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Tool/ workaround for testing locally stored Webpage on iPhone

I need to test a webpage on iPhone. Due to some security/IT regulations, I'm not allowed to use cloud services (especially US-based 8-) , because I'm working for a big company in Europe). So I'm ...
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Why doesn't the calculator in iPhone have a backspace?

Why doesn't the calculator in iPhone have a backspace? It only has a 'AC / C' button which clears the complete entry that was made. If a user wants to get rid of the last digit / last few digits that ...
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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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iPhone layout to choose when having ads on bottom of the screen? Hamburger menu or bottom tab bar?

I am working on an iPhone app that needs to have ads at the bottom of the screen. I am not sure if I should use a hamburger (side) menu or a tab bar. In my opinion, the tab bar is the better option, ...
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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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What are the drag & drop patterns for iPhone 5 or 6?

I'm working on a design for an iPhone app that drags & drops pictures from one place to the other, something similar to the screenshot below. I downloaded a few of the most popular picture apps ...
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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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User Experience for Comparing two Photos

I want to allow users to compare two Photos with some text to accompany placed next to each other and allow the users to vote. I want to allow Users to be able to choose which of the two dishes they ...
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Using Segmented Controls vs Tab bar

I have to document the general possibilities of an iOS app structure for my team, so I'm reading the guidelines to all the navigation and control structures. But I can't seem to understand when to use ...
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How to display 5 plus horizontal tabs on mobile device

This is purely for a mobile website that must have horizontal tabs. The difficulty is that there could potentially be 5-7 tabs, with 5 being more likely. The text for each tab is long, which could ...
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Is a notification counter needed?

I didn't find anything about this. I would like to know if there is any problem in using just a floating circle, warning the user about new notifications or should I display the number of ...
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Better way to do drill-down selection in iOS?

I show a UIPickerView with a list of options: Vegetables, Fruits, Greetings, Shopping When selecting any of the above options, will show another UIPickerView with options like (if we have ...
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iOS app webviews - how to show the equivalent of multiple tabs on the desktop

I have a website that shows a list of news stories, much like Hacker News. Users can upvote stories, or they can click each headline to be taken to the actual news story on the external website. I ...
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How to display “number of days outstanding since last payment” in iPhone app?

I want to display this information in iPhone App "Number of days outstanding since last payment". The value can practically range from 0 to any value but I want to categorise it into three major ...
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What is the proper way to inform users that their device can't be supported for a weird reason?

Apple has disregarded W3C standards by replacing the HTML5 video player with their own full-screen only video player in all iPhone browsers. Apple even went as far as to make it impossible to ...
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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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Transient info dialog on iOS

Scenario: An iOS app has a list of cars User clicks a car in the list and an "edit car" page is displayed User modifies data and clicks OK and is returned to the list At this point we would like to ...
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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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Is the “apple slider button” using the correct affordance?

Here's a screenshot of apple.stackexchange.com: The button "active" is decorated in a way which looks like an iPhone's slider control. The first thing that comes to mind is that it's draggable ...
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Is placing navigation buttons in the toolbar a good practice from the accessibility point of view?

I designed an iPhone mobile app and now I need to conduct an accessibility review. The requirement was to follow iOS8 UI guidelines and make it look as if it was a native app. For the first time I ...
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Cancel button in iOS popup menus

Are there any guidelines as to whether the Cancel button in iOS pop-ups should be at the very top of the popup menu or bottom? Which is the correct one from below examples:
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Phone screen list item selection to replace drag / drop

I'm designing an app that will require the user to select a single item from a scrollable list and add it to a chat box that resides at bottom of a chat panel. For wider screen web/tablet/iPad ...
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Approve, Reject and Forward (iphone and Android)

I'm trying to figure out 2 situations. 1)- We need to add "approve/Reject/Forward" quick actions when the user swipes to the left in one of the requests. I would like to know if the actions are ...
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iOS main menu having the same screens as a fake navigation bar

I've built this app for a client GP of NOLA. Where as you can see we have a main menu (first thing you see when opening the app) and when you enter any category you can move between the categories ...
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How to walk the user through a complicated UI on a small iPhone screen?

