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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Handle Push Notification when app is in foreground

Let's imagine i'm building a football gamblers app. In my app the user can "follow" the game that is currently "active" (The closest game that the user has gambled on). The main screen will show the ...
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iOS Pattern for a List with a Sub-setting on Some Items

I have an iPad app interface that feels a little weird to me and I'm wondering if anybody has seen a good solution to this situation. (I've changed the content so that I can post it here---my app is ...
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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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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 ...
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Left pane of a split view and popovers in iPad

Having a split view similar to Mail app, whose left pane hides when in portrait orientation, is it possible (and conforms iOS Human Interface Guidelines) to display a popover when tapping some of the ...
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Adopting sidebars in iOS apps

It looks like several known apps for iOS (Foursquare, Spotify) now adopt the sidebar that already was present in Facebook app (screenshot is from Spotify for iPhone): AFAIK, this is not a standard ...
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Where is the best place to put Terms & Conditions in a sign-up flow?

I am creating an app that when the user taps a certain action button such as "Follow" they are taken through the login flow. Included in the login flow is 1) Asking for Facebook permission 2) ...
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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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iOS app webviews - how to show the equivalent of multiple tabs on the desktop

I have a website that shows a list of news stories, much like Hacker News. Users can upvote stories, or they can click each headline to be taken to the actual news story on the external website. I ...
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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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Should I hide the tab bar on iOS when I'm creating a new item?

Background I'm building an application with a tab bar at the bottom showing two different object types - for example, buildings and trucks. Each of these tabs shows buildings and trucks in separate ...
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iPad UI: 2-Player Multi-touch Decisions Affecting Game Play

I am working on a game project that resulted from a summer game jam session. I had the "brilliant" idea to try and port the game to the iPad and I now find that I have painted myself into a corner so ...
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Why do mobile apps use animated transitions?

So many mobile apps are using animated transitions (much like the web was using flash animations in the early 2000s). In a desktop internet browser, clicking a link on a web page takes you to the the ...
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Is there a standard iPhone way of displaying an actionless confirmation message?

Sometimes it's desirable to display an important confirmation message (e.g. you've successfully registered/sent this form/etc) that doesn't get in the way by requiring a "dimiss" button. Is there a ...
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Choosing which mobile devices to use for usability testing

When performing usability tests on mobile devices the results are influenced by the devices tested on. For example different sizes, OS-versions, resolution etc. To conduct a thorough test it is ...
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How important is it to follow the iOS way of design when creating an app?

I'm having an discussion with a customer and their 3rd party design company (let's call them X). X is developing a native app for iOS and Android using Webview to show webpages delivered by me. My ...
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Could putting a menu button on the bottom center work well in a mobile app? Sort of like a “Virtual home button.”

Instead of putting a hamburger style menu button on the top corners, could it work well always on the bottom center? It would be visible on almost every screen and free up the top corners for other ...
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What iOS developers need from a UI/UX designer?

So I am fairly new to UI/UX design (pretty much learning on the go). I am building a native iOS app and need to deliver the designs to the developer. I have built an interactive prototype using ...
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Organising vehicle categories screen?

Currently working on a taxi app and need to organise the vehicles into categories. The user will need to be able to quickly select their desired vehicle while showing passengers & luggage for each ...
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What's the default rotate symbol for iOs?

What's the default rotate symbol for iOs? Is it the second icon in this Instagram iPhone app screenshot? It doesn't look like a rotate symbol to me (more like a back or undo button).
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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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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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iOS Notification pattern question

I'm trying to figure out a UX solution to a notification problem. If there is a notification badge that appears on an app on an iOS device, when the user taps the app icon is there an expectation that ...
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Why does the iOs Contacts app feature both a Quick search field and a alphabetical annotated scrollbar?

The Contacts view on iOS consists of a Quick search filter field, the contact list itself and an annotated scrolllbar that lets people jump directly to specific letters. To me the annotated ...
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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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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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Navigation-back button and/or Cancel button in upper-left corner of iOS data entry screen?

