I have a little camera icon on the side of a view, for a mobile app.
Right now, tapping the camera allows me to load a picture. After the picture is chosen, it replaces the camera icon as a little rounded corner square.
This is because we can only have one attachment, and of image type only.
If the user taps again, he can chose another image which replaces the first one.
But now, I'm struggling to find the right design to remove the image from the message. What do you suggest?
We're talking about an iOS app.
Right now I've implemented an animation that looks like the one on the springboard (home screen) of an iphone. A long press put's the image in "deletion mode" which makes it wobble, and displays a cross on the top right corner. Pressing that cross removes the image.
I've been told it's a bad idea because the user can't know he is supposed to long press. I believe this is wrong, as iOS users know that typically, a square icon with rounded corners that you can tap really looks like the one they're used to, which they can remove by longpressing.
My questions are : - Is my design bad? - Is there something better ? What do you suggest?