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User accessibility for mobile applications [closed]

I want to make my mobile web app, iPhone app, and Android app more accessible. What should I read first to learn about best practices for mobile accessibility? Are there any summaries of the ...
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What deliverables do I need to request from a visual designer for my Android app?

download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups I am designing an Android app game for children. I have created wireframes for each screen. I am used to requesting ...
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How to categorize new threads in a mobile forum application?

I am planning to launch a new Forum/Chat app for Android/iPhone. The app requires users to specify a category before creating a new thread. How do I show and allow users to choose the thread category ...
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Android pattern of left aligning in action bar

The design guideline for Android action bars is to left align the text or branding of the app, as opposed to center alignment in iOS. Other than the fact that it increases familiarity with other ...
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Single choice design - pop up dialog or drop down list

I was wondering, if we were intent to let users make a choice, which UI/UX design is better, and why? - Pop up dialog or drop down list? Pop up dialog Drop down list The reason I ask so is ...
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Seeking Android equivalent to iOS App Download Prompt

I'm wondering if such a pattern exists for android users. See attached image for reference.
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What are best practices for the “complete using” android dialog?

I am working on an Android App that requires users to select my app as their default launcher in my first use. The "Complete using" Dialog is shown and users need to pick "My App" then "Always". ...
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Google Keep - “Submit”-Button instead of “New-Line” in Textfield - User-friendly?

Some of you might know "Google Keep", where you can create notes. Everytime I use this app I'm wondering if this "submit"-design is smart or not. I'm always confused and press the button on the top ...
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User interface suggestion for 2 Buttons in Android

So I am making an android application in which in one of the activities I want the user to choose a photograph either from the "gallery" or by taking a picture from the "camera". Presently I have ...
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Should I use ActionBar pattern to make a choice between Camera and Gallery?

I have baked the Camera and Gallery choices into the ActionBar at the top of the screen using a splashscreen as content. I have even been told not to use the ActionBar at all. This is my screen: ...
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Why do many/most (Android) phones have the power button opposite the volume buttons?

I have just bought a Nexus 5 phone. I love the phone, but like my previous two phones it gives me grief when turning the thing on or off. The problem is that the power button is almost directly ...
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Feedback during long multipart operations

I tend to deal with the UI parts of a large product we are building where I work, today I had a disagreement with my boss about how to handle some potentially long operations on the android app which ...
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Any reason users are not allowed switched to different profiles, once Android home widget is placed?

Currently, I'm design a stock market widget. The widget is pretty much analogy to GMail widget as both of them contains multiple profiles. GMail widget is giving user to choose 1 out of multiple ...
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Should android app with maps have zoom in/out buttons

I am working on an android app that uses google maps. The app uses google maps to help users select a location. Should i add buttons for zoom in and zoom out on the map? I find that the default ...
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Android Multi-Step Wizard Examples

I am designing a multi-step wizard to display at the startup of my Android App. Looking for examples which serves as both tutorial and tour of the major benefits of the app. So far I haven't found ...
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Informing user how to delete list item

So I'm designing an Android app - there's a ListView section adding and removing accounts. I came across a problem where there are several solutions, but was curious on how the community thought. ...
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Selecting flashcard/quiz question difficulty

I am creating a flashcard app. Each flashcard has a single assigned difficulty: Easy, Medium, Hard and Extreme. I want to give users the option of choosing a desired level of difficulty. My question ...
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How to indicate container is scrollable without scroll bars

In Android I'm trying to work out a way to indicate to the user that a container can be scrolled. I'm not a fan of scroll bars and usually turn them off for all containers but would enable the fading ...
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Android App - What would the best way to show multiple activities with a fragmented time frame

We are creating an android app that will be used to survey truck drivers and gather some traffic information. One of the questions is "What is the amount of time that you spend driving, sleeping or ...
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How important is it to follow the iOS way of design when creating an app?

I'm having an discussion with a customer and their 3rd party design company (let's call them X). X is developing a native app for iOS and Android using Webview to show webpages delivered by me. My ...
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Android app: PSD drop shadow causing extra pixels gap in development

I am designing for an app, where there are two tabs at top and bottom of them there is a table/list with some content. The tabs are added drop-shadow layer style in photoshop, and so the blur portion ...
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App drawer - does side matter?

I designed an app and would like advice on the side drawer. You almost always see it placed on the left side of the app. Have there been any references or studies on what happens if it's placed on the ...
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Better replacement for Android Spinner Buttons?

I always wonder why Andoid has those spinner buttons which, when pressed, have the content of the associated text box hidden by the finger of the user. Users will never know when to finish pressing ...
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Android: Bye bye menu button? Should I now force the use of an on-screen menu?

Apparently, some time ago Android decided to be even more like iOS by ditching the physical menu button on all new devices in favour of an ActionBar showing menu items, just like the navigation bar on ...
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How could one prevent drunk users from using a mobile application?

