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What are some of the best e-tailer / catalogue iPhone apps or webapps you have seen, and what makes them great? [closed]

I've seen a few webapps or iPhone apps that have an enormous and heterogenous amount of items for sale, while managing information architecture / user experience so that is simple and easy to browse ...
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What would this widget be called?

What is this control that is used to select an item in this screenshot called? This is also in the latest Facebook for Android update. What is it called?
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iPhone button on screen with table view: last row or outside table?

I have a table view that's showing attributes of a record, very much like Edit Info screen in the iOS Contacts app. Also like that screen, I'd like to show a "Delete Record" button at the bottom. It ...
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What are some iPhone app examples that successfully use progress indicators [closed]

I am designing a iPhone app and the main function of the app is a 3 step process (steps most likely don't happen all at once (there could be a period of time between steps, unlike a signup flow). I ...
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Which icon in a native iPhone app's footer menu bar resembles 'sign-in'? [closed]

I'm looking for an icon that will live in an iPhone's footer menu bar that resembled 'sign-in'.
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Should I offer the ability to log into my service with a phone number?

I have a web app that you can currently log into with either your email address or your username. I'm developing a mobile application and I'm just wondering if I should offer the ability to log in ...
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Back Button Color in iOS

Why exactly is it that I'm not finding very many examples of a Back button being different color from the app background? Is there somekind of a rule in place? I proposed using a black Back button ...
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What should a “wizard” style interface on the iPad look like?

I'm working on my company's iPhone App and now I'm looking into the logistics involved with getting it to be an iPad native App as well (Universal App). Without going into too much detail, the App ...
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How to edit only one list in a split list view?

I'm helping out developing an iPhone app that enables access to a lot of list items of data. On the start screen, the user can dig into the list items through either predefined category shortcuts or ...
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Are conditional forms good practice on the iPhone?

I want to allow the user to enter data on an iPhone. I've got a screen that will look like: New Animal Name: Enter Name Type: [ Mammal ] | Amphibian Number of feet: 2 Or when ...
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Is there a name for the type of grouped list used for iPhone contacts?

I use iPhone contacts as an example but you see it everywhere. The sort of list I'm talking about is where the group header (e.g. in the contacts example "S" ) docks to the top of the list while you ...
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A workable tag auto-suggestion design for mobile devices

Over at Stack Exchange we (fairly) recently rolled out a mobile design for all of our sites. This was definitely a 1.0 attempt, and while I think it's a huge improvement over what we had (which was ...
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Is swipe gesture in Mobile Application distracting users with vertical scroling page ?

Normally Vertical scrolling page that used with up-down gesture for Mobile Application to browse data but also have next page to browse too Example of Sitemap Categories (Table List of ...
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Android application for London Transport (usability ?) [closed]

I'm developing the Android application for London Transport which includes Journey Planner, Tube status, Live Departures Boards, Maps, Finding a taxi function and so on. I'd like to get some ...
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Customizing iPhone app's navigation bar with custom typeface?

I'm currently designing my first iPhone application, and I've decided to go with a UI using the default UIKit controls, but customized with my own colors and textures. One area where I'm having ...
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Best way to switch between views with different navbars

On the iPhone, when a set of views have different colored and textured navigation bars, what is the best way to animate in the new view when the user taps on a tabbar icon? Should the new fade in ...
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How do I present massive amounts of data on the iPhone?

In our current iPhone project, we're supposed to gather and present rather huge amounts of data in comparison to what we're used to in our development group. What we're supposed to present is as ...
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Back button on iPhone

There is an opinion that in iPhone apps, there's no point in placing the Back button on screens that are directly accessible via the main navigation menu (at the bottom) - because the button just ...
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Show camera feature on iPhone when there is no camera?

In my iPhone app I have a root view with some options, one being a "Camera" option where you can take a photo to send to us. My question is should I either A: Show it "grayed out" or B: Not show it ...
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Is this element using the correct affordance?

what do you guys think about this page http://apple.stackexchange.com/: The "active" button is highlighted in a way that looks like the iphone's drag button. So the first thing that comes to my ...
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When is the appropriate time to use the “i” icon in an app?

I am currently debating if: The "i" icon should only be used when the target page\view only displays additional information. (help text, credits, about, terms & conditions, etc.) The "i" icon ...
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iPhone & Mobile Web: Pagination vs. Load more vs. Scrolling

We're working on a iPhone app and mobile website with search results loaded from the web. Several sorting options are available, every result has a photo. There are potentially hundreds of results. I ...
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In what situations would pagination be perferable over scrolling on the iPhone?

In the case of displaying blocks of text I know that the majority of applications on the iPhone support scrolling. Notable exceptions are ebook apps like iBooks and the Kindle app. Is the decision ...
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iPhone App: Best practice for sign in with password recovery?

I'm in the process of wireframing an iPhone App for a big website with some functions that can only be used by signed in users (e.g. favorites, saved searched). Many apps use the modal dialog to ...
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Looking for amazing iPhone UI/UX designers [closed]

Can anyone recommend some amazing designers for iPhone user interfaces? I'm looking to hire the 'best of the best' for a clients project. Apparently there is 'famous' designers for this - can't seem ...
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Navigation bar necessary for mobile app with no hiearchy?

