iOS is a mobile phone and tablet operating system built by Apple, Inc. It is a light weight touch screen OS based on the Mac OS UNIX called Darwin.

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Background music in app

I have an iOS game, a fundamentally simple game similar to hangman (except with sheep and a Roman theme). I definitely want to add sound, effects for when a user clicks on a letter or completes a ...
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Send/Listen to sound in a list

I'm presenting a list of different sounds in a list, on mobile (specifically iPhone-only) Each cell is rectangular and has a simple one-liner label (the name of the sound), and a button on the right ...
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What is the iOS alternative to a radio button?

There is a radio button in android and WEB but what is the best alternative in iOS? And please don't say segmented control becuase it's not working in my case. The case is a list of items 3-6 which ...
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Where should I put a UIBarButtonItem if there is only one? On the right or on the left?

here is my question. What is better for the UX, put a UIBarButtonItem (or equivalent in other platforms) at the right side of the UIToolbar (like the image below shown, like Whatsapp does it on the ...
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What is the iOS alternative to a radio button? [duplicate]

There is a radio button in android and WEB but what is the best alternative in iOS? And please don't say segmented control becuase it's not working in my case. The case is a list of items 3-6 which ...
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Where to put 'Home' button in iOS UINavigationController

I'm currently working on an iPhone App that uses the UINavigationController as a means for navigating throughout the App. The navigation-stack can go fairly deep, so It's quite a hassle for the user ...
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How should I adapt for Assistive Touch in iOS

This article reports that users avoid pressing the home button on an unfounded rumor that using the home button will cause the phone to break. What alterations should I make to accommodate this ...
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Mobile web should have different design for iOS and Android? [duplicate]

I've been developing a new hybrid app and as a web-app it is supported in both android and iPhone phones which can be seen here: http://www.fitnessmealplanner.com The question is: due to people ...
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What icon(s) should a user better understand as “empty item” or “empty selection”? [closed]

I'm developieng an iOS app, and in its main view, I placed a button to select a video playlist. If the user goes to this view and there is an already selected playlist, the button for this selection ...
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Is it necessary to include icons on an iOS app menu? [duplicate]

I'm in the process of designing an iOS app menu, and the online version of this menu does not contain icons. After doing some R&D i've noticed that many iOS app menus do contain icons. From a UX ...
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iOS drag 'n drop design

I am developing an iOS app (I am a programma with very little design knowledge). This app contains a system where a user can create items in the (expandable) interface and these items can be very ...
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Welcome screen best practices: signup, login, or both?

When looking at a mobile app's welcome screen, there are generally two types of designs: - One that targets new users by prominently displaying the Signup option - One that targets existing users by ...
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What are the “official” logos to use when designing an Android and iOS App?

When displaying logos showing that your service is available on mobile app stores, what are the correct logos and names to be used for: Apple App Store Google Play Store I knew what they were ...
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Standard margins in iOS for info display

I've read the iOS Human Interface Guidelines at least 2 times today, but I don't find what are the guidelines for spacing or margin between views. I come from an Android guidelines perspective where ...
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iOS (iPhone) multi step action sheet UX

I'm trying to decide the best UI components to allow our user to perform a two step selection process in a map view. It feels like the action sheet is the appropriate UI element to use, but using one ...
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Back button in Navigation Drawer on iOS?

Description Android’s Navigation Drawer pattern fits my needs pretty well for primary navigation. My app includes several child applications. Within child applications there are several tabs ...
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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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What is the best way to invite a contact to download an app if a unique identifier (i.e. email address) is required?

I'm seeking thoughts or examples from existing iOS mobile applications where users invite contacts to download the app. A unique identifier is required to establish a relationship between the inviter ...
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iOS using tabs in modal view to show camera/multiple photo galleries

In our app there are many pages of forms, and each page can have (or requires) photos attached to them. Photos can come from the camera, photos previously taken, or a view of certain photos from the ...
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Best way to turn down iOS users with legacy version of iOS

I am building an iOS 8 app (iOS 7 and below not supported). Is there a standard procedure to "turn down" a user with a legacy version of iOS? (E.g. Use a modal with some text, and then automatically ...
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Best practice to change the text direction for Asian users?

I'm working on an iOS 8 note taking app that will be released in the US but also in Asian countries. For the latter I need to change the text direction from the default "left to right" to "right to ...
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Which ONE iOS device would you choose for design & testing? [closed]

If you had a shoestring budget and could purchase any SINGLE iOS device for testing design and interaction of an iOS app, which would you choose? iPhone 6, 6+, 5, 5S, iPod touch, something else? I ...
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How should I present an error message to iOS users?

