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Toast message or dialog message for displaying internet connection error message on application

We are designing a new android application. The app is in its initial stage of architectural design and UI definition. One of the main question is how to display internet connection error message, On ...
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Should I empty the wrongly filled fields or leave as user has filled after validation message?

In our mobile applications (intended for Android and iOS platforms), we have fields that should be filled by users. If the user fills the field not in required format what should I show the ...
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For an app with videos, how do you get users to view more than just the first few pages of results?

I'm making an app that has tonnes of categories of videos and within each category could be hundreds of videos. The problem is that users generally only scroll through maybe 30 results which means ...
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Is it good UX to allow the user to browse a mobile app as a guest until they want to make a payment?

I have been through this dilemma many times with new apps. So finally I'm seeking some help. So when the app is new and in the process of gathering more users, is it good to let them use the app ...
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Placeholder text vs. disabled text

I currently develop some forms in a desktop application. There is the idea to use placeholder texts in some input fields (edits) as known from HTML forms or touch systems like smartphones. But ...
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Scrolling Tab Bar Mobile app

Scrollable Tab Bar... ...or 'More' button? Which is more user-friendly? I am new to mobile design and don't have a device myself so I could not say which is more used. I'm targeting Android, ...
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Forum - Threaded Messaging on Mobile

I need to display a threaded forum on Mobile. It's a fully fledged threaded forum where users can reply on any "reply". Currently I am displaying the forum in threaded order, but as it is a small ...
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combining cards UI and buttons

I am designing a application for android and have decided to go with the cards theme for the visual design. reasons being, that the information being presented fits the cards format: short bursts of ...
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Can I interrupt search if user taps other navigation element?

We are making a mobile news app. It has a menu with a search field inside. When the user starts searching, we show an overlay with a loading wheel to show that something is going on. If the user taps ...
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multi select option in iOS app - how to design the multi select button

I'm currently working on an app that offers multi selection (see attached image). Now I am wondering how to design the multi select "circle" in the toolbar. Should it be not marked while the user ...
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Presentation of long form in iOS

We're designing a very long form in an iOS app. Our first conclusion is that the form must be split into multiple pages, since follow-up questions depend on previous answers (see here: Long pages vs ...
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Better Registration for Mobile Apps

We want to let users register on our Mobile App with their Phone Number, then verify it using SMS without the need to enter a password -- may be like what WhatsApp is doing with their on-boarding ...
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Force full screen for mobile websites?

Is it ok to force full screen for mobile websites to make them seem more like native mobile apps? jQuery: http://sindresorhus.com/screenfull.js/ iOS 7.1 minimal-ui: ...
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Horizontal Scroll Web App

I'm developing a new web app. The app's core is mainly a system for managing business data. And because there are a lot of fields to manage (list, view, edit, delete, organize, ...), I was thinking ...
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Launching Another App

Is it bad practice to launch a webpage in Safari from your iOS app? It seems to have its pro's and con's. Pros The transition to Safari looks better than to an in-app browser Users are more ...
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Ideas. Mobile App with Scores

I need to create an app which allows users to score sections of a questionnaire. The score ranges from 1 - 10, speed would dictate that buttons would be the fastest way to do this and it is something ...
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Why is it ok that apps don't respond to device orientation but webpages are expected to?

There are plenty of mobile apps that only work in a single orientation. Landscape (Garageband, lots of games), Portrait (Settings, Phone, Remote, App Store, Twitter, Facebook, lots of games) What ...
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How to handle when necessary conditions for application to function are not met?

I have created a location-based app, with its core functionality being location. It is not a maps type application, it also relies on the internet. Right now my current way of handling when the user ...
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What are slabs of screen sizes for developing apps for mobile devices(including tablets) ?

I am not sure whether my title is clear, so will try to explain here. Before building an app for mobile, what screen size should i consider first keeping in mind the android fragmentation. For iOS ...
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UX gains by embedding a responsive website into apps?

Having a responsive website that has all features available for differently sized devices often isn't enough for clients. They additionally request Apps for iOS and Android (and if you're lucky also ...
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What to do when there is a delay in syncing due to no internet connection?

I am making an app which lets the user keep notes. One of the features is that the notes can be synced to a remote server and can also be edited online from the website. Here is a scenario that I ...
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Best practice for representing iOS system apps (Settings or Messages) in your app's UI

In the app we're currently developing, part of the work flow involves redirection to the Settings app and the Messages systems apps (don't get me started on the UX of that. I've tried...). Anyway, ...
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What is a good UI/UX for asking people to pick from two lists?

I posted this on Stack Overflow, but was told that this would be a better place to post this. I have an Android app where I want to ask users to pick a tag but it has two levels to it. So essentially ...
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Documents List on Mobile

What is the best way to represent a list of documents on mobile? I am designing a mobile web application developed in SharePoint. What are some must-have features for a documents page? Details + ...
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Is it bad practice to emulate native UI elements in a hybrid app?

I personally feel that borrowing from the native interface will improve the user's experience, especially in terms of navigation. It seems to me that since hybrid apps are distributed in the same way ...
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What part of facebook users who have a smartphone didn't installed facebook app?

