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How should I indicate that a status bar item is tappable?

My app adds an icon to the iOS status menu that shows the status of the task that my app carries out. The item goes green when the progress is running, orange when paused, and red to indicate ...
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Denote different color schemes in a list setting iOS

In my app, a person can have a variable amount of lists they've created. Each of these lists can have their very own color scheme. In the view where all the lists are shown that the user has created, ...
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Should I resume a scroll view to last viewed location or last intended location?

As with many apps, I have a scroll view for data. This data can be scrolled normally, and as with almost all scroll views like this, it has the ability for inertia scrolling — to keep scrolling once a ...
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Multiple ways to add an entry?

In my app, I have multiple ways to add an entry to a list. I have the plus button at the top right, like in this picture: The user has three ways to add an entry to the list. However, the plus ...
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A new contact should be added to the top or to the bottom of the contact list? [duplicate]

If you have a contact list, and add a contact to that list, where should the icon of the new contact be added: to the top or the bottom of the list? The contact list does not follow an exact order, ...
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Improving the “request seat” page for taxi sharing application

A taxi sharing application that I'm working on as part of a university project has a "request seat" option. I've spent the afternoon working on the interface (arguably the most important UI element of ...
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How can I deal with many buttons in a scope bar?

I am looking for a UI way to deal with more title buttons than one can put in a scope bar. All of the screenshot/examples I see only deal with 3 or 4 options. What if I have 10?
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Optimal button placement on top bar of mobile application

What is the optimal placement for buttons on the top bar of a mobile application (on the profile screen)? Currently I have a Home button on the top left section and a Search & Find Friend ...
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Is using an UITabBar as a menu in iOS a good option?

I am currently using a UIPopoverController to display my menu on the home screen. I have the following options: Share button Go to View 2 Go to About View I'm planning to use a UITabBar instead of ...
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Using audio vocals in iOS app tutorials in onboarding

I'm working on designing an onboarding tutorial for a audio based app. I've come up with a carousel with visuals and text to better describe what the app is, and give quick insight on top actionable ...
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App drawer - does side matter?

I designed an app and would like advice on the side drawer. You almost always see it placed on the left side of the app. Have there been any references or studies on what happens if it's placed on the ...
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Positioning Enter/Backspace Keys on a Numpad

I'm currently designing a custom numpad for an app but am somewhat uncertain of positioning between the backspace and return button. Taking into consideration user behavior and overall accessibility, ...
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iOS App Logging In - Tell the user we're downloading X, Y, Z?

So I've got an iOS app that I'm working on which needs to reach out to a server and pull down a few pieces of data to populate throughout the app. Option1: Is it good UX to tell the user I'm ...
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What is the suggested width and recommended touch size of the iOS 7 A-Z / “rolodex” nav (and what does Apple call it!?)

I'm wondering: if there were to be a button (such as a "detail disclosure" button ) directly to the left of the A-Z navigation/slider, how much space would need to be between the two? In other ...
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Display Items in 2-Dimensional Grid by Row or by Column?

I need to display a number of Contacts in a grid and they sorted by name. Should they flow from left to right in rows? Or from top to bottom in columns? Although my examples don't illustrate it, ...
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Pattern for geolocation

I need to design geolocation in an app. This app allows to search in two ways: textual search, by inserting the address; or geolocation search, knowing the user's position and showing it in a map. I ...
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Approach for designing iOS themed icons representing ranks

I am creating an educational web app for a desktop browser that looks similar to an iPhone app using the default web stack composed of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. I am wondering if it would be more ...
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iOS - UIAlertView: When to use and when not to?

I've gone over Apple's Human Interface Guidelines and I think I've got a firm grasp when a UIAlertView should and shouldn't be used. Although I also wanted to get some feedback from other app ...
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iOS7 / Android - Native in-app Agenda / Calendar? [closed]

I'm re-skinning an App for a client, and I'd like to modernise the agenda integrated to this app. Problem : the app will be developed for both Android and iOS, so I'm trying to harmonize the UI for ...
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Notification patterns in ios7

Are there any useful notification patterns in iOS7 for alerting users that an action (such as a download) completed successfully? A comparison would be Android's 'Toast' notification. I couldn't find ...
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What are the main contributions of Apple Inc. in the advancement of user interfaces in the last 10 years? [closed]

I often hear people saying "apple has pushed forward the development of usable interfaces", "apple products are examples for great usability" and so on. My question is: is this a proven fact? And if ...
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Optional 'free text' search in a primarily category based search

Our search UI allows users to search across multiple categories: Day, Type, Area, etc. Each selected criteria is ANDed. We also allow a free-text search option, however we expect this to be a rarer ...
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Several buttons in navbar on iOS

I'm currently working on a app that basically follows Apple's HIG with title, back button and an additional button in navbar on all pages, but it's where my questions start. It is a search/browse ...
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Going mobile : porting complex forms with logic

we are preparing a mobile version of our system (will be native iOS app). The system uses complex forms with many rules that allow/disallow saving. I'll try to explain this on the example of ...
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Has iOS 7 changed the appearance of radio buttons?

