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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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Should I use Material Design inside of an Android game?

I certainly know that I should apply Material Design for "standard" Android apps, but what about games? I think that anything that is not Material Design, looks bad and somewhat outdated. On the other ...
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Selecting age between 6 and 18

I've got a reasonably simple requirement but can't come up with any appealing ways of presenting it to the user. To meet the requirement, the user has to be able to choose 1 or more age groups, ...
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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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Manual Saving/Loading from Dropbox in Mobile App

I have a real estate investment app on iOS that is used to evaluate and manage fix and flip projects. I want to integrate the app with Dropbox to allow for cross-device access to data as well as ...
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Saving changes on Back key on Android 5 : how to deal with cases that need confirmation?

Some Android system apps, such as the official Contacts edit screen, have introduced a behavior which is that exiting an edit screen using the back or up buttons is equivalent of saying "OK" and ...
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Alternatives to Sub Tabs / 2 sets of tabs (Android)

I'm trying to follow Material Design as best as possible, and I think on one page of the guidelines it says not to use nested tabs. But I'm finding it pretty difficult to find an alternative. In my ...
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Allow push notifications dialog in android

We are creating an alert to the user asking for permissions on sending push notifications. We need this in ios and android. The thing is that even though I found an example in ios (find attached) I ...
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Navigation in your android app via Up and Back button

I needed some clarity on navigation via device back button and up button. The android app has a NewsFeed view, a Chats list view and a Chat window view. The app is minimized and user clicks on a chat ...
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Android Spinner with many items?

I am looking for the best way to let the user choose one option from a list that might be somewhat long. I was considering an AutoCompleteTextView, but it is important that the user only can choose ...
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Where should I put a UIBarButtonItem if there is only one? On the right or on the left?

here is my question. What is better for the UX, put a UIBarButtonItem (or equivalent in other platforms) at the right side of the UIToolbar (like the image below shown, like Whatsapp does it on the ...
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Clear and Done action in Filter

I need to define where and how (icon or text) to locate the clear and done actions inside a filter. I have 2 options. One using icons and the other using text. Basically we are thinking a very ...
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Is this a proper way to present Back and Next buttons in Android app?

As part of a Quiz app, in which users have to go through a set of questions, I need to provide the ability to: Quit the quiz Go to next question Go (back) to the previous question I am trying to ...
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Alternatives to tabs when displaying list and map (appbar issues when scrolling in Material Design)

In an app I'm designing there is a list that must also be displayed as a map. In this thread people already discussed the issue of whether or not display that kind of content as tabs: Choosing ...
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Mobile web should have different design for iOS and Android? [duplicate]

I've been developing a new hybrid app and as a web-app it is supported in both android and iPhone phones which can be seen here: http://www.fitnessmealplanner.com The question is: due to people ...
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Which type of navigation is more suitable?

I am working on a user interface design for an application on Android. Currently, I am struggling to choose a suitable form of navigation as it is my first time creating such a design. The design is ...
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What's the best way to hightlight a telephone number in Android App?

I was wondering what is a good way to make clear that you can click on a telephone number and immediately call someone without copying & pasting the phone number. How can I persuade a user to ...
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Expandable list VS Swipe List (fast vs congested)

So I have an application in which you have 2 different lists. The songs that you have downloaded from others The songs present on your device Currently you ca switch between the lists using ...
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Standard margins in iOS for info display

I've read the iOS Human Interface Guidelines at least 2 times today, but I don't find what are the guidelines for spacing or margin between views. I come from an Android guidelines perspective where ...
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User expectation for deleting an entry in listview Android?

My requirement for an Android app is to show an alert dialog when a user deletes an entry from the listview. Is it really necessary to show a dialog for deleting a single entry or is it enough to ...
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What are the “official” logos to use when designing an Android and iOS App?

When displaying logos showing that your service is available on mobile app stores, what are the correct logos and names to be used for: Apple App Store Google Play Store I knew what they were ...
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Material Design - Persistent search, with navigation drawer

Is this within the guidelines or do you at least think it's an acceptable practice? I'd like to use a persistent search bar, but my app necessitates a navigation drawer. I feel like it might be a ...
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Android: toast vs alert dialog

In Android application, which one should be prefered - toast notification or alert dialog? Or better, where should we use toasts and where should we use dialogs? Personally I would use toast for ...
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Would users understand splitting an Android app's functionality by permission?

Say I'm developing an app for Android tablets that supports offline use, such as a mail or Usenet client. As far as I can tell, most tablets are Wi-Fi-only, and the user is likely to be away from Wi-...
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Is it mandatory create new Android apps in Material Design only?

