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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: 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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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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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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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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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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Swipe views using Tabs in Android app

I am working on an Android app, which has two major flows: One where user looks at a feed of items, and chooses to click on any of them Or when user wants to enter/edit their personal information. ...
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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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Android Disclosure Indicator Solution

I developping an Android app based on its iOS twin. In one of our view, we have a list with many information but not necessarily all the information we want. In iOS, they have the right-carret ...
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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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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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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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How to show up and down ratings next to prices? Material design app

I am designing android app in which user sees a listing of products with prices per unit and next to that need to show if its high price or low, please give me suggestions
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Android pop-up wording if confirming is canceling an action [duplicate]

Running into a case where I need the user to confirm the canceling of an action. Not sure what the correct text here is for the button. 'Yes' and 'No' make the most sense to me but the Material Design ...
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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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Good icon for the word “practice”? [closed]

I am creating a sports app where the users can track their practice for a specific aspect of the game. In my menu, I'd like an icon next to it to convey its meaning (and I have an icon for every other ...
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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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Where to put a spinner on android next to a search box

I am trying to design a screen with a spinner dropdown to select a term of school, and then a search box to search in, but i cant seem to figure out how to get everything to look nice together. to me ...
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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 ...
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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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A permanent 'back' button in android. Does it really make sense? or should we get rid of it? [duplicate]

Today, I had a deep discussion with my team on whether we should give a back button on UI(android) when we already have a permanent back button. Although there was no conclusion but a general ...
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Alternative for carousel view (scrollview) within tabs on Android?

For an iOS app we will use a scroll view type UI within one of the app's tabs. The mock shows this: the first tab is activated and it shows a selection of categories that can be swiped to. One ...
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Android Time span picker

I am designing an app that requires the user to pick a time (e.g. 3 PM) an additional value, representing a time gap (in minutes) before and after the selected time. For example if the user has ...
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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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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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Drawer Menu (hamburger) icon visibility, no background?

Looking for some input on this. So usually, in an Android app, you have a single colored toolbar at the top with the hamburger icon on the left. We've opted to make that toolbar transparent, and allow ...
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Material design: How do i deal with maps and creating content from options

To explain this as much as possible. I need to give the user an option to create grids on a map. There is different types of grids. So the user should be able to choose between them The main screen ...
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Proper UX/UI design for image upload and form on android

I am looking for an advice how to properly design a layout for an android activity that should handle the following: car image uploaded from android gallery (up to 8 images). fill in some details on ...
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Is copying other app's UI okay?

I'm making an Android game with a UI similar to Facebook Messenger Android app. I didn't re-create all the UI elements, but users will surely know it looks like Messenger since the game is about ...
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Is there a particular UX benefit of the Android Marshmallow boot screen preloader?

Was pretty amused with the boot screen for Android Marshmallow, using 4 separate animations as preloaders. Would you consider this an overkill or is it better than having a single loading animation?
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How to make perfectly clear that a user can interact with an avatar image?

I'am developing an Android Application for tablet sized devices. The goal of the application is to create an infographic resume. Therefore the user has to deal with some form-like views to achieve a ...
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Hanging up a phone I noticed data clearing unbidden

Complete UX noob Hung up after leaving a voice mail and watched as the duration and call data was quickly cleared from the screen. I went into the call log and the duration was not there either. ...
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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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What are Material Elements in Material Design?

I got confused regarding Material Design. I was reading material design guidelines and i learnt that material is a 3D Environment with x,y,z axis and Lights, Motion.... When reading Material ...
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Good way to condense search results?

In my app, after a user performs a query, the server sends back an array of results. Each item in the result is actually information about a particular organization - their name, their address, their ...
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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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When it is good to reduce the user steps?

I have a screen contains information about the order details as follows: order date and time delivery date and time delivery person and mobile number address to deliver to the order items There ...
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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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How to indicate a picker control is going to be opened on a form field

I'm doing a form field on an app and need to included a drop down at the end of some of the text fields. For the android version I'll be using the material design standard as below. I see that iOS ...
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How to design an app for multiple platforms, say iOS and Android? [closed]

I think we need two designs that each utilize the benefits of both platforms. Still, there will be a lot on common between the two. How do I avoid doing the same work twice, but still communicate a ...
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Displaying multiple charts in one page in a web view in Android?

I am developing an analytics app which would display multiple types of visualizations. So if I have a page displaying information about a stock, for instance, then I would like to show both the ...
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How to provide two options for items in a list, with accessibility for blind users?

I'm developing an Audio book player app for mobile. This app is mostly focused on blind people, so the UI must be comfortable in accessibility mode. For an open book, it shows a list of it's chapters. ...
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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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Alternative UI Pattern for Expandable LIstview [closed]

Better way to pick Classified items instead of expandable Listview
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Which is the best way to implement multiple list?

I want to build an android app. In this app user can pick a student from a school, for this user must pass through school > standards > division > student. How can I make a best picker for picking ...