I am doing the final tests of styles on a website we are launching, and trying it out on iOS 7 I noticed something - In our forms with radio buttons, they are showing like checkboxes - That is, the ...
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iOS 7 Safari and footer buttons

I'm working on a mobile website and with the release of Safari on iOS 7 I'm having the following issue. The website sometimes shows save/cancel buttons positioned at the bottom of the visible window. ...
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What is the best way to visually layout an element with 3 or 5 images

My problem is that I have an element in an iOS app that is represented with a variable number of images (2->5). For 2, 3 and 4 images simply using something like this works great. What would be the ...
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Should an iOS app ad show the minimum iOS version and/or the minimum device required?

I was asked what the minimum requirements of the app are from our marketing team. What do they need from an user experience perspective: The minimum iOS version required (iOS 6.1) The minimum ...
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Tab Bar Within Navigation Controller in iOS App

It seems that placing a tab bar within a navigation controller is a bit unkosher and maybe a bad idea in most cases. But I am still considering doing it my app might be a special case. I am putting ...
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Merits of smaller less verbose keyboards for phones/mobile devices

Are there any merits to using a smaller and or possibly less verbose keyboard on mobile devices in certain scenarios? I was thinking possibly changing keyboards for logins or other areas where you ...
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Changing voiceover readout to omit '…'

Ellipses '...' defined as marks or a mark indicating an omission of words or a pause is commonly used as a visual cue to indicate incompleteness. E.g. 'Loading ...' When voiceover is turned on on ...
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mobile input feedback design pattern

I am creating email verification in IOS and want to assist the user with verifying they have entered the correct email address before sending confirmation. Some app use an instant input feedback with ...
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Using slide-out navigation for multi-level menus?

I have iOS language learning software where I use a UISplitViewController (Master/Detail) in landscape mode. At the top level, I have items such as (Study, Quiz, Dictionary, Hangman, etc.) Some ...
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Plain tables customization in iOS

I'm designing a view that contains a plain table view with a single fixed row. I want this row to let the user choose an item from a list I navigate to, then navigate back, and then tap a button next ...
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iOS UICollectionView: How to show there's hidden cells

I have a UICollectionView, which I have set to having a single row and then the user can scroll horizontally to see any cells that aren't visible on the screen (to save space). What is the best way ...
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iTunes, iOS and Apple inconsistent about GB vs GiB [closed]

Does anyone know of the story behind this specific UI? I mean I get the base 2 vs base 10 math but whichever route you pick, shouldn't there be consistency? Or is there a story behind this? 2^30 vs ...
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Long press (press & hold) gesture in iOS app

I was wondering if this gesture is as commonly found in iPhone and iPad as in Android apps, or if it is more used in iPad than in iPhone or vice versa. I personally don't use this gesture very ...
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Best way to ask user for large amount of data input on iPhone?

I have a question about designing the UX that requires a large amount of data to be entered by the user upon signing up for an app - needed as the app cannot function without this data - how can this ...
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Where can I find an official set of iOS (specifically iPad) icons and stencil sets? [closed]

Android have an official set of icons, fonts, colours and stencils, that can be downloaded from their website. However, I have come to design for iPad and I can't find an official download. Do I need ...
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iOS 7 top navigation bar text alignment

I'm working on an app that has 3 elements in the nav bar: a "back" button the title of the screen you are currently on a "logout" button, when you're logged in Now I have some problems regarding ...
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Design approach of ios status bar when implementing a side menu

I am first and foremost a programmer and struggle to make good designs, but with changes coming to ios I am at somewhat of a crossroads when it comes to how I might handle the status bar when ...
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Should I display timezone if the user is not in the same location as the event?

In a number of the apps I design, the relative time from now is the preferred time reference. E.g. 'last updated 10 mins ago'. When it comes to events or broadcast from a location this becomes less ...
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Modal view for iPad in iOS 7

Does anyone know how modal views will be on the iPad once iOS 7 comes out? I have a button on the screen that triggers a login-type form. On the iPhone a normal modal or pull-up view works great but ...
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Passbook passes

We all had a chance to view Passbook passes in iOS. Some passes display consumer name attached to it and some don't. We see value in displaying names for airline passes which would help us to ...
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Looking up for an item in a list and different table styles in iOS

I have a settings view with a grouped table. One of the cells of such table is intended to show a very long list of items from where I want the user to select one. Due to the length of the list, I ...
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Is it a good idea to have your main actions as swipe gestures?

Would it be a good idea to have swipe gestures (such as swipe left to delete and swipe right to archive - mailbox app is a good example) responsible for your app's main tasks? A lot of not so techy ...
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Designing the view for a routing functionality in iPhone

I need help with the layout of the view where I show a map intended to provide users the possibility of selecting an start and an end of a route and display them the instructions to follow. The ...
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iOS navigation bar buttons design considerations

I have some questions regarding the buttons placed in a navigation bar that I don't know if actually meet the iOS Human Interface Guidelines: 1) I'll need a button at the right side of the nav bar ...
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iOS Global Tab Bar Navigation - Reset navigation “stack” when switching between tabs?

I have an iOS app that uses a tab bar global navigation scheme (UITabBar), with 4 tabs. Some users are getting confused when they go from Tab A, to Tab B, and then back to Tab A, where they see the ...
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What is the best way to have an always accessible screen on iPad?

I'm building an iPad app that has a slide out menu with several sections that can be drilled down. Just a generic iPad app. However, there is a screen (let's call it Screen AA) that I would like to ...