Google's mobile operating system and applications for it.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
2answers
54 views

Do android apps without a hamburger menu exist?

We are trying to decide on the main navigation structure for our app. I have read all there is about the disadvantages of the hamburger menu (aka side-menu, drawer). The use of a visible navigation ...
3
votes
4answers
193 views

Will the concept of “Up button” still exist in Material design?

"Up button" concept is different from "Back button". In android design patterns it said we should not put "Back button" in apps. In Lollipop the "Up button" looks similar to the Back button (on ...
2
votes
1answer
624 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
93 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
2k views

Spinner is to Android, as “____” is to iOS?

In Android, to make a selection from a list of predefined options, we'd use the Spinner element seen below. What is the best approach to replicating this on iOS? The iOS SDK offers pickers, segmented ...
1
vote
1answer
91 views

Android App - placing elements close to android nav (back button and co)

I want to place a element (which can be often used) on the bottom left corner of my app but i'm not sure if it's a good ui choice. this app will run on IOS, desktop and android devices but it will be ...
2
votes
4answers
127 views

Best way to subtract score on Android when a tap adds score?

I'm making a fencing scorekeeping Android app with an emphasis on design and simplicity (i.e. just showing the essentials). As such, I'm trying to avoid dedicated buttons for functions, but am using ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Using full-screen mode for left-side panel on iOS and Android

In Gmail app for iOS and Android, tapping on hamburger menu opens the left-side panel. On iOS, this opens in full-screen mode hiding the status bar but in Android it doesn't. Is there some reason that ...
3
votes
2answers
114 views

How to deal with elements in a list forming a distracting vertical pattern

I'm using a list to display information. Each row needs to display two thumbnails, and a string. I noticed with this implementation that the layout of icons seems to resemble two columns. which may ...
1
vote
1answer
90 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
117 views

Color/Shading Guidelines for Button States

Are there any rules of thumb or formulas for the different color shades when creating non-default buttons? Default buttons have 4 states, Enabled, Focused, Pressed, and Disabled. These all tend to ...
0
votes
2answers
34 views

What is the best way to display the main menu on my app? [closed]

I have created two wire frames for the main page of my app. I feel that these two options are not good for the main page. Does anyone have suggestions on how it can be improved?
4
votes
2answers
679 views

Material design - swipe to refresh

Following the Material design guidelines for swipe to refresh pattern, should the spinner come out from behind the header bar or is it fine if it appears from just below the header bar?
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Designing App Game UI [closed]

I've built several apps over the last few years, but i am only starting my first small little game now. The UI components of a normal app are usually static and flat, however it's the complete ...
0
votes
4answers
83 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
104 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
154 views

Android- Navigation Drawer with sub-menu

I am designing android app in which I have some categories and sub-category. What I am doing? In first image I have placed category menu item with sub-category menu item in Navigation Drawer. Sub ...
1
vote
3answers
68 views

Android notifications: To collapse or keep separate

I'm building an app where notifications are issued on an set interval for distinct events. Several notifications might fire at the one time. I believe it is more desirable to bundle the notifications ...
0
votes
2answers
74 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
26 views

Android icon to unlock premium features [closed]

I'm working on a multimedia Android app and I'm not sure which icon to use for unlocking the premium features of the app. These are 1) adding text to images, 2) disabling ads plus 3) disabling the app ...
2
votes
2answers
54 views

Does term “page” apply to a mobile app?

I'm developing a mobile phone (iOS/Android) app and alongside that, an admin website where the app owner will update the content of the app (so basically a CMS for the app). The app has tabs at the ...
0
votes
1answer
6k views

Why does Android not show an icon in the overflow menu?

After Android introduced the action bar after 3.x, I found that its native API hides all icons if the menu item is shown in overflow (three dots (ellipsis) on a MENU-button-lacking device, or after ...
1
vote
0answers
51 views

Using white text in Android UI design. xyY Color space or anything else? [closed]

I'm working on the UX part of an Android application. My client has provided this Dribbble Shot as an example of the visual output they're expecting: Inspired by the menu created by Dribbbler, ...
1
vote
3answers
65 views

“Device in use” phrasing

I'm making an android app, in it there's a settings section regarding notifications. There's a category of settings that apply only when the device is currently being used, and the category is labeled ...
11
votes
6answers
2k views

How to indicate that a card is expandable?

Currently I'm working on an app which uses a vertical 'list' of cards, somewhat like Google Now. These cards can contain static text, (small) images and some control elements (buttons etc.), or a ...
0
votes
1answer
214 views

Is hamburger menu aka navigation drawer deprecated

We are in design phase of our new android app and for navigation we are considering navigation drawer but after some research I found that some apps are switching from navigation menu to tab based ui ...
4
votes
2answers
7k views

Integrate a QR code scanner in my Android app or call one via Intents?

