Google's mobile operating system and applications for it.

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Asking feedback/rating for a mobile app?

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Should upload or download progress notifications be summarized on Android L?

Google recently released new design guidelines for the upcoming Android L. In those guidelines, they say multiple similar notifications should be summarized. Does anyone know if this applies to ...
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Android back button; save or cancel?

I'm working on an Android app that has an activity where the user can add/modify an item. In the action bar at the top of the activity there is a save and cancel button. It behaves like a fullscreen ...
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Toast message or dialog message for displaying internet connection error message on application

We are designing a new android application. The app is in its initial stage of architectural design and UI definition. One of the main question is how to display internet connection error message, On ...
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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 ...
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Should I put same action button in both Action Bar and screen content?

Is it good practice to put same action button in both Action Bar and screen content? Let's say I have following screen structure: On object list screen user can navigate to the object overview by ...
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What are the advantages of a card-centric user interface?

It's being reported that Google is moving to a "card-centric" redesign in the upcoming Android-5 O/S. Is it more responsive? Is it more intuitive (quicker to realize how to do things)? Does it use ...
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Rotating arrow vs plus/minus sign for a dropdown in Android

I wish to implement an expandable list interface in Android. To show that the list item expands on clicking I have considered the following 2 options: A plus sign which changes to minus when the ...
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error prevention: link a Checkbox with its textfield

Right now I am developing a Fragment for an Android application in a university course and I am facing a usability problem, where I and my fellow students can't really find a good solution. The ...
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list view slide indicator [duplicate]

what is the common indicator for a swipe gesture in a table view cell (similar the ios mail box). when swiping two button slides in from the right. This is for both ios and android mobile application ...
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Adding call to action buttons in cluttered Interface

Me and my partner have been arguing on how the User Interface should look like when we add two extra action buttons (Share and Report) while it has little to no space. Here is my design: Note ...
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Why hexagons look better than circles?

I am seeing in some apps, like Swarm and google play and many webs, flat-design based, that companies are using hexagons to contain images, but I am wondering why is this happenning? and whay it feel ...
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Where to put information about an app?

I am creating an Android application where users enter in their GPA, SAT, and ACT scores and select majors that they are interested in. The output shows a list of colleges in descending order of how ...
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Restrict Map to a specific area

For an Android application, I have to display points on a map (with the Google Maps API). All the points are in one country (in France). The question is: Does it make sense to restrict the map to ...
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Position of file delete button

I am designing an android application showing a list of files and folders, something like dropbox or google drive. My question is; when a file is selected should the delete option with share and tag ...
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On Android, how do you design a very shallow navigation?

I need to create a simple account section in my mobile app with 1-level deep navigation: ___ Register / Account -- \___ Login On iPhone, I'm using a grouped table ...
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iPhone to Android - Sections & SubSections navigation

I'm helping porting an iPhone design to Android. My background is Android developer, so I'm trying to create the best possible experience for Android users, but I'm not a designer. The first problem ...
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Android back button - Global history back, or menu back?

On the Android, is the expected action of the back button to navigate backward through menus, or does it just go "back" to the previous screen you came from? I don't have an Android device to sample ...
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Difference in designing wireframes for apps in Nexus 5 like phones with virtual navigation bar and other phones with hardware navigation buttons

As you know phones like the Nexus 5 and Moto G come with virtual navigation navigation bar like in the stock Android with the back, home and multitask buttons and there are phones like the new Asus ...
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Guidelines for when to use bottom action bar on android

Are there any situations where it's preferable to put actions in the bottom bar rather than in the top one, or is it only based on the amount of space available for the buttons?
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How do you usually gain brainstorming idea on how to design Android mobile app page

My background is developer and I do not have any experience in real UI/UX design. Often, I'm pretty clear what kind of task I want to help users to achieve in my mobile app. I want users able to ...
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Android SwipeRefreshLayout - still a refresh button in the menu?

I am using the SwipeRefreshLayout in one of my views. When the view opens, it automatically does refresh and the user can see the SwipeRefreshLayout and should be able recognize it and know how to ...
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What is an easier unlock pattern: gesture or code?

There are two popular ways to unlock a phone. iPhone makes you type in a numerical code. Android gives you the option to draw a gesture. Which of these two is easier to remember and easier to execute? ...
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What can be an alternative to tabs in an iphone or android application

What type of a design/design philosophy/gesture can be a good alternative to tabs in an iphone or an android application? Tabs are good and tell the user that there is another ...
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What is the common UI practice if you want to display a series of dialogs?

