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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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The logic behind the switchers placement in the iOS Control Center

The iOS Control Center contains two rows of buttons at the top and bottom of the area. The previous implementation of it made more sense to me, as the top buttons were switchers, and the bottom ...
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Delete picture from thumbnail

I have a little camera icon on the side of a view, for a mobile app. Right now, tapping the camera allows me to load a picture. After the picture is chosen, it replaces the camera icon as a little ...
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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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saving data offline and syncing to remote database from local site [closed]

** how do you save data offline mode and sync to remote database in the background, Are there any third party libraries available for it? **
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Creating an icon by mixing existing icons [closed]

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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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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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 percent of users use iCloud or iCloud + Keychain? (Handoff and Safari SSO experience)

I am trying to prioritize the R&D and Q/A for the following Apple iOS features: Handoff (Sharing current documents among active devices) Keychain (Where a password in Safari can be saved ...
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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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Comparison between Android and IOS apps UI one-to-one

I am currently doing some research trying to describe differences between IOS and Android UI in detail. I know, there are a few questions before and some stuff on Google (I'm already going through ...
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What is it about our mental models that app-centric seems more intuitive than content-centric?

I always thought that content-centric was the easiest for people to deal with, i.e. "I want to change this document", and not "Let's run this app so I can then change that document". It seems that ...
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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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How to expand on a simple UI with no menu? [closed]

The home page is a list and has a "+" button on the top right to enable users to add to the list and nothing else. I want to add a page (the "your friends" page) that is a bit more complex (with ...
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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 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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Allow user to manipulate objects in 3d space using touch screen

Our app Iyan 3d, lets user to create 3d animation using their Touchscreen Mobile devices. We are targeting the casual market so we are trying to find the easiest way to allow users manipulate ...
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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 should I test my mobile app's user interaction qualitatively? [closed]

How do you conduct qualitative research on mobile apps? Do you use screen capturing tools, metrics, etc? What metric did you find most indicative?
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Do users want to be asked about analytics collection?

We're introducing analytics into our iOS and Android apps for the first time. Is it the done thing to pop something up to make users aware, and allow them to opt out, or are people generally fine with ...
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Alternate UX / UI for accordion in Mobile Development

I am not a big fan of accordion in mobile development, because I believe that this behaviour is a web style user experience. However, I don't have any resource to find an alternative solution for this ...
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Back button or Cancel/Save when calling server is necessary

Here we have a settings screen that appears from a sliding view. You tap "Messaging" and the following modal shows up: In order to avoid the complexity involved with synchronizing settings every ...
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I'm writing an app for developers - should I use “proper” MiB, or just MB?

In short, the app I'm writing is a tool for accessing data stored in databases and backend systems. Part of this is displaying the size of any files stored there. Given this will (predominantly) be ...
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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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iOS pattern for editable vs read-only fields

I am working on an iOS app for hotels, allowing users to take reservations, check in/out, assign rooms, etc. Main Issue: In the included mock up, there is no indication for when a field is editable ...
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Using “prompts” on iOS Navigation Bars

SOME CONTEXT In iOS, there is a standard text "prompt" element that can be added to a top NavigationBar like this: I have released an app which has a list of car models that the user can select. ...
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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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Explicit vs Implicit save. Differences between Android and iOS expectations

Our app makes use of a 'Shopping Cart' type metaphor, in which users can select from a variety of items, and then confirm or remove all these items at once. We'll call this explicit save. The ...
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iOS multi-step form and user input validation

I need to design a form that may consist of 3 or 4 steps, all of them requesting both mandatory and optional data. The overall form contains a lot of data inputs, so I thought it would be better to ...
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Searching apps on smart phone home screen

I'm interested to know about the effectiveness of the search application on the iPhone home screen. For example, I have 4 screens of apps and it takes me a few seconds to find an application that I ...
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Better way to display only one word (Twitter hashtag) in table row on iOS

I'm working on a small project for iOS. I have a page set up where the user can see the current trends from Twitter. Currently my UI looks like this: I think this looks rather dull but i cannot think ...
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Is it a good practice to combine Tab Bar navigation and a Hamburger Menu in an iOS app?

Some of Google's iOS apps, as well as other apps (e.g. StackExchange for iOS) use a combined navigation model based on both a Tab Bar and a Navigation Drawer (aka Hamburger Menu). Typically, the Tab ...
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In iOS Tableview for hierarchal categories, what is the best way to either select a category or drill down into?

I have an app in which certain foods are added into a database. As part of this database you have to categorize the food. Here is an example of the category structure Food ---Pastries ...
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How to layout ios ui 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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How to indicate a picker control is going to be opened on a form field

I'm doing a form field on an app and need to included a drop down at the end of some of the text fields. For the android version I'll be using the material design standard as below. I see that iOS ...
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Do spinner-based date pickers on iOS & Android detract from the user's experience?

Generally speaking, the rule of thumb on mobile devices is to follow the platform conventions, and that native controls are almost always better than custom UIs. However, I'm at a loss as to whether ...
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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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How do I edit a table of text items in iOS?

I am looking for help editing a list of text items (names) in a table in iOS. I am using a simple table that displays the name of an item (first mockup). Currently, I allow the user to enter Edit ...
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Standard iOS app features that should be added to wrapper app?

What are some standard app features that should ideally be included with a iOS wrapper app (UIWebView)? For example, the current version of my app is missing the standard feature where tapping the ...
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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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What is the common UI component that can be used for expand/ collapse on iOS apps?

I am working on checkout flow for our iOS app. In one of the screen i need to use the expand / collapse behaviour to show cascading information. I am looking for a suitable UI component that provides ...
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iOS 7 Safari and footer buttons

I'm working on a mobile website and with the release of Safari on iOS 7 I'm having the following issue. The website sometimes shows save/cancel buttons positioned at the bottom of the visible window. ...
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Is there a better solution for picker control on iOS

I'm doing a form field on an app and need to included a drop down at the end of some of the text fields. For the android version I'll be using the material design standard as below. for iOS, they ...
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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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What are best practices for deciding when to use native iOS UI elements or when to build custom ones?

I know some interactions and content are far too complicated to apply to a default iOS UI element - but when it comes to ones that could go either way, what are the best practices in making a ...
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Is it OK to use hamburger menus in iOS?

So, I have about 7 actions users may need in my app, and I have to use text instead of icons because it is a customer requirement. I can add only 3 actions to my toolbar on iPhone 6. On Android you ...
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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 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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Is it good UX to have a table cell be both navigable and have a switch?

I'm wondering if it's good UX in iOS to have a UITableViewCell (table cell) that is both navigable (meaning that tapping it will open another screen) and also embeds a UISwitch (switch). Let's take ...