a special column headers that the user can press on (press on the entire column header section; not on each ...
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Change GUI to be “Material” [closed]

I am developing an Android app. One page displays a list of persons (1st mockup). Clicking on a person then causes an dialog box to popup with detail information about the person (2nd mockup). (Note ...
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Displaying an item with many characteristics

I am creating an application for smartphones (Beginning with Android) which in its base core of data displaying, will have a list of a single item which can have many characteristics. Each ...
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Tabs under tabs in Android

I am moving away from a hamburger menu style app to use tabs. (This article basically summarizes why I want to do it.) However, under one of the tabs I have newsfeed, which has to sections: Current ...
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Best strategy to gather feedback for beta android app

I am working on a product that will soon release a beta android app, not through google play, but just sending the apk around to a couple of people. I am now looking for ways to gather user feedback ...
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Information architecture for a restaurant menu for a mobile application

I'm currently designing a mobile application (android) for ordering food. The purpose of the application would be similar to the justeat app. The biggest challenge as yet is structuring the menu and ...
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Should I use Material Design inside of an Android game?

I certainly know that I should apply Material Design for "standard" Android apps, but what about games? I think that anything that is not Material Design, looks bad and somewhat outdated. On the other ...
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In Mobile: What's the best way to display photos, in a scrollable list view or in a view pager?

I'm working in an application where we display a photo gallery in horizontal direction. we have 2 options for the user to view the photos: 1- Scrollable list view, where the user can scroll multiple ...
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Which type of navigation is more suitable?

I am working on a user interface design for an application on Android. Currently, I am struggling to choose a suitable form of navigation as it is my first time creating such a design. The design is ...
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Allow push notifications dialog in android

We are creating an alert to the user asking for permissions on sending push notifications. We need this in ios and android. The thing is that even though I found an example in ios (find attached) I ...
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What are the UX design considerations when placing all navigation and action controls of an Android app in the Main Action Bar?

Google's Android design guidelines include detailed information regarding Layout Considerations for Split Action Bars. While it doesn't seem to go aligned with the guidelines, some apps have ALL their ...
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Selecting age between 6 and 18

I've got a reasonably simple requirement but can't come up with any appealing ways of presenting it to the user. To meet the requirement, the user has to be able to choose 1 or more age groups, ...
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Manual Saving/Loading from Dropbox in Mobile App

I have a real estate investment app on iOS that is used to evaluate and manage fix and flip projects. I want to integrate the app with Dropbox to allow for cross-device access to data as well as ...
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Android's Material Design with Social Apps

I am actually a developer, currently also designing android apps using: simple drawing board Balsamiq Mockups Justinmind Prototyping My question pertains to Google's Material Design and developing ...
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Why do many/most (Android) phones have the power button opposite the volume buttons?

I have just bought a Nexus 5 phone. I love the phone, but like my previous two phones it gives me grief when turning the thing on or off. The problem is that the power button is almost directly ...
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Saving changes on Back key on Android 5 : how to deal with cases that need confirmation?

Some Android system apps, such as the official Contacts edit screen, have introduced a behavior which is that exiting an edit screen using the back or up buttons is equivalent of saying "OK" and ...
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What is the best approach of presenting a tabular data with search options in android?

We've developed a POS system that is in use by multiple retail stores which we'd like to port to an Android version. I am wondering what the best approach for displaying tabular data with search ...
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Alternatives to Sub Tabs / 2 sets of tabs (Android)

I'm trying to follow Material Design as best as possible, and I think on one page of the guidelines it says not to use nested tabs. But I'm finding it pretty difficult to find an alternative. In my ...
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Navigation in your android app via Up and Back button

I needed some clarity on navigation via device back button and up button. The android app has a NewsFeed view, a Chats list view and a Chat window view. The app is minimized and user clicks on a chat ...
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Android Spinner with many items?

I am looking for the best way to let the user choose one option from a list that might be somewhat long. I was considering an AutoCompleteTextView, but it is important that the user only can choose ...
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Where should I put a UIBarButtonItem if there is only one? On the right or on the left?

here is my question. What is better for the UX, put a UIBarButtonItem (or equivalent in other platforms) at the right side of the UIToolbar (like the image below shown, like Whatsapp does it on the ...
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Should “delete” and “cancel” be icon or text in mobile application?

