In what kind of scenario should I actually use a
NumberPicker in my mobile phone app user interface? By
NumberPicker I mean a view on which the user can swipe to change the number, and the numbers increase or decrease based on the direction of the swipe.
I really want to make use of it, but there are other tempting options, for example in Android a simple
EditText and the
Spinner and dropdown-lists. Both seem more lightweight than the
NumberPicker and the time taken to give the input seems pretty much equal in all options. Actually, the
NumberPicker is the only one that might interfere with other swiping actions.
Some background: in my Android application I have a
TabLayout with 5 tabs and each asks an input from the user. One of the tabs asks for several number inputs, such as temperature, depth, speed and weight, and I am confused whether it would be good practice to use the
NumberPicker for all of these inputs or just some of them, or none of them.