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Feb
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answered What are we calling the 3 lines button in mobile apps?
Feb
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comment Integrate a QR code scanner in my Android app or call one via Intents?
From a pure UX perspective, I'd imagine that removing the need for the user to install the separate app would provide a better experience. However, if any issues appear (such as in future releases of the Android OS), you're making yourself responsible for maintaining all of that complex code that you're more than likely very unfamiliar with. IMO, the UX may be better, but with the slight risk of potential issues in the future. (The ZXing team also prefers that you use Intents, but that's neither here nor there.)
Jan
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Dec
12
comment Navigating between map and list representations of data
Well, in your specific case, it might be more readily apparent, that's true, but it certainly could be less obvious for more subtle differences (say, a similar toggle control that switched between "all places" and "nearby places"). It's not necessarily confusing, but IMO it generally requires the user to try it out before they really understand how it works and what it will do when they press it, so I like to avoid them sort of on principle unless I have a really good reason not to. You may find that the pros outweigh the cons for your particular case, though.
Dec
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answered Navigating between map and list representations of data
Dec
12
comment Android: Back Button Only vs. Extra Navigation
More on the distinction between Back and Up here: developer.android.com/training/design-navigation/…
Sep
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Sep
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answered How can I draw attention to a text field which needs to be filled out first?
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