For my current project I need to integratie QR code scanning in my app (which will be available for both Android and iOS). The QR code contains info that sets up the app for the rest of use case. For ...
0
votes
2answers
164 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

UI for changing floors on a building's map in Android

I have an app that shows the map for a floor inside a building. Now there should be a function to change floors (go up/down or show an overview of the floors). I have put buttons to go up or down in ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
80 views

Page slide in/out transition for android/iOS apps

Is there a generally accepted duration for sliding transitions in android/iOS that feels "natural"? In a similar vein, do these transitions accelerate, or do they move at a constant speed? I'm ...
1
vote
1answer
75 views

Patterns for a wizard inside an Android tablet/phone app

We are rebuilding a banking application for Android tablet and phone. With this banking application you are able to create a savings account. The creation process for phone currently exists out of a ...
0
votes
2answers
51 views

Android: Is it common to have the Account Settings section incorporated into Settings?

I am designing an Android app and need to decide where to place the Account Settings section (that is, the place where the user can update his profile details, change password, etc.) - I currently ...
2
votes
1answer
161 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
52 views

Android design convention for saying a user needs to complete an action first?

I've read the Android design conventions, but can't see a good solution. I have a 3 tab mobile application. Tabs 2 and 3 need a selection made on screen 1 before they will work. The user enters at ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

Are there Android design conventions for an empty screen? [duplicate]

I am designing an application with 3 screens, each on their own tab. Screens 2 and 3 require data to be inputted on Screen 1 before they work. The app will open at Screen 1. Are there any conventions ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Photo Editing Mobile App for IOS and Android [migrated]

We are trying to build a photo app for a client where large photos are required to be fetched using a web service. These photos will be high resolution JPGs ranging in size (between roughly 5 - 7 mb). ...
3
votes
2answers
272 views

Navigation drawer and hardware back button: when on root level, exit app or go back?

I have an Android app with several different categories that the user can navigate between using navigation drawer. These categories have drill down views that replace the hamburger icon with a ...
1
vote
2answers
64 views

How to reduce user confusion between my “Undo” button and Android's Back button?

My Android app has an Undo button in the action bar: Many users are confused between this Undo button and Android's hardware Back button (which exits the activity). Even I sometimes press the wrong ...
1
vote
2answers
107 views

What is the best way to show categories to the user according to Google's Material Design?

I have a list of categories like Food, Shopping, Electronics etc.. , which I am thinking of showing these as the main activity to the user. I think of showing the categories as a Grid View or a Table ...
2
votes
3answers
58 views

Multilanguage strategy in Android app

I'm building an android app and I'm asking myself what strategy (regarding the final user) would be the best about multi-language. In android, the first time a device is started the user must choose ...
2
votes
2answers
96 views

Can you apply a similar UI design used on a “web” app towards a “native” (iphone, android) app?

I'm in the process of redesigning my website to be responsive, so this will also include a "mobile" web designed version of my website. I'm just wondering, would I be able to use my "mobile" web app ...
2
votes
4answers
183 views

Alternatives for preventing Accidental Touch Issues

Most of the mobile devices that are based on Android OS have buttons on the bottom edge of the device. These touch buttons have terrible UX issues. They are prone to accidental touch, thus resulting ...
3
votes
2answers
183 views

Back vs close icon in Material Design

Some Material Design apps use the "close" icon instead of the more common "back" icon in the toolbar, for example: (From ...
1
vote
2answers
55 views

Multiple actions on product page (Add to basket, to wish list, as a stock item)

I'm working on an App that sells construction tools but also allows users to manage a stock they might have of the companies products. On the product page the user can take three main actions: Add ...
6
votes
2answers
858 views

How to indicate that a list view can be swiped to reveal controls?

I would like some advice on any approach which is conventionally used for indicating that swiping sideways will reveal buttons. I need to answer this design issue both for iOS and Android although ...
0
votes
5answers
172 views

Is there a point at which an interface design can be considered “complete?”

A point of lessening returns where further iteration and refinement either have a net zero benefit or are actually detrimental to the user experience?
8
votes
7answers
1k views

Should a button behave differently when pressed a second time?

I display a map in my Android app, and on that map I have an icon button that's used to fetch the current device's location. The button is in the top-right corner in the image below, and the current ...
27
votes
2answers
4k views

Indicate long click option to user on Android

Background: Android has the feature of pop up menus (sort of like right click) that happen when a long click is done. This is typically done on list view but could be done anywhere. And even on list ...
0
votes
3answers
51 views

what is the best way to show a text field with label outside in android kitkat platform?

The page i am working on contains several of text fields and dropdowns, i believe that keeping the labels visible all the time is necessary I wish to keep the labels outside and not use it as a place ...