I have an iOS screen that is usually used for data entry but is occasionally used to later view the data that's been entered. For data entry, it seems like the iOS convention (e.g. stock email app) ...
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How to request that two out of three fields need to be populated in a mobile search app

I am developing a new iOS app and I need to let the user commit a search where three fields are shown. a group name (development, marketing etc.) member name project name the search should be ...
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Making clicks meaningful on iPad

As a web designer building a shopping cart for the iPad, I find the lack of down and click states difficult. What's a good way without raising a confirmation pop up or something terrible and ugly to ...
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Are there some sites that look and feel like an iOS interface?

I have one specific and rather strange question. Have you heard or saw a website that was designed to look like an application for iOS (iPhone, iPad)? Do you think that's a good idea? Note: this ...
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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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How should we handle UI when app performs network call and waits for a response?

This is a question related to mobile apps UX, and particularly to iOS apps. So, the question is if the screen contains user input fields and does a call over the network when user clicks send button ...
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Display two column table on smartphone

I've been somewhat struggling on how to display a two column table on a smartphone (iOS app specifically). My said that they would like something other than a boring UITableView to display the data. ...
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Side-by-side examples of skeuomorphic vs flat design? [closed]

Googling for what's news in Android Lollipop, I came across the concept of skeuomorphic design for the first time. I understand that this term means a digital design that retains aesthetic features ...
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Which page should I redirect to after item edit/creation?

Let's suppose a mobile app aiming to show "all" items, "my" items, and create some items. The important thing is that an item I create should appear to both "All" and "My". When I click on ...
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Presentation of long form in iOS

We're designing a very long form in an iOS app. Our first conclusion is that the form must be split into multiple pages, since follow-up questions depend on previous answers (see here: Long pages vs ...
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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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IOS user experience for allowing user to change map type

I am learning Google Map SDK and I would like to allow the customer to change the map's type. I thought that making a drop down list is helpful, but I see that Apple doesn't make a drop down list but ...
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iOS App: Ask users to enter their email id

My app doesn't need the user to register. However I would like to get the email id of the users who use my app. On the android version of my app, users have to enter their email id before they can use ...
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How best to display a picture comparison in IOS?

SO I want to allow my user to compare two pictures and decide between one or the other through a thumbs up/down. I also have a list of these, so there are multiple 'cards' with this comparison and my ...
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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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How to display timestamps on activity feed

I'm designing a mobile iOS app with a predominant focus on an activity feed of salespeople and customers. I'd like to place time stamps on each activity feed item, but am stuck deciding which format ...
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Navigation bar and buttons considerations for iOS

I have some questions regarding navigation bars and their usage in iOS apps, both from the point of view of UX and Apple´s submission and human interface guidelines: 1) Since the iOS Human Interface ...
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What UX Changes Needed For New iPhone 5 App Updates? [closed]

I am helping my team to update our iOS app to support retina display and iPhone 5. I've read little bit of Cocoa Auto Layout, and other pages from developer.apple.com. But my question is, if I ...
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iOS multitasking closing is poorly designed? [closed]

I have a question about iOS's multitasking bar, and a design decision in it. If you double tap the homescreen to go into the multitasking ...
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Multiple selection in an iOS picker view

The iOS SDK doesn't have a multiple selection picker view. However Safari's picker view allows multiple selection. Fortunately ALPickerView was created to allow multiple selection in a picker view. Is ...
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Shifting a view into inline-edit mode VS. dedicated edit screen?

I'm developing an iOS app, and I'm conflicted on which is the better UX choice to make. The main screen displays a nicely arranged carousel of objects, with just a few core details. The user can edit ...
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How to list items with variants in an iOS Table View?

I'm looking for an elegant way to show a list of items in a Table View, where most (not all) items will have 2 variants. If I lay the items out as is (with A and B represented by icons): ...
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Detail disclosure button for non-iOS devices

On iOS devices, Apple uses a Detail disclosure button for additional details that are aside from the main list navigation. The image below is taken from the iOS HIG. Another example of this can be ...
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Are there any examples of well designed applications on iPad with 3 column layouts?

I'm designing an iPad application and had an interest in a 3 column interface with 3 tableviews across the screen horizontally and I was wondering if this interface has been done anywhere well.