Consider a mobile application which for some reason needs to prevent drunk users from using it (e.g. to avoid dreaded "drunk dials" or "drunk texts"). How could "sober authentication" be executed from ...
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Best practices for hardware keyboard input on tablet

I'm creating a form Android tablet app that will be used connected to a physical keyboard. The goal is to help users quickly fill out forms while visiting our conference booth. The tablets will be ...
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Where to place a single setting?

I'm working on an Android app which, for the moment, only has a single setting. It fits all the android guidelines requirements for "make it a setting". Should I follow the guidelines and make an ...
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Android - UX design conventions concerning “Cancel” and “Done” buttons

How should I display "Cancel" and "Done" buttons in an Android app, or should I even display a "Cancel" button in the first place since the hardware back button (or the action bar's up-navigation) ...
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The rule behind Android app structure

I'm trying to understand the rationale behind the app structure in Android's OS. Some native apps like People and Clock completely remove the top action bar and represent a page organization with ...
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Best strategy to gather feedback for beta android app

I am working on a product that will soon release a beta android app, not through google play, but just sending the apk around to a couple of people. I am now looking for ways to gather user feedback ...
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Popup menu or buttons for each item in a list?

I am designing an app where there is a list of users, the list covers the whole screen. For each item in the list there are 4 actions that can be performed. So what would be a good, standard way of ...
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Buttons placement convention in Android

Is there any convention of placing positive buttons on the right and negative on the left in Android. I know for dialog boxes this is preferred as opposed to this because its more intuitive But ...
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Up navigation android app

I am now designing an android app, with tab navigation between three activities, where I need to decide how to handle up navigation between different views. Each of these three activities, can lead to ...
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Android mobile app design conventions [closed]

I'm currently designing UI/UX of a mobile app for android. I'm now stuck with not knowing where to start. Are there any layout, aligning style conventions for android design like in IOS? I have looked ...
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How to build a large image viewer

I need to build a component to view large images. I cannot put the ImageView in a ScrollView because I will need to be handle other touch events on the image. The ideal would be to build a "viewer" ...
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Making a choice between two homescreens

I need to make a choice between two home screens for my Android app. The user of this app will take a Business Card or an image of a Business card, scan it using OCR and upon obtaining a satisfactory ...
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Should I use a single gradient or plain color background for my app?

I have an app with a screen for a list, a screen for a photo preview, a screen with fields for entering data and of course a splash screen. Should I use a single gradient/plain color background for ...
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Asking feedback/rating for a mobile app?

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In a mobile app should input fields have a placeholder prompt or a label?

I'm designing an app that is crowd sourced and therefore needs to be as simple as possible to use. One of the big things about the app is that users can upload things themselves using an input form ...
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Typical Android app behavior for deleting data from a list

I am an app developer but not an Android user. My app is a baseball card collection management tool. The main screen displays the list of baseball cards which the user has entered into the database. ...
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Protect mobile app agains abuse with a login screen

Case So I am talking about a very simple app that I am developing for android. The user selects three things, to keep it simple, and hits the buy button. Upon that he will be prompted with a dialog ...
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What's the best practice of showing a lot of text inside Android Fragment

What's the best way to present a lot of text to the user inside an Android Fragment? I tried with ExpandableListView but since the individual items don't have a title, this is not the best solution I ...
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How to represent this app trick? [closed]

I have designed an Android app for love calculator, but I have given two radio buttons on the upper left and right corner : These radio buttons don't have any labels because they are used to ...
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Is there a way to show a lot of categories without requiring a lot of scrolling on Android?

I'm thinking of designing an Android app, however I'm falling at the first hurdle, the layout. The app will display a large amount of categories for the user to choose from on the first screen. ...
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Android UX: Smart to use consistent design pattern?

I'm developing an app for Android and was wondering on a basic design decision. I have three screens. Two of these use the sliding layer design pattern: However, the main menu screen uses a ...
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Require Android UI patterns for making a choice between Camera and Gallery

In my app, I am looking to give the user a choice between two equal actions; choosing to take a picture with a camera, or selecting an image from the gallery. I am looking for a suitable UI ...
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How to A/B test a published IOS and Android app on actual users?

I've published several apps on IOS and Android adding flurry to measure the interaction that is happening in those apps, however, I'd love to enhance this interaction and make my apps more useful by ...
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Localization for Polish diacritics

I am working on an android software package. and the font we are using does not support many of the Polish diacritics (eg ź). is it acceptable to substitute latin characters for unsupported ...
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section header with Spinner (drop down menu) in android using holo visual language

I have a screen that displays section headers. I display 3 section headers in a scroll view. My problem is that each section can change its content based on time intervals. For example, I have 3 ...
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Merits of smaller less verbose keyboards for phones/mobile devices

Are there any merits to using a smaller and or possibly less verbose keyboard on mobile devices in certain scenarios? I was thinking possibly changing keyboards for logins or other areas where you ...