I've been building and building and ended up with an app that I now need to educate the user on first use. It is a very "sophisticated" and quick icon generator for programmers. My app has up to 16 ...
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Assign 15 people to event from a pool of 550 in an iPhone app

I'm trying to design a way to assign 15 to 20 people to a scheduled event choosing from a pool of around 500 available persons. Currently, I use one screen that should show number of available slots, ...
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iPhone app - Persistent hamburger menu vs last page visited [closed]

I'm wondering which option is best for an iPhone app using a hamburger menu (placed at the top left): The menu is persistent on every single page even when the user goes to a sub-level. When the ...
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What is the iOS alternative to a radio button? [duplicate]

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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Where to put 'Home' button in iOS UINavigationController

I'm currently working on an iPhone App that uses the UINavigationController as a means for navigating throughout the App. The navigation-stack can go fairly deep, so It's quite a hassle for the user ...
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Sharing User Flow - Use Separate or Combined Interaction?

I'm working on a sharing flow for an iOS Mobile App where the user will be gifting something to up to 10 different people. Those people could be contacts stored in Contacts, Facebook friends, Twitter, ...
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What are the possible/best ways to allow a production mobile app to switch API endpoint to a development server?

Suppose I have a mobile app that uses an API at api.myapp.com. I want to be able to test the app on my personal dev machine mymac.local and also on a production-standard test server test.myapp.com. ...
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What is the preferred iOS input for a year entry field?

What is the better input type for a year entry field: A scrollable “flipper” or a numerical keyboard?
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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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Which ONE iOS device would you choose for design & testing? [closed]

If you had a shoestring budget and could purchase any SINGLE iOS device for testing design and interaction of an iOS app, which would you choose? iPhone 6, 6+, 5, 5S, iPod touch, something else? I ...
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Navigating through app with follow-up screens

For my internship assignment I'm making a (iOS) reporting app for a client that will be used in-house. My client and I both have little experience in the design of iOS. I went to my client with paper ...
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Ergonomic trackpad+button layout for Smart TV remote control

I'm developing a remote control iOS app that will be used to control a web browser running within a smart TV and need some help. I'm interested in how I can place controls in such a way that it is ...
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How do I improve the QR code scanning experience?

Many people see QR codes, but many people don't know how to use them since an additional app is required. Sometimes TWO apps are required such as Zxing Some newbie people open up a camera, and take ...
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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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Ok to show iAd beneath Tab Bar?

Would it be acceptable in an iPhone app to show the iAd underneath the bottom tab bar? I know that this is not ideal, but for programming reasons I find that it may be necessary. Does this impact the ...
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Easiest way to create accounts for users

I am currently creating an iPhone app, and I'm almost done with the whole process. One of the last features I'd like to add is for users to be able to review an object, rate it (on a scale of 1-5), ...
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Grid system for mobile app mockups?

1) For native mobile apps (iOS7, Android etc.), do you guys do mockups using the grid system too? Like maybe, 4-column grid layout for mobile apps? I heard of the grid system being used for responsive ...
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Why does iPhone's Reminder App not show on home screen?

I just migrate from Nokia 5230 to iPhone5s. When I'm using iPhone Reminder App, I find that the reminder items are only accessible within the app. That is to say, you have to open the Reminder App to ...
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Can you apply a similar UI design used on a “web” app towards a “native” (iphone, android) app?

I'm in the process of redesigning my website to be responsive, so this will also include a "mobile" web designed version of my website. I'm just wondering, would I be able to use my "mobile" web app ...
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Is there a point at which an interface design can be considered “complete?”

A point of lessening returns where further iteration and refinement either have a net zero benefit or are actually detrimental to the user experience?
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On mobile, how should I present a post that has both comments and a main media component requiring a large thumbnail?

Take a site like Reddit for example, where users can post images or media in general and have people comment on it. I want the content and the media to be both easily accessible. My initial plan is ...
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When should you use popovers in an iPhone app?

I am working on an iPhone app for a client. At the moment they have a main page for viewing a list of events and then a "filter" button to press to take you to another page to set the distancea away ...
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CAPTCHA on mobile: what are the alternatives?

From a UX perspective, CAPTCHA's are bad, bad, bad. But let's say we have this as a requirement. And it's for a hybrid app (compiled app, but built upon an HTML5 platform). I'm trying to find out: ...
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Any non finicky way to show extra rollover info on an iphone

I'm converting a really long survey from a web app to a mobile app. It's 250 questions long so I've divided it into logical sections to split it up a bit. The idea is a user is presented with a ...
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iPhone app - bottom menu vs hamburger menu

I'm working on a news and prices app, and I'm currently working on the menu. The team has 2 different approaches: a traditional bottom menu or a hamburger menu (like on Facebook app). Which approach ...
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iPhone: Tab bar item badge count overflow

I want to display the unread-message count on a tab bar item. What should be the max badge count? What should be displayed when the count exceeds that max?