Designing an interface for an android app, I stumbled upon a paradox and I'm a bit confused about what to do and why to do. Context User wants to delete his/her post's comments.
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Clear and Done action in Filter

I need to define where and how (icon or text) to locate the clear and done actions inside a filter. I have 2 options. One using icons and the other using text. Basically we are thinking a very ...
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Is this a proper way to present Back and Next buttons in Android app?

As part of a Quiz app, in which users have to go through a set of questions, I need to provide the ability to: Quit the quiz Go to next question Go (back) to the previous question I am trying to ...
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Android UX - when to use Tabs and when to use Navigation Drawer?

I'm looking for guidelines regarding when to use Tabs vs. when to use a Navigation Drawer(sidebar). For example, as of these days, Facebook and Dropbox, which are extremely popular (+100M users), use ...
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Alternatives to tabs when displaying list and map (appbar issues when scrolling in Material Design)

In an app I'm designing there is a list that must also be displayed as a map. In this thread people already discussed the issue of whether or not display that kind of content as tabs: Choosing ...
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Mobile web should have different design for iOS and Android? [duplicate]

I've been developing a new hybrid app and as a web-app it is supported in both android and iPhone phones which can be seen here: http://www.fitnessmealplanner.com The question is: due to people ...
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What's the best way to hightlight a telephone number in Android App?

I was wondering what is a good way to make clear that you can click on a telephone number and immediately call someone without copying & pasting the phone number. How can I persuade a user to ...
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User expectation for deleting an entry in listview Android?

My requirement for an Android app is to show an alert dialog when a user deletes an entry from the listview. Is it really necessary to show a dialog for deleting a single entry or is it enough to ...
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Android Material Design clickable table row

Hello I have the following screen: How can I indicate to users that they can click on each row of the table to open up another screen?
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Material Design - Persistent search, with navigation drawer

Is this within the guidelines or do you at least think it's an acceptable practice? I'd like to use a persistent search bar, but my app necessitates a navigation drawer. I feel like it might be a ...
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What are the possible/best ways to allow a production mobile app to switch API endpoint to a development server?

Suppose I have a mobile app that uses an API at api.myapp.com. I want to be able to test the app on my personal dev machine mymac.local and also on a production-standard test server test.myapp.com. ...
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When to open the keypad by default?

To give an example - in stock Android when I click on New Contact, the focus(cursor) is on the Name field and one needs to tap on the field to open the keypad. VS In some Android devices, when I ...
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Expandable list VS Swipe List (fast vs congested)

So I have an application in which you have 2 different lists. The songs that you have downloaded from others The songs present on your device Currently you ca switch between the lists using ...
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Do material design's floating action buttons provide a bad UX?

Google's material design largely focuses on clean visuals and a good user experience, but there is one feature that I have questioned: floating action buttons. This is a large button that appears in ...
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Keyboard hiding lower buttons on small Android screens

I have a application (Android) which have scroll activity form. On which there is a button for next screen (lowest of scroll). It's looking fine on large screens of android devices. But keyboard hides ...
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What are the “official” logos to use when designing an Android and iOS App?

When displaying logos showing that your service is available on mobile app stores, what are the correct logos and names to be used for: Apple App Store Google Play Store I knew what they were ...
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Standard margins in iOS for info display

I've read the iOS Human Interface Guidelines at least 2 times today, but I don't find what are the guidelines for spacing or margin between views. I come from an Android guidelines perspective where ...
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How to handle business users and an application that requires GPS access

We currently manage an application that is sold exclusively to businesses, but users can use the application on any device. Our app requires location services to be on to function properly but does ...
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App - Should a user be able to edit the text of a tweet or facebook post?

I am building an android app, and i have implemented what i believe to be a very good user interface/flow. To upload a photo to our website there are 3 steps. You select the photo. You enter a ...
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Customizing the native look and feel?

Is it more important to keep an application layout faithful to the native design/visual of a platform or customize it to look like your own app? Example: You could change an Android native ...