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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Screen flow for adding items to a list in a mobile app?

What is the recommended (optimal) screen flow for adding items to a list in a mobile app? The two options I came up with are: (Shopping Cart Style) Start with a blank form for adding or finding a ...
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What is the best way to ask users for multiple passwords?

I am creating an app which includes payments and by following banking regulations I need to ask the users for a four-digit password as well as an OTP (one-time PIN sent to the user's phone) every time ...
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What is an surface-perpendicular wheel control called?

Please bear with me as I attempt to describe this control (since I don't know its name I wasn't able to google image search for it). It's a physical control, used for adjusting a quantity up or down. ...
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Is there a name for this semi-responsive technique?

I've noticed some websites are frequently using a very specific semi-responsive technique but I'm not sure what to call it. Here are 2 examples: Example 1: http://www.firestonetire.com Example 2: ...
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Is there a better way to represent a hierarchical user selector for mobile?

We have a hierarchical user tree that allows users to drill down to each level below them and at any point switch any branch in the tree. This doesn't exactly translate so well to mobile devices. ...
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How should we handle UI when app performs network call and waits for a response?

This is a question related to mobile apps UX, and particularly to iOS apps. So, the question is if the screen contains user input fields and does a call over the network when user clicks send button ...
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Approaches on having a sign in, sign up, and guest form in mobile app with as little annoyance as possible

At a university class we are to create an application for mobile devices for an actual client (a municipality). The app allows inhabitants of said municipality to file complaints concerning roadway ...
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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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iOS indicate to user they can use a swipe gesture [duplicate]

I have a puzzle game for iOS where the user can swipe left to skip the current puzzle and try another one. They can also swipe right to view previous puzzles. However, I'm having trouble coming up ...
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Best practices for rollovers on mobile?

I noticed that most mobile browsers transform rollovers into touch/tap actions. This is good, but of course there's no indicator that the action is available to the user. So I was wondering what ...
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Should mobile slideout menu close icon indicate direction of view change or UI movement?

Building a responsive site for a big consumer brand, and we're using a hamburger slideout menu from the right. This slideout will move the content off screen to the left, rather than sliding out over ...
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Tabular data on a mobile device

I've built a responsive web application, and while its functional on mobile, it can be a bit clunky to use. It has a page with a table of students, contact information, contact person, edit page and ...
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Is there any underlying rule/paradigm for UI that prefers LACK of animation, as in a game?

There are plenty of questions/answers discussing when/where to optionally include animation in an app. Now it comes to the point, there is almost ubiquitous animation all over media. Even a few ...
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Mobile Input: Numbers and Letters

First some context, I'm building an application that will be used by professionals working on cars. Each time they do this they are required to fill out a form, the goal of our mobile app is do to ...
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Making typing API keys easier for mobile users

I have a mobile application which uses data from a REST API, and needs an API key for that particular user to access what it needs. The problem is that the API keys are anything but short. ...
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Is top-tab bar anti-single-hand operation?

Some Design such as Android Design suggests that we place the tabs in the top. It will be very cool to swipe to change a tab to another close one. But when it comes to more than Three tabs, it will ...
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For accessibility, what is the best solution to eliminate having to use 16 font size over 14 on form fields only?

What is the best solution to eliminate having to use 16 font size over 14 on form fields only? To pass WCAG Guidelines, we are looking for a solution to not have 16pt only on form fields and still ...
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How to let users know that native app versions of a product exist for desktop users without breaking the design?

In the context of a product that has an iOS, Android and website-version where users can work together independently of the platform they are using it on, I want to let users know that there are ...
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What a user friendly indoor navigation map should look like on mobile devices?

In 2014, Apple has undertaken an initiative to bring indoor navigation to iOS devices. It is expected that major venues, like airports,hospitals and museums will have indoor navigation at some point ...
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Using both horizontal and vertical scroll on mobile

I am current working on a mobile page where there are 2 primary sections. One section has a very few items and each item would have a lots of actions associated with it. The other section has lots of ...
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Perceived Performance vs. Actual Performance: How to bypass lengthly loading spinners?

I have a loading spinner in between the login and dashboard sections of my mobile app. For "regular" users it would spin for a short, reasonable time (1-4sec) but for other users it may spin for 20 or ...
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Nested menus on small screen

I have a small number of pages but one page had a few sub pages. In mobile I was happy to have the nav open like so. More sub pages have now been added to the sub pages so the mobile nav looks ...
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How to let the user decide to keep the state of a site

I’m looking for ideas to resolve the following: In a Web application with different parts that don’t have a direct relation it should be possible to switch between these parts and not losing the ...
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Scrolling on Mobile Screen with Draggable Items

I have a responsive web app with lists of draggable items that are longer than the height of the screen. Users will need to be able to scroll down to see more items, but when they do, they run the ...
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Optimum number of characters in a column on an iphone or android device?

