What is the most appropriate image to indicate to users to swipe left or right? i am using http://cubiq.org/swipeview but i feel like it needs a swipe indicator in the background somewhere.
Edit: for iPhone and Android use only.
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I guess you could overlay icon representing the gesture, e.g., those of P.J. Onori:
The overlay should fade away whenever the user swipes.
Is there a way you could indicate this without displaying a specific image?
One option is to position the content partially off the screen so that the users understand there is content to be scrolled to.
Another approach would be to build it into your content/visuals. So you could introduce the concept to the user and then they will be aware to swipe later.
You could indicate that there are further screens by displaying a page numbers (such as page x of y) or use page indicator (see example on the slider here: http://nivo.dev7studios.com/)
One approach we have used in the past that only works in a specific scenario is to fade in an image indicating that the user can swipe the content like:
Take a look at the answers here: Symbol for "Swipe Left"
Android by convention now uses Scrollable Tabs for this.
Scrolling tab controls can contain a larger number of items than a standard tab control. To navigate to the next/previous view, swipe left or right.