Questions relating to mobile computing devices, such as cell phones, tablets, and e-readers. Includes consideration for both small screen size as well as the mobile and "always on" nature of the devices.

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What's the best way to implement product comparison on a mobile web site? [closed]

I have found only one example of this so far (Best Buy) and it is not very well executed. I'm wondering if there are any good examples of mobile sites that allow product comparisons, or if perhaps ...
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4answers
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Should mobile websites show a dedicated area for scroll bar like on desktop websites?

I often get these complain from my management team when i design long pages for them. I cant cut on information only because i have to fit in it one page. Some really basic users do not know if they ...
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1answer
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Some ajax vs full ajax and user feedback

I'm sorry if this is a duplicate, but I have yet to find a solution for this specific scenario. We have a Rails application where most forms use a regular form submission. However, we also have ...
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2answers
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Mobile Multi level navigation with “split” button (access to sub-levels)

I was wondering how you would handle a multi level off-canvas navigation menu with split buttons. By split button I mean that the user needs to be able to click on the text (level 1) to access level ...
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3answers
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Search button always visible on products listing? (reference needed)

This is about the placement of a search option on a products listing on a smartphone. Between 4 scenarios, which is the best according to you? : Search button at the top of the scrollable content ...
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Best practice for inputting a date on a mobile device

Of a few options, I'm wondering what the most user friendly way to have a "date of birth" selector on a website viewed on a mobile device. Nearly all users would be from about '85 on, but could ...
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7answers
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Where is the best place to ask the user their ethnicity?

I'm building an enterprise mobile application for health and medical purposes, and due to the data driven nature of the app we ask users to enter their ethnicity. It's entirely optional but it allows ...
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Is this Mobile Navigation usable? [closed]

Hi, my question is this mobile navigation usable? You have to be able to go to all pages (home, work, about us, contact) I have this website that goes 4 levels deep and im trying to come with ...
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11answers
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Why don't mobile apps have a 'close' button?

I'm a fairly new user of Android and i'm annoyed by the fact that almost all apps lack a "close" button. Is there any reason why developers don't make such an option?
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1answer
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Is it okay to add a link to only one tab in tab bar?

I am working on a scanning app that has two possible workflows. The mock up below is the scan screen for one of those workflows. Users can switch tabs to go home, see previous scans, and access ...
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1answer
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How to design a “data usage calculator” for a brand new smartphone users

What are some ways wireless carriers can help smart phone buyers visualize how much data they will need so they pick a suitable data plan option? Various carriers provide data usage calculators: eg ...
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2answers
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Why does mobile phone auto correct fail?

You know what happens when you type anything on a mobile device, it corrects your spelling to something you didn't want. But you don't realize it until you've sent the message, and then it's too late, ...
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2answers
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Autocomplete on mobile browsers for username fields

I'm looking for useful advice on whether autocomplete should be disabled or not on mobile browsers specifically for inputs in a username field. I already have: <input type="email" ...
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2answers
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Integrate a QR code scanner in my Android app or call one via Intents?

For my current project I need to integratie QR code scanning in my app (which will be available for both Android and iOS). The QR code contains info that sets up the app for the rest of use case. For ...
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1answer
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(slightly buggy) mobile website vs. desktop website

I have a website which has a desktop and a mobile version for phones. Now, the mobile version is slightly buggy but does still work. The images are in the wrong places and partly even overlapping. ...
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1answer
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Page slide in/out transition for android/iOS apps

Is there a generally accepted duration for sliding transitions in android/iOS that feels "natural"? In a similar vein, do these transitions accelerate, or do they move at a constant speed? I'm ...
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1answer
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What is an anti-pattern?

"Using checkboxes (or custom analogs) to initiate selection is an explicit anti-pattern for mobile." What does Google mean by anti-pattern? Source: ...
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build a date “editor” (not picker) that supports repeatable dates

Hello I am trying to build a date editor for a mobile, where a user can choose: Every X weeks Every X days Every X months Every year One time: Opens a date picker The date picker that I will be ...
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1answer
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Should preferred control come first on mobile device?

I've got a check for pass, and an x for fail. Both controls are positioned next to each other on the right side of the screen. The preferred action is pass so it should be the most natural gesture. My ...
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1answer
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Acceptable length of video for mobile?

We have video content that will supplement written content on our responsive site. All of the videos will be less than a minute. Are there any guidelines for length/size of video content on mobile ...
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2answers
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Click or Touch for touchscreen interfaces [duplicate]

I have a mobile interface with a button and an auxiliary text saying something like "click here to complete the action". The problem is: The marketing team is not comfortable with removal of the ...
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2answers
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Share buttons on mobile site?

