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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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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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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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Android back button; save or cancel?

I'm working on an Android app that has an activity where the user can add/modify an item. In the action bar at the top of the activity there is a save and cancel button. It behaves like a fullscreen ...
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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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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 ...
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Back button or Cancel/Save when calling server is necessary

Here we have a settings screen that appears from a sliding view. You tap "Messaging" and the following modal shows up: In order to avoid the complexity involved with synchronizing settings every ...
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Which is the best way to implement multiple list?

I want to build an android app. In this app user can pick a student from a school, for this user must pass through school > standards > division > student. How can I make a best picker for picking ...
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Android Launcher Icon Including Text

I have often heard that it is bad form to include text within a launcher icon. Can can anyone provide proof for this? Apple has it in their guidelines but I can not find anything in the Google specs. ...
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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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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 are the UX design considerations when placing all navigation and action controls of an Android app in the Main Action Bar?

Google's Android design guidelines include detailed information regarding Layout Considerations for Split Action Bars. While it doesn't seem to go aligned with the guidelines, some apps have ALL their ...
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Strategy to ask app-users for review

I am a Front-end developer in a team and we are developing a travel app for Android and IOS. This mobile app offers users to search and book hotels. We want to build a mechanism to ask users for ...
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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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Would the Quick return design pattern that is utilized in Google+, Google Now, Chrome also suit well in Gmail on Android?

The Quick return design pattern is a feature that makes the action bar/split action bar to dissipate as a user begins scrolling down content, just to reappear as soon as the user starts scrolling up. ...
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In Android application, when to use View control instead of Tab

I develop a shopping application for one company. First time I design to use Tab to categorize product in shop. But I am not sure Ishould use "View control" instead of "Tab" or not. Tab and View ...
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How to categorize new threads in a mobile forum application?

I am planning to launch a new Forum/Chat app for Android/iPhone. The app requires users to specify a category before creating a new thread. How do I show and allow users to choose the thread category ...
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Application design UI Android Wear

I'm currently developing an application on Android Wear to have quick overview of the people attending to a party. My problem is how to arrange the views to have the more efficient navigation. Here ...
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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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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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Wizard pattern on IOS: Layout guidelines

I want to build an app for android and iOS that uses a five-step wizard to create an asset. Are there any established design patterns for tablets for a wizard pattern of this sort? I was thinking ...
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Android list pagination

I need to do paginated list of items in android application. What are the best practices to do this? I use cursor loader to get data from content provider(cache). If the data is expired the provider ...
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New Android UI color palette docs, don't understand some colors names (A100, A200…)

About color palette: Android UI Color Palette What are the color starting with 'A' (A100, A200)?
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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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Why hexagons look better than circles?

I am seeing in some apps, like Swarm and google play and many webs, flat-design based, that companies are using hexagons to contain images, but I am wondering why is this happenning? and whay it feel ...
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Which text is more effective to encourage users to leave review for Android App

I have prepared 2 types of text which used to ask user to leave review in Google Play store for Android app. It is a dialog, which will pop up, if user has used this app for N times for last M days. ...
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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 ...