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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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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How to properly display subsections in a timeline

Lets say in a table view for the selected chapter, there is a list of the sections. Section one is labeled as "Article 1". "Test 1..3" are subsections of section 1. What is an appropriate way of ...
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UI-solution for iOS/Swift

I hope that this kind of question is welcome here If not, please excuse me ! I have a TableViewController in iOS/Swift on top of the workflow: In my setup, this controller is use to update/add ...
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Making the hamburger menu static is a good practice?

I'm working on an app that should be feasible with every version of iPad. Currently I have designed the screens for the iPhone. This app is for a reputed bank and this app will be used by their ...
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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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How to layout iOS with little content?

I am new to iOS development and was wondering how to layout the UI when I don't have much content? Below are the two extreme sizes of iOS device, iPhone 4s and iPad Air. The 4s screen looks OK but ...
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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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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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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, ...
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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 bar(http://cdn.imacify.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/IMG_0628....
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Best ios alternative for an html select box?

An app I'm working on requires the user to enter their address which is then stored on a 3rd party system. The 3rd party has a predefined list of countries and states so when I send off the address I ...
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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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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.
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Profile screen mockup : Is it better to put logout link under user name or at top-right corner?

See my mockup: 1) Is this good? Or is it better to put the Logout button at the top bar at upper-right corner? For the lower half of the screen, there's other data and stats I need to put. 2) Also,...
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iOS 9 Dialog Box and form elements

I have a task at work to change a workflow of a cancellation form. I've been asked to change an iOS dialog box to include 2 select menus that users would use to select how many people they are ...
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What's the design pattern at the end of infinite scroll?

I have an app (iOS) that outputs a grid with all the applicable products. Is there a prevalent design pattern that indicates the end of infinite scroll?
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iOS what's the best practice for letting the user know that I'm sending data to the server?

I have an app that when the user clicks on button, i want to send her/his response to the server, I want to tell the user that that I'm sending now the data to the server. I know that there is a ...
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3D Touch for 6s users and long press for iPhone < 6s?

I'm designing a feature for a iPhone app where the user can drag and drop an element horizontally through the viewport. In order to start dragging the user would press and hold on the element for it ...
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What is the best way to add a secondary action to a row in a mobile app?

I'm working on an app that allows the user to browse through a list of items. All of these items have a primary action (compose) and some of them also have a secondary action (search). As of now I'm ...
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Alternatives to a 3 stack of UISegmentedController iOS

One view I have is designed in a way that requires 3 separate layers of filtering. The first layer sorts by Image/Video/Person, the second sorts by Day/Week/Month/All Time and the third sorts by ...
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what to use instead of swippable table view cell in android?

Currently i'm working on a project which has list items that include swippable table view cell. Since this is so popular in ios and rarely used in android (only partly in google inbox app), I wonder ...
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iOS: Notifications and navigation

I have the following structure AllTasks -> ConcreteTask -> SubTask. I use UINavigationController , user always may understand her currenct location: i.e. on ConcreteTask screen she has back ...
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How to handle reordering lists in iOS?

I have an iOS application that looks something like this: Every row is tappable and as you can see, its pretty tall, only 4 can fit fully in the viewport. Also, every row has a left and right swipe ...
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Are expandable/collapsable accordions in iOS an anti-pattern?

I'm trying to find examples of expandable/collapsable accordions in iOS but I cannot seem to find any. I haven't seen any official statements from Apple but it seems as if all native apps prefer menu ...
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iOS Design Question: Table Cells

We launched an internal app yesterday for the company and of course this was the first time my boss's boss decided to take a look at it. He's one of those guys who comes in, takes a big dump in the ...
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Why are UISegmentedControl's height a default of 28 points?

Why are UISegmentedControl's height a default of 28 points? Apple says to make an icon or UIButton not less than 44 x 44, yet their UISegmentedControl has a default height of 28 points? (And it's not ...