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Should a Skeleton loading effect be used when refreshing a view with data already present?

I'm developing a mobile app, should I display a skeleton effect when the user trigger a pull refresh even when there's already a data on the screen and won't load a new or additional data in those ...
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Mobile iPhone and Android - Highlight when using bluetooth keyboard on calendar display outside of frame

When using the bluetooth keyboard and tabbing through a calendar control, part of the highlight around the previous/next month is out of the calendar control. Has anyone experienced the same? Was ...
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Are there any crucial differences between iOS and Andoid UX writing? [closed]

What are differences between iOS and Android that might affect how we write for the users of each platform?
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How to design software for blind people to create grids with one sound per square on Android

I have gone through the help center issues and it does not seem to me like my question is too subjective. I want to develop apps that are tailored specifically for blind people to reason about their ...
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Navigating to subpage from multiple locations

Let's assume the following Navigation Hierarchy: RootPage1 -> SubPage1 RootPage2 RootPage3 All RootPages are accessible from the NavBar. RootPage1 has a button that navigates the user to SubPage1....
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Does WCAG A or AA require that a website support tabbing/keyboard accessibility on Android and IOS devices?

I have a webpage that is keyboard accessible in Chrome, Firefox, and Edge across all screen sizes. However, when using the page on Android and IOS the tabbing is not effective or sequential. Is it a ...
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What is better way to implement category selection?

I am developing an android app and currently have a AutoCompletEditText implemented for selecting source of meme. However I want to limit source selection to limited number of options and therefore it ...
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Solutions for long App names for both App Store/Play Store and using an icon name

What is the preferred method for working with long app names? When the app name is required and can not be changed when a company might have multiple apps with similar names. Do apps mainly keep the ...
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How mockups differ from a real mobile app?

I have searched online about this topic and I'm confused. If I have been asked to build mockups for an app, is it something to be built using for example Android Studio? or Is it paper/drawing based? ...
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Change details view of iOS or Android without going back to UITableView

We are redesigning our app and the current one you need to hit the back button to view all Divisions to get to a new Division Details page. We are looking for the best UI option to just change the ...
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Does iOS have an equivalent to Material Design's 'ripple' effect when touching a surface?

I'm working on an app using Flutter that is being rolled out on both Android and iOS. Some iOS users have expressed confusion at the 'ripple' effect that appears on a surface when it is tapped or ...
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iOS Mobile Scrolling Best Practice

My designer came up with this design which I like but the top part, what is a best practice to scroll here. Should the table cells go behind the searchbox, should we have a divider of some sort? What ...
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Refresh list in Material 3

I have an Android app that displays a list or grid of cards, depending on the screen size, that is loaded from the backend. I migrated it to the Material 3 spec recently. The app currently does ...
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[iOS][Android] Best (pragmatic) practices for showing PDFs

I've been trying to get a consensus on "best practices" for showing PDFs on mobile… but my Google skills have failed me so far. I manage a bunch of mobile applications, where we sometimes ...
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Is it true, that Android vertical scroll is for information only? But how to scroll grid, that is full with actionable content?

Vertical Scroll on Android is rare. https://www.tutlane.com/tutorial/android/android-scrollview-horizontal-vertical-with-examples has animation of one such scroll and Microsoft Outlook web application ...
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Complex QR validation UX. Validate 1 entry or group?

I've been trying to find a solution to speed up the validation of the QR for tickets. The thing is that in the industry the people validating the tickets are used to sounds, like beep for "OK&...
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Should clicking outside a textfield hide the software (IME) keyboard?

I am developing an Android (Jetpack Compose) app and have observed that when a textfield gains focus, a software (IME) keyboard opens, and remains open even after I click outside the field. This is ...
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Where to add email/help button main screen of mobile app?

I'm working on a mobile app, for iphone and android, where the user can search for an item, and a list will be displayed with the stores where this item is sold. The "Map" button displays ...
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How to make sure the user knows interactivity of this widget

I want to keep the interface as clean as possible, but I want the user to know, that they can edit the exercise (eg. the list tiles with the not-so-dark background), where I then display the exercise ...
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On IOS have the back button but also we have one more small back button to switch from app to app, on Android how do they work?

please help me explain my concern Please tell me what is the back link in the red circle that is only available in ios and no in android, how do they work? I have tried all sorts of ways to compare ...
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Designing a home screen for a mobile app

I'd like to show the current day's load-shedding schedule on the home screen, but the design I have looks too empty to me. Any suggestions for things I can add to the screen ?
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Showing that dropdown filter has been applied?

An issue I've had with mobile apps with dropdowns is that when I change the dropdown selection, it's not clear if the filter was applied. It usually happens when my phone has weak reception. I ...
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Graphic format. SVG PNG or something else

I need some advice on the choice of graphic format. My task is to make pictures for the mobile application from existing Autocad files (DWG format). These pictures will be used in the application ...
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Which is the best approach for key value pair representation in mobile material ui

I am having limitted data for a page as given below Key Value First name John Last name Doe Phone +9099999999 City Chicago I want to represent the above data in an Android view. I tried to avoid ...
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How many users you lose when forcing a mobile app update? [closed]

I'm evaluating if forcing my android & iOS users to upgrade their apps by disabling the "default functionality" of the app and only showing an "update message" is a good idea. ...
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Is a bottom sheet with no close button accessible?

