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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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iOS7 / Android - Native in-app Agenda / Calendar? [closed]

I'm re-skinning an App for a client, and I'd like to modernise the agenda integrated to this app. Problem : the app will be developed for both Android and iOS, so I'm trying to harmonize the UI for ...
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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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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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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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N-level tree structure in android

I have a list of categories and subcategories and items under each category individually and also items under the subcategories. I would want to display this in a sliding layer , such that it only ...
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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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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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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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Is there a “best place” to put ads in an app to avoid user irritation or will users look over them anyway?

I'm embarking on a new project and one of the stipulations from the client is that the Android app I am designing MUST have banner ads in it but they are also to be put where they will "cause the ...
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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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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 ...
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Sharing on Android

There are two ways of sharing on Android OS. One is using a box that contains the the sharing options. Another way is to use a dropdown list for the available sharing options. Both of them are ...
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Should the Android contextual action bar check mark be replaced with an “x”

Is it a good idea for applications (application developers) to replace the check mark icon in the contextual action bar when in selection mode. Is this a good design pattern? Does it make more sense ...
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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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Omitting pop-up based navigation

I'm currently working on an Android app designed like this: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups I have a ActionBar containing tabs that represent different ...
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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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Navigation drawer with My Account entry

I am adding a navigation drawer for my Android app. My app has a "my account" page where the user can see his account details. My app also has 3 types of subscriptions that the user can choose ...
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Hiding less used buttons on Android

This is the workflow I am addressing and I'm looking for some feedback on the approach. A user can perform the following functions: Add Allergy (takes user to a form to fill out the details and ...
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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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Uppercase for a mobile app

I'm designing a mobile application (android) that should be very simple and easy to use because the users are in motion and quick maneuvers that require concentration and have to record some data on ...
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Android contextual menu

I'm developing an Android app and one screen (Favourites) is a ListView of items (bus stops); so, if the user select one stop he can do two things: Send the arrival time for that stop Eliminate the ...
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How do I make it clear that different sections of my form are alternatives?

I have a form in an Android app: it's kind of a page of a wizard, for constructing a query against a web service. Each section of the form is a different way to progress to the next page of the ...
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Touch screen device (in particular Android) version of a tag cloud

Is a tag cloud acceptable on a touch screen device? The nature of a tag cloud is that you have small links and large links all positioned in close proximity to each other. This can cause issues with ...
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Using text from Google translate

This is regarding android application. As per my analysis, the translation from Google translate is not perfect. Will it be ok show non-english users a dialog with the following content: This ...
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How can I display multiple forms and lot of important form information on an Android application?

In my app, one of the main feature is to complete 'forms'. One form contains a lot of read-only information, described by the following mockup. On this UI everything is read-only: Titles ...
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What would be the best actions to attach to an Android phone's buttons when I don't really need them?

I have developed an app that works on Android devices and iPhones. I went to great lengths to ensure that the interface is exactly the same on both systems. However, one significant difference that I ...
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Is it acceptable to have a cancel button in Android dialogs?

Android allows you to cancel most dialogs by closing them with the back button, but many of the dialogs in the OS still have a dedicated Cancel button. Example: Is it always appropriate to have ...
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(Android) Alternative to ExpandableListView that provides the same quick access to child items

Currently i have an Android app with 3 level data grouping being displayed on two panes. Left pane contains the high level data, right pane contains an expandable list view (aka an accordion) that ...
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How would I indicate a required radio button to the user in Android?

I have a set of radio buttons in an Android application. How would I indicate to the user that a radio-button is required? Is there a default Android way for it? EDIT: Selecting the default value is ...
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Is it better to have a “new” button in the action bar or in the list?

I'm designing an Android app and I'm not sure which is the best place to put my 'Create New Object' button. I originally placed the button in the action bar but a coworker said that it felt too ...
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Guideline to choose among horizontal bar chart and vertical bar chart (For mobile device)

Currently, I were to implement a bar chart, to show dividend received from year 2000 till 2013 (as an example) I was still puzzling, on whether I should go for horizontal bar chart or vertical bar ...
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Are Switches supposed to have diagonals?

I'm trying to figure out what the preferred stock Android style is for Switches. The design guidelines show a screenshot with flat on/off buttons: ...
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How to show 3 locations as one?

I'm working on an application which allows users to search real estate. One of the app's features will be the ability to search in several (maximum of 3) locations at the same time. Problem How to ...
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2D action shooter “left-to-right” VS “bottom-to-top” experience

Which type of games is more suited for users on mobile platforms (phones, tablets) considering their thumbs movement? LEFT TO RIGHT like in R-Type? or BOTTOM TO TOP like in Xenon?