What are good options (if any) to display share buttons on mobile/responsive sites? Most share buttons seem to open a new window popup or a lightbox like popup. Neither one seems like a good option.
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1answer
103 views

Second menu on mobile

I have a secondary nav which is related to the content on the current page as opposed to the primary nav which is a global menu. What is the best way to have two menus on mobile. Both have to be ...
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1answer
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Compare engagement of different push mediums

We're wondering if there's research on the engagement levels of different push mediums, i.e. CTR's of email vs. iOS notifications vs. android notifications vs. etc. Had a google, and a search here, ...
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3answers
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Mobile App Design: Horizontal Swipe vs Vertical Scroll to browse a social feed

My colleagues and I are working on a mobile app (Android and iPhone) that allows users to browse a social feed. Each post in the feed consists of a mandatory picture, optional text and comments on the ...
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1answer
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Mobile interface - how to non-obtrusively ask user to do an optional action (alert equivalent)?

Modern mobile users have been conditioned to very quickly find the X, close or cancel buttons to dismiss all kinds of modal dialogs and ads in mobile apps. The typical scenario is - a user returns to ...
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3answers
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Disabling text selection on mobile

From my perspective disabling text selection by default on mobile is a good approach. In almost all mobile web applications/frameworks and native mobile applications, by default you will be not able ...
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1answer
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On mobile, when should I use which dropdown list equivalent?

Everytime I start designing for an App project I get stuck on user's list of options which my brain instantly associate with a desktop dropdown list like this: From what I could gather Android have ...
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1answer
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Balancing between UX and Back Office Operations (The one click booking)

I am working on developing a simple home cleaning booking mobile application and I've been looking at what's out there: Most of them have a multi-step "wizard" that goes from asking the user for the ...
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1answer
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Attaching files other than pictures to a mobile form

Client has a desktop-only website that is migrating to be responsive. Contact us form has a button to attach a file (not necessary a picture). My thought is: attaching a file with a phone is arduous. ...
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5answers
169 views

Responsive form design

Is it better to break a responsive screen into 2 steps? Having a long form like this attached image, Is it bad for UX or is it better to break into 2 steps?
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3answers
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Better way than scrolling a long list

I have a mobile app that allows you to browse lists of songs: [a][b][c][d][e] Elvis - Song 1 Elvis - Song 2 Elvis - Song 3 Ernie Wood - Song 4 You can jump to the letter to filter based on the ...
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3answers
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Preferred Tab Order - Chronological or Importance?

In an app where you earn credits and then spend those credits, there will be a history screen with two tabs - earning history and spending history. Which tab order makes the most sense? 1) ...
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1answer
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Use of website / computer to setup mobile app?

Suppose you have a strictly mobile app that requires the users to go through a setup process involving a fair amount of text input. Does it make sense to request the user to complete the setup on a ...
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3answers
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Efficient way to enter link on phone

I am currently working on a web app that requires users to type the given link on their phone's browser to access the info. I am thinking of putting in a QR code. Is there any better way to do it?
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5answers
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Date Picker Wheels - When to validate?

This is a fairly simple question but may have wider-reaching answers: when is it appropriate to validate entry in a wheel-based date picker (such as the iOS standard ones)? Since there are three ...
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3answers
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Which is good user experience while deleting an item from list view

While developing a mobile app and working on listview I found two patterns to delete an item from listView which are mentioned below: Using a checkbox: Use a checkbox in each listview item and ...
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2answers
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How to display restaurant menu on mobile

I would like to know whats the best way to display a long restaurant menu on a mobile? The menu consists for 7 categories. On tablet/desktop I have used a 2 column layout, one for the list itself and ...
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2answers
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Swipe in which direction to get to the next newest article? [duplicate]

I'm working on iPad and mobile app and want to add the option to swipe the article to get the next one. In order to get newer article what should be the direction of the swipe?
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1answer
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CSV Column mapping on mobile devices

I'm designing an interface that allows users to import employees into our system using a CSV file. I'm having trouble finding a way to allow users to map their columns to the system columns on mobile ...
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3answers
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Which gives heavier congitive load in grid on phone screen? Grid of images or grid of text? And which is faster to recognize?

Im creating an app where on main screen I'll present contacts. Im wondering if I should present them to user in grid view or table view. I assume that list view is probably faster. But if I choose ...
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2answers
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Dealing with double navigation when coming from iOS apps

When opening a link within an iOS app, it opens a browser directly inside the app. So you get the navigation from Facebook app and the navigation from the web app/website What is the best way to ...
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5answers
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Is responsive web design worth it (in my situation)?

I've both designed and developed multiple websites where I worked on making the site responsive for mobile/tablet. It's easy work, but it's extremely tedious and lengthy. Knowing that I am a single ...
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0answers
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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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3answers
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Horizontal or vertical swiping?

I am currently working on an app and came across the following. Let's say we are making a table with whatever data (music as example) to use on a mobile device. What will the user like more swiping ...
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using a password in registration when SMS is also an option

Upon registering as a user to an app, user will need to enter his phone number to recieve a SMS with a code, which he needs to enter, to continue with registration. On the next screen, the user is ...
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2answers
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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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14answers
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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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1answer
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What are the best fonts to use in a text heavy screen in smartphones? [closed]

I am designing app for a online service provider. Most of the screens are text heavy. So which fonts are better to use?
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0answers
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Header Filter in Mobile Apps

In my mobile app I have to display a grid. When we're talking about desktop apps or web apps, a header filter, where the user can click the header of a column (causing the grid to display a list of ...