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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 ...
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How many interactive controls is too much on a mobile game screen?

I'm making a screen for a mobile game (strategy like) There are 3 type of resources. Player has a base and bunker. Also he has different types of troops. Each troop can carry X resources with him ...
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Deliverables to development Team - Mobile project (iOs and Android)

Do yo know how many mockups and what kind and type of deliverable a Visual designer should deliver to development team? For example, let me know if this is correct. For each page we should deliver: ...
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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 ...
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Material design - how the action moded toolbar should look like

I was wondering, is there any official guideline from material design, on how a action moded toolbar should look like? For instance, should there be a highlighted line at the bottom of toolbar? Or, ...
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How to better do wireframes for material design? [closed]

We will redesign our android app using google material guidelines. Now I use illustrator for wireframing so I started looking for material design kit resourses and I found this whiteframes in the ...
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How to present the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy to the user in an app

I'm making an android app, which is currently showing a dialog (basically a popup window) when the app is being started, which shows the disclaimer, and the user can't skip it unless they press a ...
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Preserve list scrolling in an Android tabbed view?

I'm creating a music player on Android. It has tabs for switching between looking at a scrolling list of Songs versus a scrolling list of Artists. If the user scrolls through the Songs (say to songs ...
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Is there a better solution than breadcrumbs to cascading categories on mobile?

I am working on a mobile application (Android ICS based) where I need to show a lot of products on screen. Now the products are categorized in several categories which are on X level, where X is ...
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Best UI for horoscope/zodiac Android app

download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups I want to make horoscope Android applicaiton, and I'm not sure which navigation I should use. I'm thinking about these two ...
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Android's Material Design with Social Apps

I am actually a developer, currently also designing android apps using: simple drawing board Balsamiq Mockups Justinmind Prototyping My question pertains to Google's Material Design and developing ...
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what to use instead of swippable table view cell in android?

Currently i'm working on a project which has list items that include swippable table view cell. Since this is so popular in ios and rarely used in android (only partly in google inbox app), I wonder ...
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How to handle complicated monthly repeat options

This is related to this question I asked here earlier. I want to handle the full range of options for monthly reminders in my Android app. So I handle: Repeat on the day of the month (e.g. the 17th ...
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Navigating through configuration screens for multiple items

I have an Android app whose data model is built around a list of reminders. The user's primary interaction with the app is based around creating and modifying these reminders. Currently my app opens ...
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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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Android - combining a check mark in a button

I'd like to show a big button, indicating the current state of a view and some kind of a hint to what will happen when clicked. Some combination between a regular button and a checkbox - a button ...
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what is the specific term for this implementation?

I'm trying to get the specific name for this so I can look up some information on how it's done. If you have used Evernote's application on Android, they have this icon on the bottom right which ...
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Android: Guide user to pull to refresh

I am using SwipeRefreshLayout in an Android device. I would like a visual feedback so that the user can know there is a "pull to refresh" feature enabled. What would be the best method to do this?
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Necessary file download on first App launch

I am currently working on an Android app which needs to download some files (mostly graphics) from a server on the first launch. The reason for this is to keep the graphics out of the application file ...
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Dismissing keyboard on Android: UI Pattern

I'm not too familiar with the Android UI patterns, but how does one usually dismiss a keyboard after entering some information? My usecase is to dismiss the keyboard when a user is done entering the ...
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What percent of non-English-native people use English system language on their phone?

tl;dr: "What proportion of Spanish (or some other non-English native) people use English as their phone language?" I am writing an Android app. I plan to publish it primarily in a specific country....
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Is there a standard speed for the slide out drawer menu in Android and iOS? [duplicate]

Most apps with hamburger menus have an animation as the menu slides open and closed. I am wondering if there are any standards or recommendations for how fast or slow the animation should be.
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Android: swipe vs long press

We are working on messenger for Android. There is a quite controversial problem: we need to show a context menu for each message bubble after some action. We want to use swipes, but it's not native ...
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Is hamburger menu aka navigation drawer deprecated

We are in design phase of our new android app and for navigation we are considering navigation drawer but after some research I found that some apps are switching from navigation menu to tab based ui ...
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combining cards UI and buttons

I am designing a application for android and have decided to go with the cards theme for the visual design. reasons being, that the information being presented fits the cards format: short bursts of ...
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How can users be alerted to new notifications, tasks, etc, in my Android app?

iPhone apps can have a tab bar at the bottom of the screen and the tabs can have badges such as Notifications (3) and Tasks (12). This is fine for the iPhone, but what should we do when we build the ...
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Android Swipe View, Delete a page

I have an Android application with a swipe view. The user is able to add pages with a floating action button. But I cannot figure where to put the "delete this page" action. I have a floating action ...
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How to let a user know of a clickable area

I'm creating an application (Android for starters) which will have a list. I want to create a special column headers that the user can press on (press on the entire column header section; not on each ...
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Change GUI to be “Material” [closed]

I am developing an Android app. One page displays a list of persons (1st mockup). Clicking on a person then causes an dialog box to popup with detail information about the person (2nd mockup). (Note ...
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Displaying an item with many characteristics

I am creating an application for smartphones (Beginning with Android) which in its base core of data displaying, will have a list of a single item which can have many characteristics. Each ...
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Tabs under tabs in Android

I am moving away from a hamburger menu style app to use tabs. (This article basically summarizes why I want to do it.) However, under one of the tabs I have newsfeed, which has to sections: Current ...
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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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Information architecture for a restaurant menu for a mobile application

I'm currently designing a mobile application (android) for ordering food. The purpose of the application would be similar to the justeat app. The biggest challenge as yet is structuring the menu and ...