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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Archive of iOS / android app icons?

In creating an iOS app icons, it'd be great to see if I'm getting too close to anything that is already out there... but is there any good way to check? I haven't come across any archives out there ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 it)....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Back button or Cancel/Save when calling server is necessary

Here we have a settings screen that appears from a sliding view. You tap "Messaging" and the following modal shows up: In order to avoid the complexity involved with synchronizing settings every ...
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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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Android: Floating Action Button VS Bottom Navigation Bar?

I am trying to decide where would be the most appropriate place to place a primary action in the main home screen of an Android app. It's a single action, so a Floating Action Button seems suitable, ...
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Android design with two-tier (primary and secondary) navigation

I need a way to include tabbed primary navigation (i.e. facebook) with one of those primary tabs having 2 states (secondary nav/tabs). My 3 ideas are as follows: stack them (eeek!) Make a ...