Since this is your home screen, you could use the action bar to display a) the app name and b) the actions:
In particular, as per Android Design Guidelines:
3. Action buttons - Show the most important actions of your app in the actions section. Actions that don't fit in the action bar are moved automatically to the action overflow. Long-press on an icon to view the action's name.
In your case, you could place "Request", "Send" and "Question" in the top bar as icons:
Does it work? In my opinion not so well, for at least 2 reasons:
- You have 3 main actions, while many Android devices (as the Nexus 5 I've used in the wireframe) only fit 2 icons. If the 3 actions are equally important, you cannot hide one of them.
- "Request", "Send" and "Question" are not standard icons, so these icons are potentially confusing for the user.
Possible solutions are:
- If one of the 3 actions is secondary (but from your wireframe they all seem equally necessary), you may consider to move it to the action overflow.
- Split up content across multiple action bars, using the bottom bar to show the 3 main actions.
Android guidelines for bottom bars are in fact:
- Bottom bar - To display actions and, if necessary, the action overflow, use the bottom bar.
This is how the app would look like in this case:
iOS Human Interface Guidelines define three main styles of navigation:
- Hierarchical - Use a navigation bar to give users an easy way to traverse a hierarchy of data. The navigation bar’s title can show
users their current position in the hierarchy; the back button makes
it easy to return to the previous level.
- Flat - Use a tab bar to display several peer categories of content or functionality. A tab bar is a good way to support a flat
information architecture and its persistence lets people switch
between categories regardless of their current location.
- Content or experience driven - Use a page control when each app screen represents an individual instance of the same type of item
or page. A page control is good for showing users how many items or
pages are available and which one is currently displayed. For example,
Weather uses a page control to show how many location-specific weather
pages the user has opened.
You can choose the best style of navigation according to you app's content structure.