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Do spinner-based date pickers on iOS & Android detract from the user's experience?

Generally speaking, the rule of thumb on mobile devices is to follow the platform conventions, and that native controls are almost always better than custom UIs. However, I'm at a loss as to whether ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Is the use of hamburger button in Google material design an example of a bad user experience?

I have constantly found numerous issues with hamburger button, like: People tend to show a lot of options with them. It takes at least twice as many taps to change sections. Hamburger button is also ...
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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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Chrome Mobile - Request Desktop Site and Media Queries

I'm wondering what people's best practices for handling the Chrome option on Android of "Request Desktop Site" when a site is developed using media queries. When the site is viewed the media queries ...
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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 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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Alternative UI Pattern for Expandable LIstview [closed]

Better way to pick Classified items instead of expandable Listview
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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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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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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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Android ActionBar design question - Are text “actions” ok?

Are there any thoughts for or against putting text "actions" in the Android ActionBar? I can't find any examples of it being done, but I also can't find anywhere in the Android design docs that say ...
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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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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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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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Android - Navigation Drawer “everywhere” drawbacks

I have an engineering background, but for the current project I'm trying to help my client out with UX and navigation. My client has drawn an Android app that I am implementing. In this app, the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Screen size to start designing in Android?

I am newbie at working with android. I have read several uxexchange questions here, articles etc. but I am still struggling on which size of screen should I start for the android app we need to work?...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Android - How to show information about an LED on a tight screen

We are developing a screen that is a Heads Up Display for a piece of hardware that has different LED configurations depending on device type. We mimic the physical layout of the LEDs. The user can tap ...
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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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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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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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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 ...