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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Is using an accordion in a mobile footer better than a long list?

I'm working on a mobile website and I have to consider quite many links within the footer - depending on the country version from 13 to 18. The links have to be in the footer, so there's no discussion ...
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Background video on tablet/phone? Or still image?

As I understand videos won't auto play on tablets/phones to prevent user from using unwanted data. At the same time there's a trend on using videos full window backgrounds. I was wondering what's ...
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Reading continuous vs interrupted text mobile on IM

after an argument with my wife where I missed to notice to buy the milk out of a short message she sent me, the following question came to mind. Reading an interrupted message (where each line of ...
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Mobile app form - Better Alternative to horizontal progress bar?

I am working on mobile app form. Form contains 5 steps, given below- This is for iphone 5 and will not be fit in as it is, because on portrait mode step 3 and 4 getting chopped. What is the better ...
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Keyboard Dismissal On Non-Interaction of Input Field

We're having a debate at the office. One of my developers is adamant in having the keyboard dismiss when there is any interaction with anything on screen that is not an input field. In other words ...
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Multilingual Mobile Application - How to implement language change

We're building a mobile application that will initially support English and German, perhaps more languages in the future. My question is what is the best way/most common practice to handle language ...
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Can the “Go”button on mobile devices' virtual keyboards replace an actual button on the interface?

Imagine I'm designing as search bar for mobile websites and don't want to waste the space on a "Go" or "Search" button on my interface, can I just expect the user to tap on the "Go" button on his ...
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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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Is there any conclusive research about mobile user scrolling habits?

I am interested if anyone has read or knows of user research studies around mobile user scrolling habits? I am hearing some others in my organization stating that "mobile users have a tendency to ...
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Research/Data on mobile interactions vs. desktop forms?

I'm trying to find some usability studies or even anecdotal commentary on the difference in user preferences of interacting with a select list UI on the desktop vs. mobile. Traditionally, on the ...
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Spinner is to Android, as “____” is to iOS?

In Android, to make a selection from a list of predefined options, we'd use the Spinner element seen below. What is the best approach to replicating this on iOS? The iOS SDK offers pickers, segmented ...
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Is the use of checkboxes discouraged in mobile UI?

See Google Material Design (http://www.google.com/design/spec/patterns/selection.html) where it is mentioned that "Using checkboxes (or custom analogs) to initiate selection is an explicit ...
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Password field in cleartext

I'm building a mobile web app that will request a bunch of information from the user (name, dob, address, etc) and am trying to cut down as much fields as I can. I've noticed a new trend where mobile ...
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login/register on two places on mobile website

is it too much to put login/register shortcut on two places on a mobile website? in header shortcut in header leads to this and when you clik on hamburger menu
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(Mobile-Only) To Stick or Not To Stick?

I have a somewhat long landing page: http://POPteam.io/ It takes about 5 swipes to get to the bottom. The content is super important and I don't want it to have any distractions, however part of me ...
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Spinner (UIPickerView) or separate buttons to select quantity?

I am creating an iOS application for a stock picking system. Customers will order in stock and use this system to go and find the item off the shop floor to pack. They submit through the system and ...
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UX solution for data points display and other good tips for charts on mobile screens

I created a chart using wijmo5. (Click here to see the actual chart in action) The client wants and I quote, mouse-over / finger-press will show the exact data for that datapoint on the ...
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What are the points we should consider to make the Mobile UI compatible with single thumb usages? [closed]

What are the points we should consider to make the Mobile UI compatible with single thumb usages? other than the most suggested point by everyone and Apple Guideline that that tap size should be 44px. ...
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Are there any statistics or research on location approval by users on mobile and desktop browsers?

I'm looking for statistics or research about users that permit browsers to use their location, drilled down to the type of browser, platform, vs. native apps, etc. Also, general recommendations about ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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(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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...