In iPhone UI development, we have this design pattern of putting the current location in the UINavigationBar. When you first open the app, it will generally show the company logo. As you navigate, the ...
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iPhone App: Tab Bar vs. Dashboard (aka Grid Navigation). Or both?

I'm working on an iPhone app (early stage) and we had some discussions on the best navigation system: Dashboard style (examples) This would be the home screen. What I like: Good feature overview; a ...
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When should a mobile app have only one orientation?

Under what circumstances should a mobile app only have one orientation? That is, when you flip your phone landscape or portrait, the view does not adjust. Why did the following two iPhone apps force ...
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How can I find UI designers for iPhone apps

I am a software developer who likes to develop iPhone apps in his free time. I have found that being not very skilled (or maybe talented) in graphic design, it takes a lot of time to create the ...
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Is it good or bad to follow iPhone native look and feel in design of mobile Websites?

Is it good or bad to follow iPhone native look and feel in design of mobile Websites? I'm making Mobile website for Smartphones (iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, BlackBerry, Windows 7 Mobile) but the UI ...
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Search filtering UI in a mobile app?

I'm making a mobile app for searching an extremely large dataset (trademarks) that have each been tagged in one or more of 45 categories. (E.g., "Budweiser" might be tagged in both clothing ...
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UI for saving changes in document-based mobile app?

I'm making a photoshop-like image editor (e.g. for drawing pictures and diagrams) for iPhone and Android mobile devices. I'm designing the interface for saving documents with regards to how data loss ...
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Mobile Application UI Development, what should I look for?

I have been tasked to find a mobile app UI developer. I am not sure what to look for. We have a team of mobile app developers we are working with who asked us to come up with the UI. Do I need someone ...
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Archive of iOS / android app icons?

In creating an iOS app icons, it'd be great to see if I'm getting too close to anything that is already out there... but is there any good way to check? I haven't come across any archives out there ...
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Encourage users to tap the “review” button

How to layout an Info screen, so as many as possible are tempted to tap the "review" button? I wish users would tap the "review" button and write a long positive review on the app store where they ...
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Should video always play full screen on cell phones?

This is a discussion of how to design a video website's UI based on a cell phone's features. I personally think that the UI should be based solely on the phone's screen size. A co-worker thinks that ...
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Using UISwitch to toggle favourite

I have an iPhone app that consists of events. Users can both favourite an event, and add an alarm to an event. Currently the favourite button works by using a checkmark accessory, whilst the alarm ...
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Heuristic for dragging items across horizontal pages

I am trying to let users drag items across a collection of horiztonal pages, similar to the Android home or iPhone Springboard. On Android, I find it incredibly hard to get an icon to go from page to ...
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How to simplify an iPhone share screen?

After a user successfully performs an action - let's call it "Ramble" - I want to: Prompt them to help their friends in the system do the same action Encourage them to share (FB wall, Tweet, etc.) ...
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Alternatives to Microsoft Visio? [closed]

What are good alternatives to Microsoft Visio? I use it in my Android/iPhone app design workflow to illustrate a sequence of actions. Then I can generate a PDF to share with developers. However, ...
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Should an iPhone application scroll to the top of a table when resorting

My application has a table view with a segmented control in a navigation bar. When the users taps a segment in the segmented control, the application fades the table into it's newly sorted state. The ...
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iPhone, description of values on a summary screen are long, need to provide a few words and a sort of popup with the full description?

The first screen in my app will show a summary of the values held / derived in my app. The descriptions for each value are going to be quite long. I don't want the screen to be cluttered with lots of ...
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Implementing the iPhone alpha navigation in the browser [closed]

Curious if anyone has examples of the alpha navigation used in iPhone apps to jump quickly through long lists, but implemented in the browser? Think - a mobile browser version of Contacts.app where ...
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What are some resources for designing slick iPhone UI graphics?

I am currently working the graphics for my iPhone app and would like to take in some tutorials and info about how to make it look as polished as possible. I can only find resources about iteraction ...
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Is it ok to hide the TabBar for some detail views in an IPhone App?

I'm working on an iPhone app with a detail view that fits exactly on a (vertical) iPhone screen. Here's a screenshot of the view in question: http://screencast.com/t/NDBjZWRkMWQt The problem is that ...
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iPhone - Mimic the capture photo animation?

Ive hopped over from the GIS SE site. I am trying to mock up some iPhone dummy apps in photoshop for a presentation. I already found this great link on this site, but have a more specific Q. When you ...
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Swipe-left-to-search (iOS paging model) in iPhone app?

Are there examples of iPhone apps that use the "Swipe-left-to-search" paging model from the iOS homescreen? This is the graphical representation of it: http://bit.ly/a21Tto
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Tools for creating mockups for mobile device UIs [closed]

I am looking for tools that can help me to create UI mockups for different mobile phones such as iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 7 devices. Is there any application that can do this?
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iPhone/iPad: Do people use landscape mode?

I noticed that I nearly never use landscape mode except when I have to (apps with fixed orientation) or when watching videos. But of course I don't want to consult customers based on my own behavior. ...
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What are Windows Phone 7 best practices ? [closed]

What are WP7 best practices ? Here are some sub-questions What are main differences between a good iPhone UI and a good WP7 UI ? For a cross-platform app, should we choose a look-likely UI or ...