Hello everyone I was trying to fit the some names in the colomn in iPhone and Android screen. I dont know how to optimze this number to get maximum no of text in both screen. Does this number depends ...
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screen video capturing (usability test) on mobile

I'm trying to figure out how to conduct a usability test upon a handset device (smartphone). it seems there aren't many methods for screen video capturing of a user making use of an app. Do you know ...
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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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Indicating object (of varying shape and size) is selected on a touch interface

What is the best way to indicate that an object (of varying shape and size) is currently selected in a touch interface such as the one below?
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How to force user to select a location and not simply type it?

Let's suppose this simple form: So, the user is expected to enter the keywords of the meeting's full address. While typing, suggestions are displayed (autocomplete feature). Here's an example: ...
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Strategy to ask app-users for review

I am a Front-end developer in a team and we are developing a travel app for Android and IOS. This mobile app offers users to search and book hotels. We want to build a mechanism to ask users for ...
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using facebook for signup on mobile / practical experience for downsides [duplicate]

We have a mobile app and are thinking about different signup / signin options. It is in the consumer space and has not launched yet; however we do have significant business partners. It seems every ...
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Why we don't have a Recycle Bin in mobile world

Why we don't have a recycle Bin options in the mobile world. Is that any specific reason for that ?
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Displaying package comparisons for mobile?

On my desktop website I have 3 packages listing all the features included for each package and their prices with an option to add to basket. All packages are on the same page next to each other so ...
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How should I display more clearly long text/options/answers on a mobile form (currently its a dropdown)?

I am working on a mobile form and some questions have dropdowns with long input text. Users can't read the entire answers and I can't reduce the text more than I already did. Unfortunately, I have ...
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Why is mobile sticky navigation always on top of the browser?

Is there a good explanation why the sticky navigation is always on top of a mobile website and not at the bottom? I reckon that with bigger and bigger screens, as a user, you'd want the menu button in ...
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Is the idea of having a “trash” in smartphones namely iOS and Android a good idea?

Looking at major operating systems, they all have the concept of trash, recycle bin or something similar. However, the same concept doesn't seem to be applied to smartphones. I know that iOS for ...
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How to allow for 'exploration' in your user testing?

In a lot of user testing sessions I've been in a common task is to test the effectiveness of a particular icon or navigation control. The typical scenario: tester: How would you accomplish task ...
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Persistent Buttons on Mobile Apps

I work on a mobile app (ecommerce) which during the purchase path has persistent buttons that are always to the bottom of the screen, regardless of where the view is scrolled, in order to move the ...
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“Rate Us” dialog effectivness

On mobile apps, where/When is the best time to popup this "Rate Us" dialog? I know that it may change from game to game, but is there any statistics out there?
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Where should I place the “Actions” button?

I'm building an iOS application aiming to let user create meetings and wait for some participants. Basically, when the user is on the meetings list page, he can click to open a specific one. ...
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Back button notification for unsaved changes

I'm working on a mobile app (hybrid using phonegap) and have a screen where the user can enter data. The screen has 2 options in the top header bar - either use the top-left button to cancel the ...
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Complex data input form on mobile device

I need to create an Input form that allows a user with a mobile device, to insert informations with this structure: output = { context: ‘Context Title’, products : [ { name : ...
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Which page should I redirect to after item edit/creation?

Let's suppose a mobile app aiming to show "all" items, "my" items, and create some items. The important thing is that an item I create should appear to both "All" and "My". When I click on ...
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Collecting user's preference for low- or high-bandwidth version of a web site

In a web application, I wish to present a rich user experience to viewers where available, yet I also wish to respect viewers' reluctance to pay overage fees to their Internet service provider. ...
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Psychology behind $0.99 for paid apps, but $1.00 for donation apps?

I've noticed a trend (at least on the Google Play store) of application prices ending in x.99, while 'donation' apps usually end on the dollar. I see the reasoning behind the psychology that makes a ...
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Listing products on rows with multiple pagination

I had have an idea to display products in multiple rows that each of them can have pagination to see more related products, and I will love to discuss about this solution. The results presented on ...
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Is Responsive Design good for web based software? [duplicate]

I am developing an email software/service similar to gmail and thunderbird, but I am wondering if it is a good idea to have a responsive design or also have apps for different devices?
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Show special keyboard view when entering a password on mobile devices?

Mobile operating systems typically show different virtual keyboards depending on context. The default keyboard might show A-Z, while a keyboard for entering a telephone number might show 0-9 (so you ...
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Table data in Mobile phones

I want to display a table with 4/5 columns and possibly 100 rows (as in desktop app right now) in smartphones. The table cells are also editable. Now we want to port this desktop app to smartphones ...
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Is there a comprehensive list of modern mobile UI/UX design patterns related to view navigation? [duplicate]

I'm an iOS developer and will be sitting in on some design meetings with the UI/UX team. I want to be able to have us speak common language in relation to how a user navigates a mobile app - how they ...