Google's mobile operating system and applications for it.

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customizing the native

Is it more important to keep an application layout faithful to the native design/visual or customize it to look like your own app Example: You could change an Android native dialog ...
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Should the icon display current sort or the sort that will occur after press? [duplicate]

I have an Android ListView that is sorted Alphabetically, but if you press an Icon you can sort by Date and another press will revert the sort back. Should the Icon in the ActionBar be: A Calander ...
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Why android not show icon in overflow menu?

After android introduced the action bar after 3.x, I found that its native API hides all icons if the menu item is shown in overflow (three dots on MENU-button-lacking device, or after pressing Menu ...
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A good way of filtering 3 values

I have a lsi view, which I want to filter by following values: all; items with some property "a"; items that don't satisfy a. For example: all; zero values non zero values filtering with ...
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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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Is top-tab bar anti-single-hand operation?

Some Design such as Android Design suggests that we place the tabs in the top. It will be very cool to swipe to change a tab to another close one. But when it comes to more than Three tabs, it will ...
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Designing for Android (with zero Android experience and no Android device)

I was recently commissioned to wireframe, prototype and GUI design an Android app. While I am highly experienced with UI/UX/GUI design for mobile iOS apps, I have very limited experience designing for ...
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Choose among 30+ items in android

Does anyone have a best practice on how to present 30+ items (numbers, say between 1 and 30) on an android screen? I thought about using a number field, but maybe it's better to make a screen with all ...
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How to design a long list page in Android?

I am designing an Android application for people who haven't used Android before. This application contains a long form that these users should fill out. What of the following methods is the best way ...
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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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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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“Rate Us” dialog effectivness

On mobile apps, where/When is the best time to popup this "Rate Us" dialog? I know that it may change from game to game, but is there any statistics out there?
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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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Why does android use up and down arrows in expandable list view?

In Android Ice Cream Sandwich an up arrow is employed to indicate an expanded group and a down arrow to indicate a closed group. Both seem like non-standard choices, most user interfaces use a right ...
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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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Swipe pattern on a mobile app

I'm developing an app of a culture event of my country. I'm developing for iOS an Android. I'm an Android user and for me is common the swipe-to-left pattern to change screens. I would like to know if ...
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how to show multi delete in a list view in an ios app

i want to delete multiple row in a list view. how should it be designed? Swiping the row and showing check boxes is a good idea?
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UI for selecting custom colors in an app

What is the standard color picker component for selecting and changing colors in an app?
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Indicate a sub-area inside a tappable area is NOT tappable

I have a tappable row (yellow with blue border in pic) which does action A. However inside this I could have input controls (checkbox, textbox, etc). I have wrapped this area in a non clickable view ...
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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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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 ...
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UI design for iOS (iPad) application

I am developing since last 3 years for Android and iOS. I had already developed an Android application i.e replica of one website. Now I have to design the same application for iPad. Currently my ...
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Printable sketch templates for Android phones

Can you recommend a printable sketch template ("idea sheet"/6up) for Android phones? Preferably, the template should contain several real-size screens to sketch on. Here's what I'm using for ...
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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 standard for informing users about SSL/HTTPS on Android/iOS?

On a standard web browser it's very easy to see how your data is being transferred to servers via the padlock icon and tools like Firebug or Chrome dev can give you the information for things like ...
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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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Asking feedback/rating for a mobile app?

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Should upload or download progress notifications be summarized on Android L?

Google recently released new design guidelines for the upcoming Android L. In those guidelines, they say multiple similar notifications should be summarized. Does anyone know if this applies to ...
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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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Toast message or dialog message for displaying internet connection error message on application

We are designing a new android application. The app is in its initial stage of architectural design and UI definition. One of the main question is how to display internet connection error message, 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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Should I put same action button in both Action Bar and screen content?

Is it good practice to put same action button in both Action Bar and screen content? Let's say I have following screen structure: On object list screen user can navigate to the object overview by ...
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What are the advantages of a card-centric user interface?

It's being reported that Google is moving to a "card-centric" redesign in the upcoming Android-5 O/S. Is it more responsive? Is it more intuitive (quicker to realize how to do things)? Does it use ...
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Rotating arrow vs plus/minus sign for a dropdown in Android

I wish to implement an expandable list interface in Android. To show that the list item expands on clicking I have considered the following 2 options: A plus sign which changes to minus when the ...
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error prevention: link a Checkbox with its textfield

Right now I am developing a Fragment for an Android application in a university course and I am facing a usability problem, where I and my fellow students can't really find a good solution. The ...
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list view slide indicator [duplicate]

what is the common indicator for a swipe gesture in a table view cell (similar the ios mail box). when swiping two button slides in from the right. This is for both ios and android mobile application ...
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Adding call to action buttons in cluttered Interface

Me and my partner have been arguing on how the User Interface should look like when we add two extra action buttons (Share and Report) while it has little to no space. Here is my design: Note ...
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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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Where to put information about an app?

I am creating an Android application where users enter in their GPA, SAT, and ACT scores and select majors that they are interested in. The output shows a list of colleges in descending order of how ...
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Restrict Map to a specific area

For an Android application, I have to display points on a map (with the Google Maps API). All the points are in one country (in France). The question is: Does it make sense to restrict the map to ...
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Position of file delete button

I am designing an android application showing a list of files and folders, something like dropbox or google drive. My question is; when a file is selected should the delete option with share and tag ...
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On Android, how do you design a very shallow navigation?

I need to create a simple account section in my mobile app with 1-level deep navigation: ___ Register / Account -- \___ Login On iPhone, I'm using a grouped table ...
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iPhone to Android - Sections & SubSections navigation

I'm helping porting an iPhone design to Android. My background is Android developer, so I'm trying to create the best possible experience for Android users, but I'm not a designer. The first problem ...
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Android back button - Global history back, or menu back?

On the Android, is the expected action of the back button to navigate backward through menus, or does it just go "back" to the previous screen you came from? I don't have an Android device to sample ...
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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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Which approach is better for Delete confirmation when the operation may fail?

I'm developing an Android application where I have entities A and sub-entities B. An A can have multiple Bs associated with it. (There's a database check for referential integrity). I'm planning to ...
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Guidelines for when to use bottom action bar on android

Are there any situations where it's preferable to put actions in the bottom bar rather than in the top one, or is it only based on the amount of space available for the buttons?
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How do you usually gain brainstorming idea on how to design Android mobile app page

My background is developer and I do not have any experience in real UI/UX design. Often, I'm pretty clear what kind of task I want to help users to achieve in my mobile app. I want users able to ...
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Android SwipeRefreshLayout - still a refresh button in the menu?

I am using the SwipeRefreshLayout in one of my views. When the view opens, it automatically does refresh and the user can see the SwipeRefreshLayout and should be able recognize it and know how to ...
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What is an easier unlock pattern: gesture or code?

There are two popular ways to unlock a phone. iPhone makes you type in a numerical code. Android gives you the option to draw a gesture. Which of these two is easier to remember and easier to execute? ...