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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How to combine tab bars and navigation controllers?

I'm working on an iPhone app for musicians. It allows you to import songs from several sources, select one and do different things with it, like display its lyrics, control playback and other things. ...
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Mobile Deep Links from Emails

I'm looking to send an email to our users that directs them to our app. This uses a mobile deep link (custom URI scheme) that we have been successfully using for a while now. If the user presses the ...
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How to deliver wireframes to off-shore dev teams

I am currently designing an iOS application. Before I move on, I know that the route we chose to go is not ideal at all. The app is social networking app. We have a team in India developing the app. ...
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Pinch/Zoom: evidence for bad UX

My company is redesigning its corporate website. the CEO is not entirely sold on the business/UX case for going mobile (and the added bandwidth that entails). Part of his objection is that he believes ...
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Mobile Phone Device Grouping [closed]

I need to organise modern smartphone devices into different families or groups, for instance this could be via Screen resolution, Manufacturer, Year. I then need to assign trend stats based on usage, ...
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Photoshop Layer for Demonstrating Gestures on iOS

I'm building demonstration screenshots of how to use an app and would love to be able to show tap, drag, pinch, and zoom events. This video shows some really good ones: http://vimeo.com/19347629 ...
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How can I direct people from a mobile app to specifically a desktop site?

My issue is that I want to be able to send people from our app to a feature that is only available on the desktop version of our website. It's not available on the mobile responsive site, so tapping a ...
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Mobile App: A Detailed View with a Fixed Top

I am working out the details on how a user can see a 'Detailed View' of something, and then navigate back to the 'List View'. This is usually simple, using the Navigation Bar in iOS or the Back ...
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Dropdown issue in Mobile/Tablet view of the site [duplicate]

I'm having a confusion over the dropdown link in main navigation for mobile/tablet view. In desktop view, there's no issue at all. When a user mouse over s the parent link which has its own separate ...
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Native apps | Mixing compiled UI-UX with unknown dynamic controls and interactions

The problem I am planning a mobile / tablet app that aims to combine ‘knowns’ - a largely static, pre-defined UI-UX as is the nature of compiled binaries - together with a potentially quite wide ...
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Food app UI decision - clean/realistic vs fun/game-like [closed]

I am in an early stage of designing a food-related mobile app with a social component. I have two main options: Clean, simplistic approach with focusing on the food images as the main attraction. ...
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Why the design moves toward simplicity, maybe too simple? [closed]

Around the time when the Windows 8 is out, the design is moving toward simplicity. In Android, in iOS, in everywhere. A rounded rectangle button with visual cues that it's a button, often changed into ...
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What is considered to be the best practice regarding making PDF files easily browse-able for mobile users?

What is considered to be the best practice regarding making PDF files easily browse-able for mobile users? Should PDFs be converted to responsive web pages whenever possible?
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Could putting a menu button on the bottom center work well in a mobile app? Sort of like a “Virtual home button.”

Instead of putting a hamburger style menu button on the top corners, could it work well always on the bottom center? It would be visible on almost every screen and free up the top corners for other ...
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What type of usability test to perform on android app?

What is the best app test type to perform on a native mobile application? Currently I'm developing a tourism Android application, and so far I've decided to perform A/B testing with questionnaires, ...
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Should some content be removed from the mobile version of a website?

Should I permanently remove some content from a mobile version of a site (meaning it can't be accessed in any way from the mobile version) or should the content be only hidden (it's not shown but ...
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Why are alert/confirm dialogs bad for mobile web?

I'm currently working on a mobile web app with external designers, but we (the developers) are allowed some input. They keep wanting to add alert and confirmation dialogs for things like form ...
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Android ActionBar design question - Are text “actions” ok?

Are there any thoughts for or against putting text "actions" in the Android ActionBar? I can't find any examples of it being done, but I also can't find anywhere in the Android design docs that say ...
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Are click-to-edit fields appropriate for mobile UX?

I have used click to edit fields for a html5 application which makes it slick to use on a desktop but I am not sure how the click-to-edit fields would be perceived by mobile users. Would it be ...
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Are there any examples of changing a tab bar's items within a mobile app?

In other words, when transitioning from one view to the next having the menu items on a tab bar change. I know this is common within the top navigation bar but how about on the bottom?
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What links should social share copy contain?

When users share my content on public share platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc., what is the best experience for users on mobile devices? Click shared link --> mobile website that ...
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Recommended practice when having to use “from-to-date” in a mobile application

I'm working on this mobile application that should display a lightweight report. However, I've ended up in an interesting discussion with my colleauges, and thought I'd seek some advice. Our ...
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Improving the process flow and increasing the clarity of my mobile app

I've been redeveloping the notifications/ride sharing option in my taxi booking and sharing application. The Premise When a user requests a seat in a taxi you've booked, then you receive a ...
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How would I reflect the possible changes to the journey that could follow a decision?

I'm currently working on the UI wireframing for a taxi booking and sharing app. When a user requests a seat in a taxi you've booked, then you receive a notification. Prior to making a decision of ...
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How to avoid a too cluttered UI on mobile devices?

