Google's mobile operating system and applications for it.

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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? It seems redundant since the mobile device itself (e.g. iPhone, iPad, Android phone/tablet) has a physical mute and/or ...
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How to make user aware of the secondary (right) navigation drawer?

I have a second navigation drawer on the right. But I have no special indication for it so the user doesn't get to be aware of its existence. I don't want to open it every time the user opens the ...
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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 UX - When to use navigation drawer

A friend and I were discussing the use of navigation drawers in an app and had a disagreement about when there should be one. Basically, my point was that if there is a back arrow in the toolbar, ...
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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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a formal way of creating a UI from a set of functions?

I am working on an application that has a number of functions and features with the intention of launching it first on Android and then on iOS. Coming from a development background with minimal ...
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Animated background in Android pull to refresh [on hold]

i want to implement pull to refresh like this picture.how can i do in android.please tell me the logic for this
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Dynamic tabs or dropdown list for the same view but different data

I have the following scenario and I'm not sure what is the best UX I'm working on an android app where the user is a parent and they are viewing some data for their children (i.e. it's the same view ...
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Back Navigating with Android Fragments and Navigation Drawer

I'm developing a fairly complex Android application (used for a Home Automation system) which is basically a One Activity - Multiple Fragments Application. The Navigation in the application primarily ...
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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: Scrollable list view, where the user can scroll multiple ...
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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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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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Android app using ListView and SeekBar

The user selects an item from the ListView (center content) then needs to select an amount using the slider (SeekBar) below. The problem is the layout also uses a ViewPager meaning that if you swipe ...
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Infinite scrolling within a tabbed listview on Android

Is it a good experience to give an infinite scrolling view across tabs in Android if there are tabbed list views in the app? Basically if a user scrolls through a list in a tabbed view, the tab auto ...
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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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What is the best UI design for user selecting his blood group for an Android app? [closed]

I am developing an Android app for Blood donors. In the register screen, the user needs to select his/her blood type. I tried using a dropdown (spinner) but does not fit the design of the app. I ...
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When notification needed that does not launch app

I have an (Android) app that has a background service. This service is persistent and even runs in a different process to the man UI app. It serves a specific propose for the user. However, if it runs ...
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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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When is the most appropriate time to perform a web service check to see whether or not the current version is still supported?

I have an Android mobile application and when it starts up, I need to perform a check to see whether the installed version is still compatible with the my currently active web services. When I run ...
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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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Reason for Android onscreen keyboard not disappearing on outside touch event

Some UX expert at my job noted that the Android onscreen keyboard should disappear once the user taps any UI component but the focused EditText (or the keyboard itself of course). Apparently ...
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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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Application design UI Android Wear

I'm currently developing an application on Android Wear to have quick overview of the people attending to a party. My problem is how to arrange the views to have the more efficient navigation. Here ...
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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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Why doesn't the Android OS have a system wide “Forward” button?

I find it too easy to hit "Back" (in a browser kind of way) forgetting that there is no "Forward" to correct my mistake.
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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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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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Shopping UX where pressing the “price” turns into “buy-confirm” then “checkout”

I'm trying to optimize the in app purchase for my users who only want to buy, and checkout as quickly as possible. Current situation My store offers other things for sale, but when a user only wants ...
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Switch between two search sources(modes)

Android guidelines provide good information on search design https://www.google.com/design/spec/patterns/search.html but I need something beyond that. User should have an ability to quickly switch ...
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Tabs placement on a product view

I'm working on an app, its primary feature is rating/commenting on some kind of product (I used a banana as an example). I've got a problem with the tab navigation, please take a look: In the ...
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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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Comparison between Android and IOS apps UI one-to-one

I am currently doing some research trying to describe differences between IOS and Android UI in detail. I know, there are a few questions before and some stuff on Google (I'm already going through ...
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Android tab tap to top

I was wondering whether it is a habit of scrolling to the top of the list when a tab was tapped. I looked into the Android design guidelines and I couldn't find any information about this. However ...
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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 ...
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Swipe Views using Tabs

I am working on a android app, which has two major flows One where user looks at a feed of items, and choses to click on anyof them Or when user wants to enter/edit his personal information. I am ...
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How to design UI for using barcode scanner for add/remove functions

I am using a Bar-code scanner on my mobile app (Android) to update items at a remote server. The user can either want to scan to increase the item's quantity by 1 or decrease by 1 each time they scan. ...
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Processing widget in material

I am currently designing an android mobile application and trying to stick to the google material design guidelines as much as possible. But the guidelines seem to be not that clear when it comes to ...
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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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Should I place link in Android title bar?

This is more of a design issue/question. In iOS version of application on main Login screen we have all fields for login functionality and we have "About" link in top right on title bar. That is ...
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Google maps on Android in the sunlight

I am developing an application in Android with a map based UI. The main use of the app is on the water, in direct sunlight. Are there good guidelines/examples for developing such UI. Are there ...
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Best way to share from a Material design list

I've been looking for a common Material Design pattern for sharing an individual item from a list of content: I can't seem to find any strong recommendation from the guidelines other than not to ...
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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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Would users understand splitting an Android app's functionality by permission?

Say I'm developing an app for Android tablets that supports offline use, such as a mail or Usenet client. As far as I can tell, most tablets are Wi-Fi-only, and the user is likely to be away from ...
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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 ...