There's an app in which the users can see all the services scheduled for they which has the following architecture.

  • My services
    • Day of the week
      • Appointment
  • Messages
  • My profile

Right now, the app is designed with two nested tab bars to navigate through sections and (when you're in "My services") through days. But that just feel weird.

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Also I know that it's not desirable to have various actions triggered by the same gesture (in this case the swipe), but I can find out another way to arrange the information.

FTR. In tests, users have been struggling with this, since they expect the normal through-tabs navigation and it usually just goes through days of the week.

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Take a look to Material design Tabs and Navigation. According to it Tabs should not be nested.

My suggestion is that you consider a different type of Navigation for your second tab level.


Tabs should not be nested.


Instead of "My Services" use "Appointments". Users will expect some sort of day-oriented interface.

So the navigation would be:

  • Appointments
  • Messages
  • Profile (Why "My"? Who else's profile would it be? By the same reasoning everything should have "My" in front of it.)

Then you could have days as a stacked list (Date, description) and tapping on a day expands to show details (or if there are only a few details just show them in the list).

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