One of the features of my mobile application, is the facility to request a seat on a journey. The user can view details about the journey, and then selects the "x sharing" link to pop down ...
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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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Non-ordered workflows

My team is developing an application on a mobile device involving a lot of scanning of barcodes (industrial applications, yay). Mobile = limited real estate. In a particular case, we need the user to ...
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Search Filter Text fields vs Sliders

I am doing an eCommerce site for selling clothing and it is going to be responsive as well. I want to know what the best approach is for setting budgets. Will a text field with a budget range will ...
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Mobile menu button partially hidden or fully displayed?

rSo what are your thoughts on partially hidden menu buttons? More and more I seem to find this: replacing this: My opinion: PROS: eye-catching hints that menu is hidden on the left CONS: ...
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Responsive website or not given this statistics?

Background I am about to redevelop a health-related website which has the following user statistics: 80% users from hospitals and counties (90% of these use IE8 on Desktop PCs) 20% public users such ...
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Standard margins for full-screen text editor

I would like to present a full-screen text editor. Are there any standard rules for calculating the side and top and bottom margins based on the screen size and possibly font size? I'm particularly ...
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How to handle the Drill Down Navigation for Responsive Application on Mobile?

I am working on a Responsive Web App. It provides summary across different verticals. To view details of a vertical user can drill down. So far the drill down goes till level 5. The Navigation for ...
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iOS: Best way to present and receive user input?

Background: I'm building an app that uses the camera to overlay objects (helmets, glasses, etc) over people's faces. I'm building a simple algorithm that checks if people are wearing glasses. ...
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Is using a partialy shaded sandwich icon more effective the solid sandwich icons

After a sudden realization my mobile banking app that I had been using for 2 weeks had a side menu I started to think about how the sandwich icon is used to indicate a side menus existence. At ...
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Text alignment for display of business opening hours

There's a great question about the input of opening hours but I want to ask specifically about displaying opening hours. What is the most readable text alignment to use for displaying opening hours? ...
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How would you display hundreds of sports teams for a user to choose from?

I have been wrestling with this problem for a couple of days. I have hundreds of sports teams broken down by leagues and geographic locations. For example: English Premier League: Manchester ...
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Creating an understandable sort for movies - some of which have incomplete data

I'm creating an app to help organize what movies you do and do not want to watch while also help facilitate movie discovery. Movies are pulled in through iTunes and Rottentomatoes. The first view of ...
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Confirmation in rescue system app

we are currently working on alarm system for firefighting groups. Basic action of our app is that you can confirm your contribution in rescue action, or you can deny it. This is basic view of it: I ...
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Should I ask users to rate my app with pop-up window?

I have recently noticed some "high-profile" apps like facebook and twitter randomly displaying pop-up windows to get me to rate their app. Seems to be a fairly new trend...good idea?
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Why do mobile apps use animated transitions?

So many mobile apps are using animated transitions (much like the web was using flash animations in the early 2000s). In a desktop internet browser, clicking a link on a web page takes you to the the ...
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When is tapping back out of a deep hierarchy in mobile apps too much?

Are there any studies to measure frustration when tapping back multiple times to get out of a hierarchy? I ask because I am evaluating the most appropriate way to navigate a complex menu application. ...
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Grouped Multiple checkboxes solution for mobile

have an app that needs to select multiple checkboxses. These checkboxes are grouped by category. Something like this: . For touch devices (iPad, iPhone,etc) this is not so nice. Hard to tap on ...
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Pros and alternatives of swipe side menu in mobile app

I am developing a mobile app, which has a left side menu that can be opened by swiping from left to right in the screen. However, sometimes, when I try to scroll down the content in the main panel, ...
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Why do many/most (Android) phones have the power button opposite the volume buttons?

I have just bought a Nexus 5 phone. I love the phone, but like my previous two phones it gives me grief when turning the thing on or off. The problem is that the power button is almost directly ...
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Is a back button a good idea for mobile?

Is a back button a good idea for mobile? (Disregard breadcrumbs on mobile in the image - those are addressed here Breadcrumbs: OK to use on mobile site?)
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Handle Push Notification when app is in foreground

Let's imagine i'm building a football gamblers app. In my app the user can "follow" the game that is currently "active" (The closest game that the user has gambled on). The main screen will show the ...
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Indicator for mobile hierarchial menu

I have a hierarchial menu that is two levels deep. It allows the user to pick from a large number of different categories, which in turn have subcategories. It is implemented as two screens with the ...
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Why do we need a friend/follower count?

I am working on a mobile app that will have a friends and follower feature. Should a user's profile page display how many friends they have and how many people are following them? What advantages ...
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Best Way to Display/Navigate Hierarchical Data on iPad

On mobile phones there is a straightforward pattern how to display hierarchical data (for example coming from a relational database): How would I transform this pattern to a tablet and make use of ...
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How would you restructure the following taxi booking menu screen to make it more effective?

How would you restructure the taxi booking menu screen below? It seems a bit painful expecting the user to bounce forward/back each time they need to enter or change something? How can I improve ...