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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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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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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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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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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Should my iOS app have a keyboard shortcut for “edit”, and if so, what should it be?

I am implementing keyboard shortcuts into a iOS app. Some of the shortcuts I currently have: Switching tabs: ⌘ + 1,2,3,4 Adding items: ⌘ + N Search: ⌘ + F Should I add a shortcut that enables the ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Back and forth between apps or user typing?

I'm working on an iOS user setup guide for an enterprise app. The current process to install and configure the app is as follows: User receives three text messages: one with an itms-apps://... link ...
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multi select option in iOS app - how to design the multi select button

I'm currently working on an app that offers multi selection (see attached image). Now I am wondering how to design the multi select "circle" in the toolbar. Should it be not marked while the user ...
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Deliverables to development Team - Mobile project (iOs and Android)

Do yo know how many mockups and what kind and type of deliverable a Visual designer should deliver to development team? For example, let me know if this is correct. For each page we should deliver: ...
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How to let user go back to the root view on iOS

We have an app with a single starting point (the root view). From this view, people can navigate deeper and deeper into the application (with a UINavigationController). It can eventually become very ...
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iOS sidebar menu and back button

When using a sidebar menu, it's a good practice to place a menu button on the app's "navigation" header to make it easy for the user to discover the sidebar. The menu button will be on the left, like ...
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How should I display sync information in mobile app?

The product we are building requires immediate contact book sync after sign up. Right now I have to decide how to display info that the contact book is syncing: A. Have a small box on app UI which ...
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Should the iOS slide out menu link to all features or should it avoid duplicates?

On my home screen, I'm linking to a few of my main features and putting the rest in my slide out menu. I'm wondering if I should list the features available in my home page on the menu as well. It's ...
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Mobile Phone Device Grouping [closed]

I need to organise modern smartphone devices into different families or groups, for instance this could be via Screen resolution, Manufacturer, Year. I then need to assign trend stats based on usage, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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entering a list of data, best practices

I'm making a mobile app in which the user is asked to enter a list of data. There is a list of roads and the user has to specify how frequently he/she uses each of the roads in the list. The main ...
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iOS and UITableViewCell: best practices when requesting user input as a form

Firstly, I'd like to make a general question regarding table view cells' customization: are there any restrictions about the controls they can cointain, and/or its number? I read in iOS HIG iOS Human ...
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Use of tab bar and navigation bar in iPhone app

I'm developing an app that provides information about companies. I would like to have tab bar buttons for "Favorites" view and "Search" view. I also need tools for actions, for example in the ...
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iOS 'Append' Symbol/Icon [closed]

I am working on a calculator app for iOS. I would like to know what an acceptable 'Append' symbol / Icon would be - would it be a downward pointing arrow? A curved arrow? Anything helps, Erway ...
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How to display points of interest, waypoints, trails and maps?

I am redesigning a screen in my iPhone app, Gaia GPS, that displays details about points of interest, as well as user-created waypoints, trails, and maps. I have come up with a new mockup: What is ...
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how to subtly indicate that an address is “mappable” in a mobile app?

We're building an iPhone app for delivery drivers. Each driver has a route of about 50 locations, 10-15 of which get scheduled for each day's deliveries, depending on which location needs restocking. ...
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How can I design a UI for iOS with a diamond shaped drill down interface?

I have a basic drill down interface for iOS devices. A -> B -> C -> D The problem is that the following interface would work equally well: A -> C -> B -> D What I need is some kind of diamond ...
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Large list with editable items in Android/IOS

I have a scenario where there are around 50 - 100 items in a list. Each list item has 6 editable fields (Boolean, Boolean, Dropdown, Integer , Float, Float). How can I display such a list in ...
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Differences between iOS GUI and Mac OS X GUI

I am trying to wrap my head around the design considerations one needs to take into consideration as one develops an application for both the desktop and iOS. What seems clear is that the design ...
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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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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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Message and button labels in iOS Alert view

I am working on an iPad app that helps to improve physician's workflows. There's this form that the coach will fill out when he is working with the physician. Coach can save the form as a draft (In ...
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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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What is the best way to design a navigation view inside a navigation view

I have the following requirement for an iOS 8 app: I have a list of groups in the main view Selecting one of the groups takes you to the group's view (one level down the navigation stack) Every ...
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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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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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iOS indicate to user they can use a swipe gesture [duplicate]

I have a puzzle game for iOS where the user can swipe left to skip the current puzzle and try another one. They can also swipe right to view previous puzzles. However, I'm having trouble coming up ...
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Loading spinner after iphone switched off [closed]

Why does a loading spinner appear after i turn off my iphone ? why not a simple text saying switching off or turning off .
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Popular iOS UX patterns that are not (yet) in Apple's design guidelines [closed]

Other than the slide menu navigation pattern, what are other "not-yet-blessed-by-Apple" UX patterns that have emerged in many popular iOS apps? Here's why I'm asking: @JohnGB's answer to this ...
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Terminology: PIN code or Passcode?

I'm working on an iPhone, and we are currently doing some user testing. This app deals with sensitive personal information. Security is definitely important for us. Instead of using username / ...
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iOS iAd and Freemium inside the same app [closed]

Yes, this is a mess. I'm working on a free app with InApp purchases inside that unlock certain parts of the app. Now, my superiors asked me also add iAds advertising. My opinion is that the user ...
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What is the touchable trigger distance for iOS7's back gesture?

One of the screens in my app has progress slider with draggable handle. Currently this conflicts with the iOS 7 back navigation swipe gesture from left edge of the screen. You can't select the handle ...
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Real world examples of iOS UIKit Dynamics? [closed]

iOS 7.0 has introduced a new feature called UIKit Dynamics. It allows the developer to define different forces and constraints (gravity, collision, attachments, arbitrary forces, spring, etc.) between ...