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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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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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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Creating an icon by mixing existing icons [on hold]

I'm trying to design an icon which will be mixed of two different icons. for example, a camera icon and video icon together in one single icon. Are there any design principles, ideas or links for ...
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Are there any established patterns for triggering an overpanel on mobile (iOS and Android)?

By default, I'm showing a screen with a particular country selected. To change the country, when the user taps on the text I trigger an overpanel listing the available countries to choose, but it ...
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Shopping UX where pressing the “price” turns into “buy-confirm” then “checkout”

I'm trying to optimize the in app purchase for my users who only want to buy, and checkout as quickly as possible. Current situation My store offers other things for sale, but when a user only wants ...
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Prompting users to save web app to homescreen

I've created a web application and have it set up so that if the user launches the web app from the homescreen it will operate similar to a native app. On the Chrome developer site, they state Do ...
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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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Deleting a row from an iOS table view

In iOS applications what is the recommended way to delete a row from a table view. The table view is displaying a list of topics. Should I be swiping on the row to remove it or pressing edit at the ...
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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 ...
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OmniGraffle Stencils Recourses [closed]

Does anybody use stencils for OmniGraffle for wireframe design? Any good sources where could I find some? I found http://graffletopia.com http://stenzils.com
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What is a dynamic alternative to UITableView? [closed]

Ok, so I have a normal viewController that has a UIScrollView in it that gives details about distilleries. What I wanted to do was have a list of spirits that are distilled at the distillery that they ...
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Should I put an alert view notifying the user of a successful wall post with the Facebook SDK in iPhone?

I am currently developing an iPhone app that connects to Facebook trough its SDK. One of the main functionalities is the option to share a post with a news story from the feed. So basically I show ...
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Validating wizard-style form

I have a long sign up form with 16 fields. I've split that form into 3 steps by data category. User navigates through steps by pressing Back/Forward buttons. How should I approach the field ...
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How to design an app for multiple platforms, say iOS and Android? [closed]

I think we need two designs that each utilize the benefits of both platforms. Still, there will be a lot on common between the two. How do I avoid doing the same work twice, but still communicate a ...
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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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Official name for iOS bar which notifies web browser of native app

Super simple question (I think) - does anyone know what the official term is for the non-intrusive apple bar which notifies a user of an available app to use natively on their phone? For an example, ...
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iOS: Registration pages ask for 11 pieces of information… Too many?

So I've got this client that I'm working with and they've got a great registration page put together, but the page is asking for 11 pieces of information. I personally feel that this needs to be split ...
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Android/iOS: Homescreen [closed]

I have noticed more and more mobile apps are removing their home screen, especially iOS apps. What do you think of this? Personally I think sometimes an app's home screen is redundant, just a pretty ...
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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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Reminder text for an iOS meditation app

I wanted to see what your thoughts were on the simple reminder text that comes up when a user has turned reminders on for a meditation app I've built. As of now it is "This is your reminder to ...
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how to show multi delete in a list view in an ios app

i want to delete multiple row in a list view. how should it be designed? Swiping the row and showing check boxes is a good idea?
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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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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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Where to put Settings button in App with endless list scrolling

I am currently working on an App for both iOS and Android for phones. The main screen of the app has a header with the option to select different feeds. Below is a list that has endless scrolling to ...
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iOS App Logging In - Tell the user we're downloading X, Y, Z?

So I've got an iOS app that I'm working on which needs to reach out to a server and pull down a few pieces of data to populate throughout the app. Option1: Is it good UX to tell the user I'm ...
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Display Items in 2-Dimensional Grid by Row or by Column?

I need to display a number of Contacts in a grid and they sorted by name. Should they flow from left to right in rows? Or from top to bottom in columns? Although my examples don't illustrate it, ...
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Why is Discard/Save/Cancel prompt on the bottom?

In iOS Mail and Gmail apps, the Discard/Save/Cancel prompt is at the bottom but the button that was clicked (to initiate the prompt) is at the top. Is there a reason this prompt is at the bottom? ...
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Designing a table view cell in iOS for providing two possible ways to enter data

I have a table view in an iOS app that is a form for requesting user data. One of the fields (a cell in the table view) is intended for requesting a serial number the user could enter either by typing ...
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Can the design be different for the website and the mobile app version?

I am developing an application which has a website and a mobile app (iOS and Android). On a particular page, A pop-up contains a "x" (close) button on the top right. I do not want the same design for ...
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Differences between iOS and Android GUIs [closed]

People sometimes ask me why I chose to buy an iPhone instead of an Android. I always reply the same thing: iPhones (and Apple devices in general) are more user friendly, in my opinion, than Androids. ...
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What's the proper iOS UI for switching between 2 views?

There two different screens, Live and Leaderboard, and I need to switch between them. Is there any sort of iOS standard for handling the UI for that? Right now I've just got a button at the top ...