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I'd like to show a big button, indicating the current state of a view and some kind of a hint to what will happen when clicked.

Some combination between a regular button and a checkbox - a button with a check mark.

For example, a button to indicate if the air conditioner is working:

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| Works | V |
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| Works | O |
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Any idea where I can find such a pattern? Specifically in Android. Thanks.

  • I'm not sure what you are getting at.....what do the v and o mean? – tohster Mar 25 '15 at 16:56
  • @tohster - on or off. True or false. – AlikElzin-kilaka Mar 26 '15 at 4:56
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I like Facebook's pattern:

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Mine would probably be to just change the text from Like to On.

See a more complete answer here.

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This answer assumes you want an on/off switch to toggle the state of the AC. Sorry if i miss-interpreted the question.

I'd recommend the use of an on/off label as this is controlling its running state rather than a setting among many, like 'Silent mode' or similar for your AC. You can localize the label if needed rather than using I|O label.

Check the Android - ToggleButton for how to implement this.

  • Thanks. I'm looking for something that keeps the same notion, but indicates a different state in that notion. On/Off toggle button changes the text. I'd like the text to not change and stay at the same notion. I'd like only for the state indication to change. – AlikElzin-kilaka Mar 25 '15 at 13:07
  • It's up to you to define the text for the on vs off labels for the ´ToggleButton´. You can have it say 'Working' on both states if that's what you want. – Tapirboy Mar 25 '15 at 13:19
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    Recommended link on the topic: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/1318/… – Tapirboy Mar 25 '15 at 13:20
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There is no such pattern in Android, but, Android allows you to modify existing UI-elements.

Check out this article. You would have to create 2 "button/togglebutton-combination" where it's clear whether it's selected or not. It's the same as the article I referenced to, except your images would be different :)

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