Is there any difference between Google guidelines for Android app design and Google guidelines for Material Design? I think my app will not work best with Material Design. I know that Material Design ...
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Android Material Design clickable table row

Hello I have the following screen: How can I indicate to users that they can click on each row of the table to open up another screen?
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Android Material Design, Navigation drawer and switch

I have an app wich litterally have only one setting : turn the contextual help on or off I am tempted to put this settings in the navigation drawer, with a simple on/off switch. Is it the right ...
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Android design guidelines about left aligning action bar

I am trying to find out if it is an Android design guideline to left align the text in the action bar. My search has gotten me two things. Firstly a way to center it, by creating a custom view, which ...
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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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best practice for Android ActionBar filtration

I have android listview whose content is changed depending on the filters specified I have two menu filters in addition to the search that can be applied on these filtered results. The search is ...
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Can a Floating Action Button morph be reverted?

There are two specific examples in the Android Floating Action Button guidelines that explain how the button can morph into either new buttons, or a toolbar. If the hallmark of the app is adding ...
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What are the possible/best ways to allow a production mobile app to switch API endpoint to a development server?

Suppose I have a mobile app that uses an API at api.myapp.com. I want to be able to test the app on my personal dev machine mymac.local and also on a production-standard test server test.myapp.com. ...
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Android Toasts 'stacking'

I am currently testing an Android application and in two instances, once when liking/unliking a video and another time when there is no internet connection and the refresh button is pressed, the user ...
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Android UX - when to use Tabs and when to use Navigation Drawer?

I'm looking for guidelines regarding when to use Tabs vs. when to use a Navigation Drawer(sidebar). For example, as of these days, Facebook and Dropbox, which are extremely popular (+100M users), use ...
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How to handle business users and an application that requires GPS access

We currently manage an application that is sold exclusively to businesses, but users can use the application on any device. Our app requires location services to be on to function properly but does ...
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What baseline dimension/resolution to choose in illustrator for desigining android tablet mock-up? [duplicate]

I need to create the UI mock-ups for the android tablet app. I am aware and understand the complications with android device dimensions, dpi's etc. But I need to know what is the baseline resolution I ...
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Can I use tabs to organize content, if the content is halfway down the screen?

I'm designing an android app, using material design, where people can listen to and comment on audiobooks. When a user finishes a chapter, he or she unlocks the comments for that chapter. These ...
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Is it frowned upon to allow the user two different options to perform the same action?

I have an app I am building where a user can browse through content similar to the Facebook timeline. One action the user can take is follow this person. All actions for each piece of content I ...
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Does avoiding the hamburger menu on Android break a core platform UI pattern?

We are trying to decide on the main navigation structure for our app. I have read all there is about the disadvantages of the hamburger menu (aka side-menu, drawer). The use of a visible navigation ...
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Using full-screen mode for left-side panel on iOS and Android

In Gmail app for iOS and Android, tapping on hamburger menu opens the left-side panel. On iOS, this opens in full-screen mode hiding the status bar but in Android it doesn't. Is there some reason that ...
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How to deal with elements in a list forming a distracting vertical pattern

I'm using a list to display information. Each row needs to display two thumbnails, and a string. I noticed with this implementation that the layout of icons seems to resemble two columns. which may ...
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What is the best way to display the main menu on my app? [closed]

I have created two wire frames for the main page of my app. I feel that these two options are not good for the main page. Does anyone have suggestions on how it can be improved?
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Material design - swipe to refresh

Following the Material design guidelines for swipe to refresh pattern, should the spinner come out from behind the header bar or is it fine if it appears from just below the header bar?
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Color/Shading Guidelines for Button States

Are there any rules of thumb or formulas for the different color shades when creating non-default buttons? Default buttons have 4 states, Enabled, Focused, Pressed, and Disabled. These all tend to ...
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Android icon to unlock premium features [closed]

I'm working on a multimedia Android app and I'm not sure which icon to use for unlocking the premium features of the app. These are 1) adding text to images, 2) disabling ads plus 3) disabling the app ...
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Does term “page” apply to a mobile app?

I'm developing a mobile phone (iOS/Android) app and alongside that, an admin website where the app owner will update the content of the app (so basically a CMS for the app). The app has tabs at the ...
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How to indicate that a card is expandable?

Currently I'm working on an app which uses a vertical 'list' of cards, somewhat like Google Now. These cards can contain static text, (small) images and some control elements (buttons etc.), or a ...
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Android- Navigation Drawer with sub-menu

I am designing android app in which I have some categories and sub-category. What I am doing? In first image I have placed category menu item with sub-category menu item in Navigation Drawer. Sub ...
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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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Android notifications: To collapse or keep separate

I'm building an app where notifications are issued on an set interval for distinct events. Several notifications might fire at the one time. I believe it is more desirable to bundle the notifications ...