A software application designed to run on smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile devices.

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Is there a familiar / common way of getting users to bookmark a web app?

I am under the assumption mobile users prefer / are more familiar with installing an app from the store vs bookmarking a web app (as referenced below). Please correct me if this assumption is ...
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Customization of UI for single hand use

Looking at some articles written about Apples's new patent on specialised detection circuitry to whether the user is using the phone with their left or right hand, it leads to potential applications ...
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Allow users to use app without registering

I am planning on not requiring users to register upon downloading a mobile app (location-based social media), and instead allowing them to use a limited version of the app without an account. How ...
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Where should I place my credits for my App?

I am almost done with my first app, but I used a font that requires credit. Where should I put my credits for my app? Is there a required spot? I would prefer putting them in my app's description ...
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Save filter and show it on homepage

I'm working on enterprise app that would be an one stop place for a few departments to store their dashboards and reports( or maybe different file types ) The Homepage shows the files listed on their ...
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Using native iOS / Android icons on another App expecting users to understand it

I'm facing an impasse with a colleague of mine regarding the usage of native iOS / Android icons on one of the apps we are currently building. This very app offers the users the possibility of finding ...
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Changing button alpha value v button text colour to indicate current button status

I'm working on an old iOS app which requires updating. This app requires users to make selections from various screens. For example, the user needs to make two choices on the main screen before ...
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What is the way to show sections (chapters, bookmarks…) in videoplayer for mobile?

We have text descriptions of video content with corresponding links to the timeline. Is there a proper way to show such sections to the user, so one could see all the sections and navigate with them? ...
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What is the best way to get users to make an account? - Mobile App

What is the most user friendly way to get users to make an account in a mobile app? Is the best way to not allow the user to use the app before they create an account, or do you allow them to use the ...
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In what instances should a bottom navigation be hidden (mobile app)?

Many mobile apps have bottom navigation (think Instagram, Twitter, etc.). However, for some of the pages / processes, the bottom navigation disappears. E.g. On Instagram, once you do the process of ...
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How to prevent duplicate credentials being entered on 2 different user devices

If user A inputs credentials into a mobile app (first name, last name, Email ID and reference number) in order to unlock the app; whats the best way to prevent user B from inputting the same ...
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What is the preferred image size for List items in a mobile application? [closed]

First of all we are talking about a Real Estate application where the user is presented with a List full of apartments. Each list item has a Photo, Title, Price and the classic favorite icon. ...
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What is the easiest way to represent “history” menu?

I have been testing a mobile application (iOS) that allows you to access past actions. I'm currently using an icon like this https://cdn1.iconfinder.com/data/icons/material-core/21/history-128.png to ...
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Testing Filtering Functionality inside a map based native mobile App

We have a map based native applications for Android and iOS, with the goal to help the user finding certain spots/locations that we have put on our map (sadly I can't go to close into detail of what ...
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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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Where should a user return after successfully completing phone call?

Consider this: You enter the Phone app on your Android device. You find the contact you want to call using search. You successfully call that contact from the search results. After a 15min call, you ...
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Scale to select time period - linear or exponential?

in my app, I need to allow customers to select a period of time between 15 minutes to up to 24 hours. Now, I'm a bit confused of which is the best way to create a scale, linear or exponential. The ...
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How to encourage ethical usage and discourage unethical usage?

I am currently creating a computer malfunction tool at a university IT center. Ideally, the tool is supposed to work as something similar to an amber alert, where the reporting of some event could be ...
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How do I list contacts?

Let's suppose you have a chat mobile app that only sends messages. I'm the user. I want to send a message to X. If person X is in my contact list, but doesn't have the app, I text her and the ...
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Why does a personal identification number (PIN) code only contain 4 digits?

I'm in the process of designing an app that allows users to sign in via a personal identification number (PIN) code. I'm curious to know why a typical pin code usually contains four numbers, and why ...
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Designing App Interface for Parkinson's Patients?

I am currently in the process of designing a UI for an app to be utilized by Parkinson's patients. I am struggling to make the interface as intuitive as possible, as of now I have minimized visual ...
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Where did the 3 dot 'user is typing' feedback you see on messenger apps originate?

I've noticed a lot of messenger apps such as HipChat and Facebook Messenger have implemented a horizontal 3 dot icon which signifies a user is typing. I'm curious to know how this icon came about ...
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Should I choose a short or lengthy title for my app on App Store?

By now I have read numerous articles about App Store optimisation. Some advise me to use a long title with a lot of keywords (bang for my bucks etc…) but others say the title should be short (25 ...
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Which colors should I use for a game result graph?