In my case (see picture) I display a dialog which requires the user to select date and time. This happens through another dialog which appears above the first dialog. Is this fine for user experience? ...
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Should button icon show it's state or it's action? [duplicate]

Alert (sound player) user experience experiment: This question is about the user experience (UX) of a tiny sound player that has 2 buttons: mute/unmute, pause/play. The player is connected to a live ...
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Navigation drawer icon vs Back icon (Android & iOS)

I'll use Gogobot as an example. From the home page of the app, the user can click the "Trending" link, to navigate to the trending page. In this workflow, the icon in the top left becomes a back/up ...
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(When/How often/Where) should I show my admob insterstitial ads? [closed]

I am developing an Android app about jokes, this is a simple schema about it: I want to implement admob interstitial ads and I would like to know about the best way to do it. For example: Where ...
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Should applications include currently useless features?

We are developing Android application, basically timetables and exams. One team member says that exams should be visible there at all times, while I think it would be much less confusing if exams only ...
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Android back button and tabs

In a recent presentation from a Google employee (Navigation anti-patterns), it states pretty directly that it's bad practice to navigate tabs using the back button (see this slide - ...
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Android app — admob and actionbar

What are the considerations in arranging things in an Android app when you want to have both Admob and an ActionBar (with lots of tabs)? In particular, would it feel strange to have the ads directly ...
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Android text truncation guideline

Is there are set of guidelines for the Android how the text should be truncated in the controls? Fading text, ellipsis, cut in the middle, etc.?
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New Android UI color palette docs, don't understand some colors names (A100, A200…)

About color palette: Android UI Color Palette What are the color starting with 'A' (A100, A200)?
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Why is 'Up Navigation' a recommended Android guideline?

In android the recommended way to access your applications menu is to click on the logo in the top left-hand corner. The guidelines also advocate re-using this touch area as an Up navigation, which ...
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Recommended Design for UX with multiple text inputs? [closed]

We (My friends and I) have created an Android Application to calculate for a snow day based on multiple text (numerical) inputs that the user interacts with. We released the app before the real storm ...
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What to do when there is a delay in syncing due to no internet connection?

I am making an app which lets the user keep notes. One of the features is that the notes can be synced to a remote server and can also be edited online from the website. Here is a scenario that I ...
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What's a common signifier for “pull down to see more”

I have a mobile UI element, and I'd like to design it such that users can pull down on it to see more info about that element. Is there a common signifier that says "hey, pull me down"?
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Choosing between Tabs and ActionBar spinner

I need to show group of objects in two ways: in the list and on the map. I can use tabs or action bar spinner. As Android guide says both modes are acceptable (In Android application, when to use View ...
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What is a good UI/UX for asking people to pick from two lists?

I posted this on Stack Overflow, but was told that this would be a better place to post this. I have an Android app where I want to ask users to pick a tag but it has two levels to it. So essentially ...
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How to determine if disregarding system settings for orientation is bad UX?

Whether I have my Android phone's settings to allow or disallow rotation, the Youtube app always rotates the video to fullscreen when I set my phone sideways. When searching for this online, I even ...
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Android: Select 1 out of 2 options

I'm currently designing a mobile app for Android and iOS and I don't quite know which pattern I should use. The user is setting up his profile and he has to select the gender. In iOS I use tabs and ...
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Mobile Phone Device Grouping [closed]

I need to organise modern smartphone devices into different families or groups, for instance this could be via Screen resolution, Manufacturer, Year. I then need to assign trend stats based on usage, ...
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Recommended ways to show the user how we use their information?

If I'm building an app that requires a Facebook login, users' first gut reaction is, "this app is going to spam my wall and my friends' walls, isn't it?" How do you get around that? Tinder is an app ...
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In my Android pollen app, I am adding a tip box. Should this be a pop up or something else? [closed]

I am currently working on an Android app for getting daily updates on the status of pollen. Here is a work-in-progress screenshot: Upon getting some feedback from people, I am going to restructure ...
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Android notification settings for user-set reminders

I am writing an Android application for a music festival. I want to enable my users to set an alarm to remind them that their favorite artists will be on stage soon. When this happens, I display a ...
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Scrolable Tabs or Navigation Drawer for navigation in Android app?

I am making Zodiac app, and I there are these categories of zodiac in my app: daily horoscope, weekly horoscope, monthly horoscope, daily love horoscope I am not sure what type of navigation I ...
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alternative to scrollable tab bar for mobile

i am designing an application for android. an important part of it is designing a page to allow users to select stuff (i.e add to cart) from a categorized list of items. the IA is such that most ...
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Incoming / Outgoing Calls

I am currently redesigning a Call Management app: http://goo.gl/hn95F4 I used some arrow icons for incoming and outgoing calls. The arrows point towards the outside of the screen for outgoing ...
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iOS7 / Android - Native in-app Agenda / Calendar? [closed]

I'm re-skinning an App for a client, and I'd like to modernise the agenda integrated to this app. Problem : the app will be developed for both Android and iOS, so I'm trying to harmonize the UI for ...
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Should the Android contextual action bar check mark be replaced with an “x”

Is it a good idea for applications (application developers) to replace the check mark icon in the contextual action bar when in selection mode. Is this a good design pattern? Does it make more sense ...