I'm working on an iOS 8 iPhone app and I'm looking for a way to present an error message to the user like You're offline, please check your network settings. that goes away after a few seconds. What ...
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Navigation in one page view

I am trying to design an ecommerce iOS app. I want to show the list of categories, sub categories and the products in just one screen so that I don't have to navigate from one screen to another. The ...
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Is there a design pattern for dropdown lists in iOS?

I've searched quite a bit for this but surprisingly could not find any comprehensive answer. XCode doesn't provide any simple way to add dropdown lists to iOS interfaces. Stackoverflow just showed ...
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What is the reason behind the upper-case-lower-case behaviour of the Apple iOS keyboard?

On Windows and Android phones/tablets the case of the keypad letters alters when pressing SHIFT: But Apple seems to ignore this presumably useful feature. Does Apple really know it's better NOT to ...
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Up and Down vs Left and Right scrolling/panning for image/publications/catalogues and why?

Up and Down vs Left and Right scrolling/panning for image/publications/catalogues and why? Currently, I'm working on an ios app, but would like to know when would it be a better idea to use left to ...
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iOS picker usability

I ran a usability test where I discovered that some users failed to initially notice the iOS picker. I’ve included a link below to a short clip where a tester didn’t notice the picker and instead ...
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Too many buttons in an iOS application

I'm working on an iOS application in which one of the main screens contains several buttons and a notification. This notification must be clear as it provides essential information for using the app. ...
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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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iOS7 and the shift key

I didn't notice this until someone pointed it out: Apple's shift key doesn't help it's users know whether it is active or not (I didn't notice it, but apparently a lot of people did and there was this ...
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(iOS) UI for obtaining beginning and end time for sleep duration

I'm researching the question of how to best collect data from people on how much they slept. Rather than requesting a text / integer value, I want to investigate the possibility that putting in the ...
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Keyboard Dismissal On Non-Interaction of Input Field

We're having a debate at the office. One of my developers is adamant in having the keyboard dismiss when there is any interaction with anything on screen that is not an input field. In other words ...
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iOS : Is it ok (good practice) to slide out a search screen from the right?

Lots of iOS apps usually have this hamburger menu at the TOP-LEFT of the app whereby when you click, the menu will slide out from the left. Now, in my app, I've a Search icon at the TOP-RIGHT, and ...
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Sharing a link in iOS: where to place an action button if not in a bar?

I'm going to explain what I've been told to meet: I need to add a kind of "tell a friend" option within a settings menu the app already has (which is a table view). The purpose of such "tell a friend" ...
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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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Spinner (UIPickerView) or separate buttons to select quantity?

I am creating an iOS application for a stock picking system. Customers will order in stock and use this system to go and find the item off the shop floor to pack. They submit through the system and ...
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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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Better term for “iOS Camera Roll”?

We are using the term "iOS Camera Roll" for our iOS App to indicate that we refer to all the pictures and videos the user has on their iDevice. Since I'm not a native English speaker the term ...
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Is it okay to add a link to only one tab in tab bar?

I am working on a scanning app that has two possible workflows. The mock up below is the scan screen for one of those workflows. Users can switch tabs to go home, see previous scans, and access ...
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What's the best way to show active state?

I just wondered if it would be better to have the active state white or yellow. So which of both would you consider active at the moment?
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iOS - Create Username / Validate? Email? [closed]

So this question is whether or not to use a username or email @signup for an iOS application. I referred a little to this article Registration: Username and password or email and password but wanted ...
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Back Button and Menu Button in Top Navigation for iOS

We want to have users navigate our app using a side menu. Once a user leaves main app pages, the menu button (in top left corner of nav) would change to a back button. However, the content of our ...
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Mobile Drill Down using TableView

I need to build a search screen on a mobile phone, which has three options such as search by building, search by a department or search by a location. As soon as the user choses one of these options, ...
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Mailbox date picker back/cancel logic

I'm building a similar date picker option to the Mailbox one. I'm arguing with friends about their UX logic for returning from screenshot two to screenshot one. This is their main date picker screen: ...
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What is the best way to choose a text from a list?

I am developing an iOS app at the moment and I need to allow the user to choose one text from a list of given texts. The texts are around 30-60 words long. What is the best way to present the ...
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Balancing between UX and Back Office Operations (The one click booking)

I am working on developing a simple home cleaning booking mobile application and I've been looking at what's out there: Most of them have a multi-step "wizard" that goes from asking the user for the ...
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Date Picker Wheels - When to validate?

This is a fairly simple question but may have wider-reaching answers: when is it appropriate to validate entry in a wheel-based date picker (such as the iOS standard ones)? Since there are three ...
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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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Dealing with double navigation when coming from iOS apps

When opening a link within an iOS app, it opens a browser directly inside the app. So you get the navigation from Facebook app and the navigation from the web app/website What is the best way to ...