I'm using a bottom sheet. On Android, people can use the back button to close it, drag it down or tap outside the area. On iOS, people can drag it down or tap outside the area. I'm just wondering if ...
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What's the best way to draw attention about a thing in the configuration process that may happen or not but that can be very important if it happens?

I've the following problem in my mobile app development. There are some services which can be launched from the beginning after a device is restarted or whatever that makes it to boot. Problem is that ...
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Alternative to TAB layout to show three different pages connected

I have an app where from the home page the user enter in a page built like: List of all registered documents from which the user can choose one of them and send it to the server with a bottom app bar ...
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Is it better to inform of all errors that don't allow to continue at once or do it one per one? [duplicate]

For example, right now, to be able to continue when pressing a button the following things should happen: An input text box should not be empty. Internet connection should be active. Date should be ...
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Why is screen HEIGHT not taken into consideration while designing responsive layouts for mobile apps?

While creating responsive layouts for mobile apps, we take into account WIDTH of screen, and create layouts for different WIDTHS, but why don't we consider HEIGHT? If 2 devices have a lot of ...
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What are some good UX pattern to implement drag-n-move, and multiple selection

Currently, I am porting an Android app to iOS app. I have been pondering for quite some time, on what is the proper UX, to implement Drag and move to perform reordering Multiple selection So that ...
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Best layout/design for profile CRUD actions suggestions

I am currently working on a university project on an android app, that communicates with a device via Bluetooth and uploads profiles to it. So in the app I have a UI that provides different CRUD ...
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Swipe for Action: iOS vs Android

In iOS there is a quite common pattern for lists, which consists of swiping an item of the list for getting some possible action. Sometimes, like in the example below even both swiping direction are ...
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Android: minimize, exit app, ask for second tap or ignore?

I am developing a password manager app that requires the user to enter a pin when the app starts. Resuming the app from background either asks for pin or fingerprint. There is also a settings option ...
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Material design or completely custom look? [closed]

I'm making an app and I'm not sure whether to follow Google's material design or stick to a completely custom look and feel. I can find pros and cons in each approach: Material design Custom Pros ...
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iOS/Android: Best practise for adding a back button on top of an either dark or light image

Challenge: Creating a back button that is placed on top of an image that can either be dark or light WHILST keeping the style/layout in line with the current layout for headers. Ask: Help with either ...
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Should snackbars cover buttons?

I'm designing an app that requires CTAs at the bottom of the screen for most of the flows. This, I have found, presents a challenge when trying to incorporate Material Design snackbars. For example, ...
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App Navigation: Bottom Navigation Bar vs Bottom App Bar?

Bottom navigation Bottom App Bar These are the two options when thinking about the bottom navigation for an Android App. What are the use cases for both? When should one be used over the other?
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How patient are users regarding mobile app startup time?

I am making a media player app on Android and one of the big priorities is making the startup of the app quick so that the user can just start the app and click play. I want to know a good benchmark ...
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Is it worthwhile to offer a "recover your status" functionality for a paid version in phone app?

I'm thinking about offering this functionality for the paid version of an app, I think it would take around to 80 hours to achieve the development of such functionality. To better clarify what the ...
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App/homepage bottom bar with social/contact buttons looking similar to Android navigation bar. Problem?

The context is a single page webapp which will also be served as a webview Android app. The target audience is 18+. As it is designed right now, the social/contact icons are placed in a fixed footer/...
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Should we require a user to press on EDIT button before allowing him to move/ delete from list of items (collection view)

Currently, in one of my Android apps, I provide an very obvious way, for user to delete/ move from list of items. "X" button to delete "=" button to move Now, I'm porting such ...
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What to do with feature button in an app when user permanently rejects the runtime permission for it?

The permission model in Android allows a user to either grant, deny, or permanently deny a runtime permission. Also if the user denies a permission twice it is treated as a permanently deny. I have a ...
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Selecting between two options in smartphone app?

We have a smartphone app for pizza places, and a user can select to see "delivery" or "carry-out" and, separately, the closest or the cheapes. These are the two options I've found: ...
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What's the name of this iphone control?

What's the name of this iphone control? It's like a slider/tab control: Does it exist in android?
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Best colors for polls [closed]

I've developed a polls android application. Employees fill polls house by house at the door, and they complain about app is difficult to see. Which color would be better(for background, text, buttons.....
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Radio button functionality for iOS/Android

I need to create settings for token (crypto wallet) for iOS and Android. For desktop we create toggles/switchers: regular / max privacy one-time use / permanent Now we need to transfer these ...
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Best Practice For Font Use in Mobile App Design

I'm currently designing an app using Figma and having had no prior experience am learning as I go. I appreciate both Android and iOS have their own design guidelines which I'll be looking at, but I ...
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Android App Design for a Data Table File Select

I am a new to designing for Android apps. I have been looking over material design components and trying to follow a few patterns. This is pertaining to a section of the mobile application which ...
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Date picker with optional day/month selection?

Is there a UI component for mobile app that lets to select either: Year Month and year Day, month and year? I need to make a picker for planting date. The user might forget the exact date.
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