I'm an ios developer by profession and was told of by a UX Architect for suggesting the use of the ios Segmented Control as a group of radio buttons.
We have to present a mutually exclusive choice between - "Futures" vs "Options" to the user. To me, it seems like the segmented button would be ideal to represent this choice. Note that, this choice would not result in a change of view, it is just to get the user's input. This is what the UX Arch. had to say:
Please find the screenshots below. All the screenshots are taken from applications and other system screens developed by Apple. (All the segmented button have related data fields below the segmented button control. Behaving like tabs)
Let’s not get misled by the random designs available on internet.
‘iOS Human Interface Guideline’ doesn’t go into detail about the usage of segmented button. This is the best practice following the usage of Apple while designing any iOS interface.
The option/alternative he recommended was basically picking one option from a list (table like) of two.
Is it bad UX to use segmented controls in this manner? Just wanted a wider view on this.