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Guidelines for transitions (slide-in from bottom/right)

What's the difference between these two actions? (taken from ios 9.3) The calendar pushes the view from the right and the region pushes the view from the bottom. Are there any rules/guidelines?
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What is the iOS alternative to a radio button?

There is a radio button in android and WEB but what is the best alternative in iOS? And please don't say segmented control becuase it's not working in my case. The case is a list of items 3-6 which ...
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what is a actual user experience for web apps functionality “add to your home screen”?

Good day all. I'm researching this topic for a while and I'm a bit confused, the question is: is there a "standard" user experience for a web app that has to e saved into the user phone? what I mean: ...
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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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A tab bar with a “more/others” tab

Our iOS app has four main screens + 3-4 less important ones. My current idea for navigation is to use a tab bar with five tabs: four for the main screens and one tab called "more/others" which ...
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Can a global search be positioned in the bottom navigation (Android) tab bar (iOS)?

iOS main navigation is the tab bar at the bottom and Android recently launched the bottom navigation. Normally the search is contextual to the screen you are on, and the entry point is positioned on ...
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Push notification content in IOS 10 [migrated]

Does anyone know if the size of Push notifications will be expanded for IOS 10? From what I understand, they are currently at 235 characters. Will we be able to see a preview of certain imessage ...
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Why do app icons on force touch popups not appear consistently in the same left or right spot

On the iOS home screen, if I force touch on the second icon the popup icon stays on the left side of label. If I force touch on the fourth icon the popup icon stays on the right side of label. Why ...
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Taking a user to an editable details view when clicking on the item (in it's list) while in edit mode? (iOS)

I have a list of items in an iOS app. When clicking an item you are taken to a read only mode with information. The details disclosure arrow is shown on the items. Now I need to provide a mode where ...
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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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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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If tab-bar & segment controller in one screen in iOS then How to convert iOS UI to Android?

In iOS screen, tab-bar and segment controller on the same screen. In android normally tab-bar on the top side. As per Google standards tabs should not be nested. How can I convert iOS screen to ...
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How many tabs can i design for an upper menu on iphone?

I want to filter my table result with 4 different tabs at the top of the page. All I could find is apps that are using max 3 (kayak, safari) or min 2 obviously. Is this ok to design 4 for ios app? is ...
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What would be an optimal control to use in order to collect an expiry date for a card (not credit) on iOS (iPad)

I need to ask a user to fill in the expiry date for a card. The default spinners on iOS for a date picker doesn't provide a simple month/year option and the pods I've found are terrible. I would ...
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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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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 isn'...
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How can we get rid of scattered mobile apps positioning ?

I'm not sure if it exists, but an "Auto apps positioning" feature in mobile OS should be introduced. (I'm talking about iOS and Android and NOT Windows OS) I have seen users search for their most ...
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Is there any convention about iOS forms

I've been searching for a while now and didn't find the right answer for my question about iOS forms, that is: Studying some iOS forms, I discovered 02 main styles for forms's title and placeholders. ...
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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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Exporting files in mobile

We have a responsive page that exports a list into .csv format. For mobile view, what is the optimal way of going about it? Show the user a notice that exporting is only supported in desktop? One ...
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What is the best way to show an item has been added to a list in iOS?

I have a list item in an iOS app that is ordered alphabetically. When adding a new item to this list, there is no way to easily tell that this item has been appended - especially if your list is ...
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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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iOS: the difference between “Done” & “Save” when affirmatively completing a modal task

In a modal view in iOS, the Apple provided (and localized) button titles to affirmatively complete the task and close the modal are "Add," "Done," and "Save." The difference between "Add" and "Done" &...
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Indicate label can be tapped to expand (iOS)

I have a flat iOS design for a simple hangman-style game. At the top, there is a label telling how many games have been won in the current session. When clicked, it expands to a page showing ...
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Should I keep or remove the title for this form?

As the Log In button is in the toolbar the title seems like repetition. Do I keep (A) or remove (B) the title Log In? Or do I change the title and/or button text? Screenshots from an iPhone 6S but ...
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(iOS) UI for obtaining beginning and end time for sleep duration

I'm researching the question of how to best collect data from people on how much they slept. Rather than requesting a text / integer value, I want to investigate the possibility that putting in the ...
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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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Is there a design pattern for dropdown lists in iOS?

I've searched quite a bit for this but surprisingly could not find any comprehensive answer. XCode doesn't provide any simple way to add dropdown lists to iOS interfaces. Stackoverflow just showed ...
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How to follow ios guidelines when designing in points? How to be sure about sizes of UI elements?

Good day to everyone, Need help from very experienced UX designers, who can provide detailed answer here. I have a few questions regarding the design process of an iPhone mobile app (daily task ...
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View Blockage vs disable button in mobile app form submission in cases of slow server response time

I am developing a mobile application. In cases where the server takes too long to respond during form submission, what is considered a best/widely acceptable practice to prevent users from trying to ...
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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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Down arrow and up arrow status

I have to make an iOS app, where there are categories and I have to show the decrease and increase in status of particular category. For decrease I used a red down arrow. For increase I used a green ...
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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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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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Is it acceptable to create navigation and action bars with the same look and feel for the purpose of creating consistent UI? [duplicate]

I'm new to iOS development. I understand that Apple provides APIs to customize the navigation bar, but I'm using Xamarin to create a cross-platform app. On iOS and Android, the navigation and action ...
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Tab based layout or not?

The app I'm designing initially had a tab based layout in its early stage (Android version). Since working on the iPhone version I've gone with just using ViewControllers to allow the user to navigate ...
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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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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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Does it matter that iOS capitalizes the first letter of form fields?

I am in the process of redesigning the UX of a website for the mobile and tablet users. Do users generally notice or not notice that when entering a username in a login prompt, an iphone capitalizes ...
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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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Can iOS apps be a bit more “adventurous”?

Seriously, designing app mockups for iOS is scary as hell. Everytime I try to do an iOS mockup, I keep thinking of those "rules" in the Apple Human Interface Guidelines that says you can't do this ...
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Using a carousel control in mobile app

Suppose say, in my mobile app, I want to display a list of related recommended products while the user is viewing the main product (e.g. like the way Amazon shows a list of recommended books based on ...
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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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Validation, Alert, Urgent color usage

Im building a mobile application that allows users to ask each other for help with homework questions. Users also have the ability to message each other directly. On the page of my application that ...
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Some stats about social networks used by iOS/Android users?

Are there some info and statistics about the social networks used by iOS / Androis users? If my app will be present in App Store and Google Play, I'd like to distinguish the login methods, the social ...
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Should we keep the native feel for a cross-platform app or not?

When developing a cross platform application should I try to make the application look exactly the same on both iOS and Android or try to keep a native feel to it depending on the platform? I've read ...
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Contextual or global: action label in Navigation Bar and Segmented Control

I'm trying to layout a screen where users could delete some content using the classic iOS pattern: tap on the Nav-Bar's "edit" label (top-right) then tick the items to delete validate Nothing ...
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What's a good scrolling hint for partial-page content in iOS?

I'm developing an exercise app in which the bottom half (right half in landscape) of the screen is the "live" portion of the app. It runs a timer, along with a donut graph and counter showing elapsed ...
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Mobile Application breadcrumb navigation: is it a good idea?

I have a mobile application developed for Android & iOS. The application displays a set of hierarchical items. The application main navigation is designed as a Master/Detail flow where tapping a ...