I'm looking for a presentation or article where someone goes through all the native UI and navigation elements for different mobile platforms* correlating them to each other and explaining when to use each. The need seems so obvious to me that I think surely it must have been done and I don't need to do it myself. However, I cannot find it anywhere.

* mobile platforms - I would like to see iOS6, iOS7, Android, Windows Mobile, [maybe] Blackberry

yes I think iOS6 & iOS7 are different enough to warrant seeing them compared separately.

  • I get the value in comparing between iOS and Android, but since Apple stipulated all new apps must be optimized to iOS7, is there still a value in comparing it to iOS6. Especially since it's predominantly a UI refresh rather than change in functionality? – micap Feb 13 '14 at 12:51
  • @micap, I guess having iOS6 in there isn't really that important, but I do think that it valuable for the research. It tells a lot about the evolution of mobile UX. – Bruno Bronosky Feb 13 '14 at 18:53

I've found some stuff: 1) http://www.istartedsomething.com/20131109/flat-vs-flat-a-comparison-of-windows-phone-and-ios-7-app-designs/ 2) http://jackg.org/beyond-flat

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  • These are both great! Thank you. You get an up vote from me. What I'd really like to find is something that I can take to meetings and pull out when people are suggesting we do terrible inconsistent things. – Bruno Bronosky Feb 13 '14 at 18:50
  • inconsistent between the different OS's or inconsistent within one platform? – micap Feb 14 '14 at 11:13
  • Richard, I think you'd better take devices with different OSes and look at standard apps on them, like: settings, calendar, notes, calculator, messages, contacts, etc. - all this apps solves the same tasks. – Humanoit Feb 14 '14 at 15:15
  • @Humanoit, that is a great suggestion. I'm going to look at those apps this weekend. I'd really like to see that comparison made. I hope I don't have to be the one to do it. – Bruno Bronosky Feb 14 '14 at 20:49
  • @micap, my goal is to learn and teach others how to be consistent with the accepted usage paradigms for each OS. – Bruno Bronosky Feb 14 '14 at 20:59

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