This is more of a design issue/question. In iOS version of application on main Login screen we have all fields for login functionality and we have "About" link in top right on title bar. That is commin/OK for iOS.

We want to have Android app as close as possible, but keep it "Android"-like. How would we implement this "About" functionality? This is no more then just another Activity with some text/trademarks, etc. I can create navigation drawer and dropdown with "About" menu but that will be 2 taps instead of one. What is the way to do this in Android?

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  • I'd suggest going with something more recognizable to your users, like embed it in a "hamburger" style sub menu.
    – Chris W.
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 20:32
  • You mean left top drawer menu with "About" option?
    – katit
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 20:35
  • Yea, users have become accustomed to them, plus would allow a quick and easy way to add additional such elements later within it.
    – Chris W.
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 20:42
  • Ok. Within app I'm using same on iOS platform. Here we need only 1 selection hence dilemma.
    – katit
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 20:43
  • If that's the case, and if it were me. I'd put some of that white space below to use and keep their focus on the intended functionality up top by replacing the "About" verbiage with maybe a slide up panel labeled with just a "?" icon or similar fixed to the bottom.
    – Chris W.
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 20:46

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In Android items of lesser importance traditionally go under 3-dot menu. I guess, something like this would be appropriate in your case: enter image description here


The 'about' link could be placed bellow the login button. This way the one click access to information is retained without breaking the overall visual theme of android.

This space can be used also to show a few other links e.g. 'terms', 'register' etc. This group of links should be appropriately spaced from the login button so that users don't end up clicking on the login while trying to click on any of the links. But also keep the font size small enough so that they don't steal all the attention.

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  • Why is about and terms tied to the login button. Again, all I'm seeing here is terms and about tied to me logging in.
    – UXerUIer
    Commented Feb 4, 2016 at 17:38

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