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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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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Gesture for alternative actions

I am working on an iOS applications using SceneKit. That means the main screen contains a simple 3d scene, with various small objects in it. The main interaction from the user is dragging and ...
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Are iOS iPhone tabs + context-dependent side menu the right choice?

The app is about inventory management. It has a bottom bar with 5 tabs (the last is a "More" tab). Each tab is a fairly independent functional unit. Many of them need the user to select an inventory ...
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how to indicate mandatory group in IOS -UPDATED

I have a form where fields are marked (*) to indicated they are required. But there is a strange use case where Level and Space have a dependency on each other such that either space or level or both ...
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Is a dropdown design or a picker view design better ui design? [closed]

In this picture I have created 3 buttons styled like dropdown menus. When i click those buttons it shows the choices in dropdown format. However, in some articles I have read dropdown designs are ...
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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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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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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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How to suggest a button is for panning, not tapping?

There are a few icons for directional pads, but after conducting user testing, users kept wanting to tap on it instead of swipe/pan for movement. What have people done to suggest a component should ...
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Should a “hand” icon for a “high five” action be a right hand or left hand? [closed]

One feature of the product I am working on is "high five"ing content. The icon for this action is a hand. Should the hand icon be of a right or left hand? With the thumb on the right or left?
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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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Are there some sites that look and feel like an iOS interface? [closed]

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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What control should I use to indicate multi-select lists on iOS?

Scenario The user can choose multiple items from a list, which will be carried forward to the next action. Problem In iOS, there are no checkboxes available to make it clear to the user that this ...
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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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Manual Saving/Loading from Dropbox in Mobile App

I have a real estate investment app on iOS that is used to evaluate and manage fix and flip projects. I want to integrate the app with Dropbox to allow for cross-device access to data as well as ...
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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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Fitting big table of data into iPhone

Im designing iPhone 4 app, and one of the requirements is to place a big report there. So in Excel it looks like this: It has about 100 rows. I need to implement a filter by "Item Name" as well. ...
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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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UX/UI Designer vs Programmer productive workflow on iOS [closed]

We are a remote team of 60 people and we have two UX/UI Designers that are in process of migration from Web to iOS development. I'm having a hard time managing the relationship between developers ...
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What are the drag & drop patterns for iPhone 5 or 6?

I'm working on a design for an iPhone app that drags & drops pictures from one place to the other, something similar to the screenshot below. I downloaded a few of the most popular picture apps ...
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What the best way to highlight a button in iOS App that collects user focus?

I am developing a mobile iOS App. In my app, there is (what I consider) the most important section where user will able to see content related to celebrities after making in app purchase. On the home ...
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Sport app, when best to ask to review app

I'm a (proud) owner of a 5 year old running app for iOS & Android. The app is to train both beginners and experienced runners with training schedules (30 lessons in 10 weeks). When do you think ...
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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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Stacked segmented control tabs in iOS - help me convince my client

I'm designing a bookings page for a delivery app and we need to segment the sections into the following categories: New, Active, and Completed. Under the "Active" category are jobs that need to be ...
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Asking a user to make an iOS app full screen for functionality

When trying to search in Apple's Podcasts.app in split screen mode on the iPad or iPad Pro it displays this message: To browse or search for podcasts, make Podcasts full screen. Is there a ...
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Is pre-loading images a good idea in my case?

I'm new to iOS app development and I'm facing this problem: In my app, 6 pictures are shown and then based on the user's action (right or left), 3 of them will be replaced with 3 new pictures. The ...
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Ratio or pixel based design on native iOS

I've got a design a few days ago where the paddings are defined in percentages in regard to the screen width and height. It could be done with auto-layout, but I am not sure that this is a best ...
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Requiring User Login for Mobile App

I am working on a series of utility mobile apps whittle residential real estate investors manage their businesses. The apps I am developing are highly specialized and impactful. I plan on making them ...
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High Usability for Parental Time Control?

This Screen Represents "Parental Control - Time restricting- in iOS. It includes: Days selection (Side-tabs). Times Vertical Columns (To select times to restrict the children from playing at 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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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, ...