I'm designing a game app for Android. We have three states for the game result with the following colors. Win - Green Tie - Yellow Lose - Red What do you think about this color combination? Is ...
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list of items with status

Im with the design of an APP with a holiday request list. Each request has a type (Holidays, Illness, etc) a pair of dates, and an Status. The Status can be: Pending: Approved: Denied: ...
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Mobile app navigation: Back vs. cancel

I am designing a mobile app in which there is at least one multi-step process. Throughout the app, I want the back button to mean back one step, but not up a level in information hierarchy. During ...
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Call to action on mobile app home screen and widgets [closed]

Hello fellow designers. I am working for the german lotto ticket reseller for almost a year. I am responsible for the responsive website we develop in-house. Since the native iOS and Android app is ...
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User Interface design for HTML based mobile applications [closed]

I'm currently working on the User Interface design for a responsive mobile app that is being coded using html. This is the first mobile app development project for me as well as my Head of Engineering ...
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Improving textual connotation to buttons

I'm developing a "photo editor'sh" app. At the final stage, just before saving the outcome to the camera roll, I'm previewing the outcome to the user(With my own watermark), with two option: 1.Save ...
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Giving positive/negative connotation to two textual options/buttons

I'm developing an "photo editor'ish" mobile application. After the user has finished processing their photo (such as choosing filters, shape, etc), the user should save the outcome to their camera ...
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Horizontal or vertical navigation on mobile saas apps? [duplicate]

Is there any (new) research on whether to go with horizontal or vertical navigation on mobile-responsive saas apps? I've seen a bunch of articles from 3-5 years ago and was trying to see if anyone had ...
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How many breakpoints for mobile devices in responsive design and mobile native apps? [closed]

In a browser based app with responsive design, how many breakpoints are needed? Have you done any projects as an example, and what are the best industry practices? I normally see only 3 breakpoints; ...
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Should scrollable block elements be used with mobile devices?

I've got a user experience concern/issue. I've developed a mobile application (HTML5/CSS3) that's primary usage will be with tablet sized displays (iPads). Some of the "legal verbiage" (I'll call it ...
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Is it legit to break some manufacturers guidelines in profit of a context or a need?

Everything is in the title, I'm currently having an eternal "confrontation" with developers. This question could be summed up like this : About mobile manufacturers guidelines, are they really made ...
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What's the best way to get the users to do Manual Selection of Location on Mobile App?

I am trying to make a very simple UI for less-literate, not so expert users. Is it better to show states, regions, neighbourhoods (in that order) on a popup for the user to select his/her location, or ...
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How do people handle the experience of a filter input + tab bar + keyboard on Android?

I've been working on an Ionic (Hybrid) app that uses system-like defaults. More specifically, I am supporting the tab bar on the bottom of the screen on iOS and the top of the page on Android. My ...
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Best resources for modern mobile app UI design? [closed]

I am a product manager for a mobile app on iOS and Android. The app is called RockMyRun. It's a music streaming service for the health and fitness market. Our design principles are bright colors, flat ...
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In-store product scanning with a mobile app

We are developing a mobile app for a clothing company and one of the features we are implementing is 'Scan in store'. Basically, when the user is in store, they can use the mobile app to scan a ...
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Is video onboarding a good idea?

Our target users don't have much experience with mobile apps and are familiar with Whatsapp or couple more apps at max. So, I've been thinking of showing 'how to use app' video(gif) during the splash ...
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What's the best undo button position for a tinder X ecommerce app

I'm working on an ecommerce app that uses a tinder like approach to browse products. http://fashionista.com/2014/05/tinder-for-fashion-apps the core ui will be right to add like and left to not ...
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Logging out of mobile app without Internet connection

I’m currently developing an Android app (native) that connects to a service via an API. I recently added a logout functionality that sends a call via the API to logout the user on the server ...
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UX strategies and its implementation aimed at preventing RSI in mobile apps?

I have seen many desktop software for office workers like Workrave, Guardian-EOS and RSI Guard (Remedy Interactive is apparently same company behind Guardian-EOS) out there to prevent repetitive ...
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Is it better to start app UI design for iPhone 5 or 6?

This question drives me crazy, as well as my dev colleagues. For which iPhone screen resolution I should begin designing so during development it easier adapts on other devices? Usually, I start ...
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Displaying multiple validation messages

Let's say my password field has the following validations (not limited to) on my Sign Up form, Password length should be 6-12 characters. Password must contain at least 1 number. Password must ...
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Where can I find iterative UIs of popular mobile apps?

I want to study the evolution of applications (native mobile apps). For websites the Wayback Machine does offer this facility, but for mobile apps the archive is not so easy to find. Where can I ...
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Making it easier for users to fill out form on mobile apps

I am working on a mobile app and we are experiencing significant dropoff when asking users to add their bank account details. The form is quite long but unfortunately these fields are mandatory. It ...
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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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Any good examples of mode-less windows for mobile?

For example, let's say I'm editing an object and I reach a field that needs certain data. But the data is elsewhere in the app. Rather than abandoning my changes, I would prefer for the app to save my ...
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Enticing users to join a paid subscription

my client reached out to me with a dilemma...as part of their mobile app, their is a monthly subscription service that shows you customized tutorials on how to apply make up etc.... problem: how can ...
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Do users finds the android widgets and iOS “today” widgets usable?

I wish to do little survey regarding the usage of mobile widgets. What % usage of widgets usage in Android/ iOS ("today widget")? What type of users are using mobile widgets? (e.g. only power users) ...