I read that capitalized text reduces reading speed, but does it apply to navigation text?

For example, at the top of the app I would have 3 navigation elements:


Will it affect user experience negatively in anyway? Is using title case better? e.g Home Bookmark Setting

I was thinking it would grab user's attention when they first launch the app

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Both Apple design guidelines and Android design guideline do not promote ALL CAPS. As a user, I prefer to see Title case or Line Case in the app and find ALL CAPS hard to read. I do see an exception in iOS camera app where ALL CAPS is used!

Link to article regarding the comparison of the case: https://medium.com/@jsaito/making-a-case-for-letter-case-19d09f653c98 This article has a good comparison of the case used in iOS and Android and might be useful for you.

Further reading links :

Apple design guideline: https://developer.apple.com/design

Android design guideline: https://material.io/design/introduction/

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