This is a question for the phone UI.
I have an app where people can store documents. The main page shows users a scrollable list of their documents. They can then tap to view an individual document. The document contains a title, some text, an image, and more text. The document page contains a Back button, which takes them back to the main list. To view another document, they have to use the back button, then tap that document from the main list.
What I want to implement is a way for the user to move from one document to the next document without having to go back to the main list first.
For example, the Gmail app lets you swipe left/right on an email message to view the next/previous message. In Gmail, the next email starts to show as you swipe, as though all the emails are in one continuous ribbon. At some point the next email snaps to. This requires that multiple emails be loaded at the same time; at least the one you're viewing and the one you're swiping to.
The Gmail UI is great, but I can't implement that at this time. For various reasons, my setup (HTMl, code, etc.) doesn't allow me to show more than one document at a time. On the tablet view, the document has back and forward arrows that you tap to move to the next/previous document. However, ideally I won't have to take up space on the phone for arrows.
Any ideas for good UI for navigating to the next item? The apps I looked at either only have the back button, like Etsy, or they do the ribbon swipe, like Gmail.
If this question isn't clear, please write a comment and say what isn't clear so I can improve it. I've had a question closed for not clarifying what problem I was solving, but I thought I had clarified that. I've now reworded it so hopefully it's clearer. Just closing a question without discussion isn't helpful.