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Cross-platform developer


Aug
23
comment What is the purpose of having a clock on the desktop?
Perfect Carlos is, well, perfect and basically a giant puppy with luxurious hair everywhere, honey eyes, dimples and an adorable crooked smile...
Mar
1
comment What's the term for expanding search results to include variations of a word?
Hi @Grace, I can see you're new to the site. If you think an answer is correct, mark it as 'accepted' by clicking the tick mark on the left hand side. This earns you reputation!
Feb
15
comment What's a good way to use text over a picture?
I thought the example was the lettering on the t-shirt at first...
Jan
3
comment How to give users feedback about rejected input?
@Mohit The photos are taken in Macro mode, in which focus is fixed to the nearest point, it's up to the user to position the camera so that the object is in focus.
Jan
3
comment How to give users feedback about rejected input?
@JonW The whole raison d'être is that we can pre-check before uploading!
Jan
3
comment How to give users feedback about rejected input?
Unfortunately, our pre-processing takes too long to do in real-time. Adopting this approach would drop the preview frame-rate to about 0.5 fps, arguably worse UX.
Jan
3
comment How to give users feedback about rejected input?
@AndroidHustle It's automatic. It takes a couple of seconds, so can't happen in real time. I can't elaborate as to what we're doing I'm afraid, but if the pre-check fails, the server-side processing will fail.
Jan
3
comment How to give users feedback about rejected input?
@MattObee Yes, usually it's a focus problem.
Dec
13
comment Should we use a sound/jingle when users arrive on our site or open our app?
Relevant post on Programmers.SE
Aug
15
comment How can you indicate a hidden button on the back of a device?
@DA01 Not on a wireless keyboard it's not.
Aug
15
comment Why do large websites redirect away from their 'pretty' urls?
I'd always wondered what all that gunk is in the gmail url, very enlightening!
Aug
15
comment How can you indicate a hidden button on the back of a device?
My problems with the iMac were probably due to not being the person who got it out of the box. All of these suggestions (bar the last) only work for the initial users, not any subsequent ones!
Aug
13
comment 'My Account' or 'Your Account'?
@TJH No, not yet, but I'll be using the same throughout.
Jul
30
comment Where should I put my 'desktop site' link?
@jeroen cough stackexchange cough. They're mostly good, which makes the omissions in the the mobile ui all the more annoying.
Jul
24
comment How do you make users vote objectively and not from emotions?
Step one: Don't use emotive language like "like". Google's "+1" or reddit's upvote is much more likely to result in objective voting.
Apr
19
comment Why do progress bars animate backwards?
@geekpanth3r I didn't, someone else made it and added it to the question later on. I'm pretty sure they made it manually.
Apr
12
comment Defining relationships between many users in one UI?
Is there any reason why you need to be able to see all the connections at once?
Apr
11
comment How can I guard against users accidentally sending emails without attachments?
@TheQuestion You could use a regex, but then you'd have two problems.
Apr
10
comment Could scaring users be good UX?
I think if we added @GlenLipka's dialogs, we'd end up with users asking for a config option to turn them off...
Apr
10
comment Could scaring users be good UX?
This model isn't really appropriate here, as there are a huge number of config options (>50), a lot of which are harmless. Also, a lot of them would want to be tweaked a lot, so this approach would be rather heavy and frustrating for a lot of our users.