Google's mobile operating system and applications for it.

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Should we keep the native feel for a cross-platform app or not?

When developing a cross platform application should I try to make the application look exactly the same on both iOS and Android or try to keep a native feel to it depending on the platform? I've read ...
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Mobile Application breadcrumb navigation: is it a good idea?

I have a mobile application developed for Android & iOS. The application displays a set of hierarchical items. The application main navigation is designed as a Master/Detail flow where tapping a ...
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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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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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(When/How often/Where) should I show my admob insterstitial ads? [closed]

I am developing an Android app about jokes, this is a simple schema about it: I want to implement admob interstitial ads and I would like to know about the best way to do it. For example: Where ...
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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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Touchscreen: Select small zones from a huge scrollable image

My app lets the user take a picture of a sheet of paper, then select a block of 2-3 words, then another block. The user must be able to clearly read the (potentially tiny) written words, so she will ...
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What is the best model for Label and Value placement in Android Mobile device

This is one topic I always have debates on with my client. How to put labels and corresponding value for a mobile device running on Android OS. Google has not specified any best practice for the same ...
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Which UI element should I use to represent a sharing button on Android?

I am trying to create UI mockups for an Android app. I need something like this: I am using Justinmind prototyper free edition and I cannot find an UI element for the share button which produces ...
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Is a Spinner right for this UI?

On Android, I want to create a drop-down menu of buttons activated on touch on the right of the screen, with a 'close' button to return to original closed state. Is a Spinner the appropriate UI ...
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What icon for advanced options? [closed]

I am working on a public transit app for Android. Look at the screenshot - the button with a wrench icon opens advanced options. In advanced options you can set which transport mode to use (bus, tram, ...
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Using a carousel control in mobile app

Suppose say, in my mobile app, I want to display a list of related recommended products while the user is viewing the main product (e.g. like the way Amazon shows a list of recommended books based on ...
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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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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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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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Mobile UX prototyping tools in the classroom [closed]

(I know this sounds like a repeat question, but I am asking this specifically for a classroom context and I have some specific needs (other than "free") that I feel sets this question apart. Please ...
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Android: Action bar vs. Toolbar, Spinner vs. Dropdown

Is there any distinction between the key functionality of Android controls: Action bar vs. Toolbar, Spinner vs. Dropdown. To me they seem to be the same and I wonder if there is a reason of ...
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Whats the average screen size of a handheld android tablet device? any wireframing mockup available?

I am designing a UI for an android app that is developed for tablet devices, I would like to know is there any mockup grid available? Like 960.gs for web... what is the good size to start designing. ...
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Plot positive AND negative change on the same axis

I'm designing a view for Android where the user can see a set of lists ordered in a tab bar. Each tab is represented by a block in a bar chart (+a label) which the user navigates through. So far so ...
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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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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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Difference in designing wireframes for apps in Nexus 5 like phones with virtual navigation bar and other phones with hardware navigation buttons

As you know phones like the Nexus 5 and Moto G come with virtual navigation navigation bar like in the stock Android with the back, home and multitask buttons and there are phones like the new Asus ...
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Informing user how to delete list item

So I'm designing an Android app - there's a ListView section adding and removing accounts. I came across a problem where there are several solutions, but was curious on how the community thought. ...
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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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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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Action Overflow Android

In a case where we have only one action (that is having a info icon) should we still keep it in action overflow for Jelly Bean design or we can have it as an icon itself on the action bar? The reason ...
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Keyboard hiding lower buttons on small Android screens

I have a application (Android) which have scroll activity form. On which there is a button for next screen (lowest of scroll). It's looking fine on large screens of android devices. But keyboard hides ...
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Navigation Design for GoogleTV

I'm doing some research on ways to navigate on a GoogleTV. There aren't any design guidelines, but it seems a Left Menu Bar design, like the GTv YouTube app, is common use. In my opinion it doesn't ...
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Segment control with NULL selection

In our Android application we have a list view of items. The items can be members of two different groups, Group 1 and Group 2, but can also be without group. To filter the list to show the items in a ...
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back/save or OK/cancel?

I am prototyping a small Android app where the user inputs weights (well, masses). For the weight input form, I hesitate between A top bar containing a 'back' button on the left (arrow-like, iOS ...
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How should I test my mobile app's user interaction qualitatively? [closed]

How do you conduct qualitative research on mobile apps? Do you use screen capturing tools, metrics, etc? What metric did you find most indicative?
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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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How to display multiple options for settings page using icons?

Question For a mobile app, how should we display multiple options (say, 20 options are available) in a settings page using icons? Example: Fig.1: All Options in One Screen Activity. All ...
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Do users use Home or Back button to minimize their Android app?

I want to know if there's resarch on to what extent users use the Home button or the Back button when they want to minimize the app. I am very well aware that the "correct" way is to use the Home ...
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Heuristic for dragging items across horizontal pages

I am trying to let users drag items across a collection of horiztonal pages, similar to the Android home or iPhone Springboard. On Android, I find it incredibly hard to get an icon to go from page to ...
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Tab based layout or not?

The app I'm designing initially had a tab based layout in its early stage (Android version). Since working on the iPhone version I've gone with just using ViewControllers to allow the user to navigate ...
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Do users want to be asked about analytics collection?

We're introducing analytics into our iOS and Android apps for the first time. Is it the done thing to pop something up to make users aware, and allow them to opt out, or are people generally fine with ...
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Save and cancel with full screen dialog on android

Does anybody have any suggestions/recommendations for cancelling and saving within android? The issue that I'm having is I have to open a screen in a full screen dialog with save-able options on it, ...
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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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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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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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What is the best approach of presenting a tabular data with search options in android?

We've developed a POS system that is in use by multiple retail stores which we'd like to port to an Android version. I am wondering what the best approach for displaying tabular data with search ...
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Are the majority of Mobile Users familiar with the meaning of their platforms' “share / action” icons?

I have a hunch that this is a bit like double-clicking the home button on iOS, in that only the minority of tech-savvy users know about it. Successful apps that involve sharing as a core feature (...
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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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What is a good UI/UX for asking people to pick from two lists?

I posted this on Stack Overflow, but was told that this would be a better place to post this. I have an Android app where I want to ask users to pick a tag but it has two levels to it. So essentially ...
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How to prototype a new concept for UI design for mobile devices? [closed]

I am currently developing a new kind of UI for android device and I wanted to know how do I make prototype of it ? since none of the existing UI design tool has support for it. I wanted to include ...
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Should I use dynamic fast scroll on an Android application?

I'm developing an app on the Android platform and the main UI component used is a ListView. Now, in my case, this ListView may contain a huge amount of items (depending on the user) so with that in ...
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Navigating between map and list representations of data

This question is of an Android bent, but the answers could probably be applied to other domains. There are a number of examples out there where locations are shown in both map and list view. For ...
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should a button be disabled under offline situation or clickable with a notification of offline afterwards

Recently, I encountered a dilemma when designing a button on a mobile app. Here is the case. On the screen where I place the button, the user is required to fill in some information (but not all ...
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Android: what are the best practices for up/back buttons?

I've been developing an android app. I'm a long-time android user and from my experience, I rarely (if never) use the up button provided at the top left of the activity and always use the back button ...