Google's mobile operating system and applications for it.

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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 ...
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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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Indicating the presence of content below the fold in a mobile UI?

In my mobile app, I have a "Profile" section that the user has to fill in. It looks like something like this PERSONAL INFO SECTION HEADER (label) FIRST NAME (textfield) LAST NAME (textfield) ...
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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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When to use different Android toast durations?

I'm making an Android app and I'm having difficulty determining what duration of 'Toast' I should use. I'm currently popping up a 'Toast' for an error message which is rather short. I also know I ...
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Mixing floating text field with normal text field in one app. Bad design?

In the app that I am designing, the user has to enter a verification code. Here I use a simple text field with a hint and no floating labels because there is no way to lose context of what you are ...
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Ads before lock screen are effective?

Recently I'm working on an android app which displays ads by advertisers and people who see those ads earn little money. Ads are in format of images, videos, audio, news or even quotes It works like ...
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Two Actions on an Android Snackbar?

The Android Design guidelines encourage '0-1 actions, not dismiss or cancel' for Snackbars (actionable toasts). My question is about cases when a Snackbar is the best option to not interfere with ...
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Explicit vs Implicit save. Differences between Android and iOS expectations

Our app makes use of a 'Shopping Cart' type metaphor, in which users can select from a variety of items, and then confirm or remove all these items at once. We'll call this explicit save. The ...
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Making sense of Google/Android navigation bar [closed]

Every Google Android phone has a good chunk of the screen wasted by the notifications bar and navigation bar most of the time. For example, as I'm typing this text, instead of seeing a keyboard and ...
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How to show “favorites” in a list of news posts, in an app? [closed]

I'm creating a new kind of app where one of the layouts shows only some news with the date it was posted: I would like to add a Favorite option to every post. So, if a user favorites that news, it ...
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What is the common practice for app bar behavior when navigating from Home to child?

My use case is this: users enter the app and land at 'Home' - which includes a link to a child page, 'Element 1'. Element 1 is also accessible from the Navigation Drawer. So, when Element 1 is ...
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Rethinking promoted product on side menu

We have a mobile app (native apps running on iOS, Android, WP and mobile web) that holds many products and transactions under a number of menus and submenus. So we have a personalised favourites ...
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Android Launcher Icon Including Text

I have often heard that it is bad form to include text within a launcher icon. Can can anyone provide proof for this? Apple has it in their guidelines but I can not find anything in the Google specs. ...
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User Experience for Comparing two Photos

I want to allow users to compare two Photos with some text to accompany placed next to each other and allow the users to vote. I want to allow Users to be able to choose which of the two dishes they ...
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How to allow user to choose a value multiplier

I've recently published an Android app that is intended for use as a board game currency (think Monopoly etc.). Because it is intended for multiple types of game, and because even within Monopoly the ...
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iOS equivalent of Android's stepper for multiple steps

In Android there are detailed guidelines about step by step navigation/input. For example something like this: In iOS there are guidelines (further down the page) for page controls, which are ...
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Is the Floating Action Button going away

I am contemplating whether to use the material design Floating Action Button vs. Menu with different Action options and I noticed that Google in Google sheets, for example, has removed the button in ...
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What is the rationale behind the design to bring “everything” ahead of the lock screen?

On Android Lollipop, even with a PIN-enabled lock screen, it is possible to: Turn on/off Flight mode Turn on/off Location Turn on/off WiFi, Bluetooth, Mobile Data See all available WiFi and ...
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How to allow two actions per list item?

I'm developing a mobile application which function is basically to let the user fill in forms. What forms and how many different forms varies per user. Obviously, the primary function of the app is ...
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Where to put logout in an Android app?

I have an app that relies on a particular web service. It can't be used without login in, so the first screen users see is the login screen. Until recently I didn't thought that users would ever want ...
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is it good idea to have some music play on App Launch

I am developing an Android that is based on bodybuilding and my launch screen currently consists of a video of some athletes training in the background. The background score is reasonably good and ...
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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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Save and cancel with full screen dialog on android

Does anybody have any suggestions/recommendations for cancelling and saving within android? The issue that I'm having is I have to open a screen in a full screen dialog with save-able options on it, ...
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Best way to provide add/remove functions for a matrix's rows and columns in a smartphone app

I'm building a matrix calculator for Android and am having some difficulty designing an intuitive Graphical User Interface due to the limited space I have on a smartphone screen. The top 30% of the ...
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What is the most appropriate gesture to exit an Android app?

If a user is browsing an Android app and wants to exit, what is the most appropriate gesture? Is there a standard exit gesture in Android? I have identified two possibilities: Double tap on back ...
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What advantages an internal gallery can bring to an instant messaging app?

I'm working on an instant messaging app for mobile devices (much like WhatsApp, Hangouts, etc.). I've been advised to implement an internal photo gallery to let the user navigate through the pictures ...
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What is the best way to add a secondary action to a row in a mobile app?

I'm working on an app that allows the user to browse through a list of items. All of these items have a primary action (compose) and some of them also have a secondary action (search). As of now I'm ...
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Material design - icon size in navigation drawer

I was wondering, in material design, what should be the icon size for navigation drawer. I had gone through https://www.google.com/design/spec/patterns/navigation-drawer.html# , but they didn't ...
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Selecting an account and server on the same screen

I have an app that allows the user to add and select multiple accounts and servers, and switch between them. Here's what I have currently: The account and server boxes are swipe-able pagers, and ...
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In Android material design, how can I make a label looks “clickable”?

Currently, I have the following legacy holo app. In navigation drawer, please note that on the right NEW icon. When user clicks on the icon, they can either add new Watchlist, or new Portfolio. ...
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Confusion regarding Android's cut and paste icon recognition

Android gives you the ability to cut and paste text to a clipboard. Tap and hold and you can select the part you want to copy/cut. You also have the option to select all the page. so far so good. I ...
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Workout app, what is wrong with these interfaces? [closed]

I have a workout app where you have a training session, and you add/edit individual lifts. I got feedback from people that the interface is very clunky, but I can't see what is wrong with it? Are ...
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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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Card-based design for singular content

How can I create a card-based design for an Android app that displays questions, in a way that allows the user to focus on one question at a time—without making the cards or the screen look empty? ...
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Does dark theme implies security in an anti-malware app? [closed]

We are developing an anti-malware android application and some of the colleagues insist on using a dark theme for application UI because: Many other anti-malware applications like DU, Avast, Avg and ...
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Should the Back button do anything from the Launcher?

tl;dr Is there a case where the Back button does something when on the Launcher? Is there a reason not to disable it when on the Launcher? Details I'm designing a customized version of Android. I'm ...
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Fitting a Huge Real Life Insurance Form in a 7 Inch Tablet

I'm consulting a Life Insurance company who plan to go mobile with their procedures on signing up for an Insurance product. This will be mobile on a 7" Tablet device, say Nexus 7 with 1920×1200 pixel ...