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

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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 [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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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What are some of the quick UX fixes for a mobile app? [closed]

Anything which is very obvious but app developers tend to ignore. Anything which is a strict no-no while designing for mobile apps?
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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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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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When is the most appropriate time to perform a web service check to see whether or not the current version is still supported?

I have an Android mobile application and when it starts up, I need to perform a check to see whether the installed version is still compatible with the my currently active web services. When I run ...
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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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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 you create onboarding logic for first time user experience?

Are there any good resources for writing logic for a series of coachmarks for onboarding users? Specifically, actions that trigger a coachmark in a series, how long they are shown, when they are ...
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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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Tabs placement on a product view

I'm working on an app, its primary feature is rating/commenting on some kind of product (I used a banana as an example). I've got a problem with the tab navigation, please take a look: In the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Deciding about labels (Taxonomy in User Interface)

I work for a delivery company and we are creating a new section for our mobile app, which has the following features: Pending reviews of restaurants Order Status Order History Favorite restaurants ...
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Why do apps rarely indicate the selected icon on their navigation bars

i'm looking for a suitable way to indicate that the user is on the cart page on an ecommmerce app by differentiating the cart icon from the rest of the icons on the navigation bar. there's obviously ...
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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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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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Central menu trigger on mobile devices

I've been reading some articles about user behavior on mobile devices, and a lot of them keep showing this image: When trying to figure it out the best menu on the app I'm working on I noticed the ...
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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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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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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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Would users understand splitting an Android app's functionality by permission?

Say I'm developing an app for Android tablets that supports offline use, such as a mail or Usenet client. As far as I can tell, most tablets are Wi-Fi-only, and the user is likely to be away from ...
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Is the small alphabetical index on mobile phone lists usable

I'm working on several mobile filters with long lists and wondering if this pattern that's been used in most mobile phone contact lists is actually usable? It seems too small to get an accurate press ...
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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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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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Horizontal Scrolling Menu or Tab Bar?

I am developing a mobile application supporting iOS, Android and Windows platforms. The app comprise of "sectional navigation". By sectional navigation I mean it has various sections such as: 1. Maps ...
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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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How to communicate that an app never sends information to a server?

If you have an app that never sends any information to any server, what would be the best way to communicate this via the UI? Background: I produce an app that stores data chosen by the user, ...
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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) ...
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How to avoid opening a dialog from within a dialog?

I'm designing a mobile modal dialog which will prompt users to activate a critical app feature related to the security of their data. The dialog should include two action: ACTIVATE (for activating ...
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Gesture based checkout for ecommerce app

We are working on a feature that allows returning customers to checkout with a gesture, since they have already given their payment and delivery info in their previous purchase. p.s. This is for ...
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How to make horizontal scroll obvious?

The current project I am currently working on has one screen we display a list of contents which you can scroll vertically and when user taps on the share button on content it loads a list of people ...
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Best way to manage user experience when doing a database reset within a trivia app

BACKGROUND Apologies in advance, but this question requires some context. I'm working on a trivia app which has 600 questions in the database. Upon launching the app, the user is presented with a ...
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When designing for tablet, is it better to restrict the app to one layout?

With more features being added to our app, it becomes more challenging to design for both landscape AND portrait, while trying to maintain optimal layouts for both cases. Often than we expect the ...
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Mobile Learning Report

I am looking for a Comparative Report / Benchmarking about apps of learning foreign languages, like Duolingo, Busuu, Babbel etc. Could someone know or provide something similar? Could be a ...
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Analytic KPIs for Enterprise Mobile Applications

We are in process of creating a Mobile KPI framework - which would cater to needs of all in-house developed Mobile Apps. What we are looking at is: Executive Dashboard Dashboard for Customer of ...
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Name of the interface?

What is this kind of interface called? Moreover , it'd be a great help if someone tells me the application/environment which would help me implement such kind of interface best.Carefully note the plus ...
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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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Best way to show payment sites for in-app purchases in mobile phone apps

The other day I made a few purchases using a mobile phone app (Android). I used Paypal, but this could be applied to any payment gateway actually. Thing is, the application was just opening a ...
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Best “wizard-like” approach to mobile

For a mobile app, is it better to lead a user off with a brief tutorial in the hopes that they remember some of the key functionality or is it better to have a more wizard-like experience where tips ...