To facebook connect on mobile, we have to choose supporting whether people who installed facebook app (1) or people who didn't (2). (1) is less complicated and better UX (2) catches every facebook ...
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Intuitive way of presenting options on toggle-able items

This question is a little hard to explain so I'll do my best to explain. I'm creating an alarm type app where a user chooses a location and has two options they can decide if they want on or not. Each ...
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Is it worth to change the style of my webapp's menu?

Is there a difference regarding UX between those both styles of mobile menu display: (one appears one the left side, other on the full width vertically) This one above is the kind of navbar that ...
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Enable and Disable Representation Icon [closed]

I am designing an application. It shows a list of folder which can be enabled or disabled to share. How can we make the user to understand it is Enabled/Disabled in Iconic representation. When the ...
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Scrolable Tabs or Navigation Drawer for navigation in Android app?

I am making Zodiac app, and I there are these categories of zodiac in my app: daily horoscope, weekly horoscope, monthly horoscope, daily love horoscope I am not sure what type of navigation I ...
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information architecture for a restaurant menu for a mobile application

I'm currently designing a mobile application (android) for ordering food. The purpose of the application would be similar to the justeat app. The biggest challenge as yet is structuring the menu and ...
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Why do Facebook and Instagram force you to play videos?

Multiple times when scrolling through my news feed or looking at new things on instagram, I come across a video from friends, when I scroll past this it immediately starts to play. Normally I really ...
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Conventions for expanding accordions

It seems like there is a lot of variations and confusions about the control element used to expand and collapse panels or sections of a page. I believe some refer to it as a 'twistie' and others call ...
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How often should you redesign the user interface of a mobile app (non-consumer)? [closed]

Is there a published best-practice or recommendation for how often the user interface of a mobile app (professional/enterprise not consumer) should be totally redesigned? If so, could someone please ...
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Sorting (ascending/descending) in android mobile app

Here is a screenshot of filters that may be applied to a list of orders. I am interested in sorting them by date, address, etc. However, the (A-Z) and (Z-A) labels are not suitable for data types such ...
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Best UI for horoscope/zodiac Android app

download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups I want to make horoscope Android applicaiton, and I'm not sure which navigation I should use. I'm thinking about these two ...
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Alternative UI to Spreadsheet

I'm working on a an app that has a large spreadsheet of data - individual and office sales stats to be specific. X number of rows and about 13-14 columns of data. User selects the office to view stats ...
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How to indicate a Male choice / Female choice of identical content

I'm working on an app that will be used for therapeutic purposes. Some of the excercises include audio tracks, and those audio tracks have been recorded twice (one with a male's voice and one with a ...
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Input controls within the bounds of a tappable tile

I have tappable tiles that navigate off to a different page in an app. Within the bounds of these tiles I have input controls. Interacting with these input controls should have no effect on the ...
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Is there any UX historical reference for major web properties and their products?

I've been considering for a little while this question. Some minor research hasn't lead to a solution but there are lots of silos, just not the one I'm looking for. Something in the same nature as ...
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Notify in-app or device-level in an enterprise mobile app

User is suppose to use this app all day in the field while taking orders. Order could be saved offline (when network is not available) and saved on server when network is available again. If the data ...
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If the user needs credits to buy stickers/emoticons should the credit no. avail always be visible?

I'm working on an app that allows the single purchase of stickers, not just sticker packs. This means we need to user a credit system for the sticker purchase since you can't have in app purchases ...
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Best way to represent gender

I am building a social app, but I'm stuck at one place. I have to show the gender of a user. I was thinking of a few things- Maybe i could show those gender icons like these,besides every user name. ...
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Do mobile apps typically include a tutorial for new users?

I'm developing a new CRUD app for Android. I feel like my menu is intuitive, but nevertheless, I worry that some new users may not understand my app. My Question: Do mobile apps typically include ...
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Is there any evidence to back up the theory elderly people won't know how to use a smartphone?

I was discussing with my boss earlier and he mentioned that the app I am currently designing for iOS and Android will be used by elderly people. We then began to plan around the same old theory that ...
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Mobile application: Let the user first to choose camera or gallery or open camera first?

We have to develop a new application which main function is to take photos/videos or browse existing photos from gallery and share them with FB friends. In order to share photos/videos users shall ...
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Should “delete” and “cancel” be icon or text in mobile application?

Designing an interface for an android app, I stumbled upon a paradox and I'm a bit confused about what to do and why to do. Context User wants to delete his/her post's comments.
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Why have a splash screen and best practices for native app

I am designing a splash screen for a native mobile app. I am wondering if expect for the brand identity there are any reasons from a UX perspective to include a splash screen in the app and if there ...
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Improving the “booking page” for a taxi booking mobile application

I'm currently working on a taxi booking application and have got to the stage where I need to design the "Book" page where the user can create a new advance taxi booking. The features are as follows: ...
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Creating an avatar that shows the accuracy/recency of the data to show map position where there are multiple user avatars

So the problem is a follows, I would like to show user's location overlaid on a map, but the geo data for each user is only pulled from the server every 5 minutes or so, thus there is a decrease in ...