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App - Should a user be able to edit the text of a tweet or facebook post?

I am building an android app, and i have implemented what i believe to be a very good user interface/flow. To upload a photo to our website there are 3 steps. You select the photo. You enter a ...
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Customizing the native look and feel?

Is it more important to keep an application layout faithful to the native design/visual of a platform or customize it to look like your own app? Example: You could change an Android native ...
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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: 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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Android: Is it common to have the Account Settings section incorporated into Settings?

I am designing an Android app and need to decide where to place the Account Settings section (that is, the place where the user can update his profile details, change password, etc.) - I currently ...
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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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What key things form the best Android app UI? [closed]

To those of you who've built many apps, what are the things that are critical for a good UI? I'm thinking things like: Action Bar Well-designed icons Use threads to keep the app responsive A ...
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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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Use text-button in the Android actionbar instead of icons

Would be appropriate to use a text-button in the Android actionbar instead of an icon? In the detail I have a form-view where the user have to select several elements and perform a saving operation ...
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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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Suggestions for a touch UI used to book seats on a bus

I am trying to design the layout for a Bus Ticket Booking App. User is allowed to choose the seats he wishes to book. Below is the layout provided to us. I am looking for some inspiration and ...
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“Device in use” phrasing

I'm making an android app, in it there's a settings section regarding notifications. There's a category of settings that apply only when the device is currently being used, and the category is labeled ...
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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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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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UI for changing floors on a building's map in Android

I have an app that shows the map for a floor inside a building. Now there should be a function to change floors (go up/down or show an overview of the floors). I have put buttons to go up or down in ...
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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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Best way to subtract score on Android when a tap adds score?

I'm making a fencing scorekeeping Android app with an emphasis on design and simplicity (i.e. just showing the essentials). As such, I'm trying to avoid dedicated buttons for functions, but am using ...
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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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Will the concept of “Up button” still exist in Material design?

"Up button" concept is different from "Back button". In android design patterns it said we should not put "Back button" in apps. In Lollipop the "Up button" looks similar to the Back button (on ...
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Spinner is to Android, as “____” is to iOS?

In Android, to make a selection from a list of predefined options, we'd use the Spinner element seen below. What is the best approach to replicating this on iOS? The iOS SDK offers pickers, segmented ...
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Android App - placing elements close to android nav (back button and co)

I want to place a element (which can be often used) on the bottom left corner of my app but i'm not sure if it's a good ui choice. this app will run on IOS, desktop and android devices but it will be ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Page slide in/out transition for android/iOS apps

Is there a generally accepted duration for sliding transitions in android/iOS that feels "natural"? In a similar vein, do these transitions accelerate, or do they move at a constant speed? I'm ...
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Patterns for a wizard inside an Android tablet/phone app

We are rebuilding a banking application for Android tablet and phone. With this banking application you are able to create a savings account. The creation process for phone currently exists out of a ...
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Android design convention for saying a user needs to complete an action first?

I've read the Android design conventions, but can't see a good solution. I have a 3 tab mobile application. Tabs 2 and 3 need a selection made on screen 1 before they will work. The user enters at ...
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Are there Android design conventions for an empty screen? [duplicate]

I am designing an application with 3 screens, each on their own tab. Screens 2 and 3 require data to be inputted on Screen 1 before they work. The app will open at Screen 1. Are there any conventions ...
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Navigation drawer and hardware back button: when on root level, exit app or go back?

I have an Android app with several different categories that the user can navigate between using navigation drawer. These categories have drill down views that replace the hamburger icon with a ...
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How to reduce user confusion between my “Undo” button and Android's Back button?

My Android app has an Undo button in the action bar: Many users are confused between this Undo button and Android's hardware Back button (which exits the activity). Even I sometimes press the wrong ...
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What is the best way to show categories to the user according to Google's Material Design?

I have a list of categories like Food, Shopping, Electronics etc.. , which I am thinking of showing these as the main activity to the user. I think of showing the categories as a Grid View or a Table ...
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Multilanguage strategy in Android app

I'm building an android app and I'm asking myself what strategy (regarding the final user) would be the best about multi-language. In android, the first time a device is started the user must choose ...
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Can you apply a similar UI design used on a “web” app towards a “native” (iphone, android) app?

I'm in the process of redesigning my website to be responsive, so this will also include a "mobile" web designed version of my website. I'm just wondering, would I be able to use my "mobile" web app ...
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Alternatives for preventing Accidental Touch Issues

Most of the mobile devices that are based on Android OS have buttons on the bottom edge of the device. These touch buttons have terrible UX issues. They are prone to accidental touch, thus resulting ...
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Back vs close icon in Material Design

Some Material Design apps use the "close" icon instead of the more common "back" icon in the toolbar, for example: (From ...
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Multiple actions on product page (Add to basket, to wish list, as a stock item)

I'm working on an App that sells construction tools but also allows users to manage a stock they might have of the companies products. On the product page the user can take three main actions: Add ...
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How to indicate that a list view can be swiped to reveal controls?

I would like some advice on any approach which is conventionally used for indicating that swiping sideways will reveal buttons. I need to answer this design issue both for iOS and Android although ...
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Is there a point at which an interface design can be considered “complete?”

A point of lessening returns where further iteration and refinement either have a net zero benefit or are actually detrimental to the user experience?
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Should a button behave differently when pressed a second time?

I display a map in my Android app, and on that map I have an icon button that's used to fetch the current device's location. The button is in the top-right corner in the image below, and the current ...
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Indicate long click option to user on Android

Background: Android has the feature of pop up menus (sort of like right click) that happen when a long click is done. This is typically done on list view but could be done anywhere. And even on list ...
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what is the best way to show a text field with label outside in android kitkat platform?

The page i am working on contains several of text fields and dropdowns, i believe that keeping the labels visible all the time is necessary I wish to keep the labels outside and not use it as a place ...
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How to build a large image viewer [closed]

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" ...