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Questions tagged [android]

Google's mobile operating system and applications for it.

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Better use of white space and font size

This is my current design for my medical app (dosage calculator). I think the card design specially is a bit cluttered/busy. Do you have any better use of white space and font size/color to make it ...
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Toolbar at the bottom of texts/numbers busy screen

I have my app as the screen below. I need to place a toolbar with 2 buttons: one large button displaying the currently active list/deck of drugs (below it's written 'Pediatric Drugs' where he can ...
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Placing small buttons into a busy layout

I'm working on a medical calculator android app. It's design is based on cards as in the image below. My question is : what is the best approach to make the users know these are buttons and can be ...
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iOS and Android app - data download or page navigation first

What is the best perceived UX for mobile applications which require data downloaded midway through the journey. I cannot find this information online in Apple's Human Interface Guidelines (or I am ...
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Android Action Button On Notification Itself [closed]

Because of Android O's new policies, I can't run a background service while my application isn't running in the foreground. So, I've to run a foreground service - more specifically, a service with an ...
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is it good to auto log out after changing password

Is it a good practice to implement automatic log-out in an android app after changing the password through the app?
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What is the best UI component to make user select a number from small range (1-12)?

I'm creating an Android application in which I want user to select a number from 1 to 12 (The standard in which user is studying). For this I've considered a dropdown with numbers 1 to 12 or a ...
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Represent the time table UI in Android

I have to desgin an android layout from the web page shown below. How can I represent the time table UI shown below for an Android layout. Note that the periods & days are dynamically delivered ...
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Using the Title in Navigation Bar for a page status

I'm designing an app on iOS & Android. My client wants the title in the Navigation Bar/App Bar to be a status rather than a page title. Instead of "Registration" he wants to switch between "...
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Logic Screen Resolution vs Physical Screen Resolution: how to calculate Sketch artboard size for custom devices?

I know the current physical specs for a custom handheld device and I was trying to generate the logical sizes for my Sketch artboard. The resolution is 1280x720, PPI: 294, 5 inches device, it is an ...
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Google SignIn button Android ideal Right-to-Left ideal behavior

Background: For Right-to-Left languages (or if you set Force RTL layout direction), the text / buttons appear as mirrored as follows throughout the device: Source: Google's blog on native RTL ...
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When should I “punish” a cheating user?

Long story short, I've an app that for seeing a certain result it may take let's say an average of 5 or 6 weeks, maybe even more, when it's achieved I've to check some things so to make sure that the ...
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Design for row of list of absences

I have to create a list of absences, for a mobile application in android, each row has the following data: Absence number (Example: N°1, N°2, N°3 ...) Date (Example: June 28, March 17, October 9 ...) ...
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How to achieve quick navigation, for scrollable horizontal tabs on Android mobile devices

Problem Labels is quite a common feature, in note taking app, for categorizing notes. Most of the note taking app in the markets, will place labels selection in hamburger navigation bar. For ...
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Why do most Android applications place the navigation bar icon (hamburger menu icon) inside the search bar?

Apps like Play store and several other do this. They seem deeply flawed in their design. Since the hamburger menu has nothing to do with search, why is it designed in such a way?
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How to best show an activity state transition adhering to google's material design component framework?

I have an application which consist of three views for an activity. A list View, A chat view. Every activity has a status , which a a user can either mark completed, pending Example of list view: ...
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How to structure navigation with many similar items?

So I have an app on the google play store currently (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.euandeas.RowerStuff) which has calculators in it for rowers. I currently have free essential ...
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How should an Android permission that looks fishy for the app but without which it's impossible to obtain a certain needed behavior be handled?

To be honest, I'm not 100% sure if the ways to achieve that behavior only are possible through that permission, or even if there's some workaround of that behavior, but I'm almost sure so I'm posting. ...
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Most intuitive way to indicate swipe gestures

Right now I have a ViewPager with two different Fragments, and I currently indicate to swipe left and right with two chevrons. However, someone might mistake those icons for buttons, and I would like ...
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Show multiple statuses/state on a list item

Currently, I am working on a feature for a mobile forms application where users can send data via SMS and Internet. What I need to accomplish is a way to display both the internet and sms submission ...
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Would it be a good UX if we removed the top menu altogether when inside an app?

Top Menu - Time and notification space. We could use that space for better purposes. Whenever the user wants the label he could just swipe down from the top. The app is for viewing and uploading ...
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How to show 2 search possibilities on an Android app bar?

Here, need an advise on some layouts I’m working on: We have a mobile app (tablet only) used by doctors to access patients registered via a desktop app. Recently, we added biometric registration for ...
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Items with long title in Android

In an Android application, I have a "Grid Layout" with fixed size cells for describing Three-line items: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Number of columns and ...
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Is a CardView-based UI the best approach to section rich content? [closed]

Im working on a "smart-home section" that is beeing redesigned at the momment and i'm not quite sure about the approach of our designers. My question is: Is a CardView based UI the best approach to a ...
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Material design: Can you use bottom and top app bar at the same time? What's the relation between them?

I'm currently designing a B2B app that will have plenty of buttons (on top app bar) that just can't be hidden. Is it possible to transfer some of the buttons from top app bar to bottom app bar, just ...
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Android app: informing users that an image is clickable

I have an Android app. In its help section, there are some images that are clickable and if clicked user can see more information. And there are images that are not clickable. Other than adding a ...
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Best way to denote possibility of refreshing an image which is embedded in text in Android

In an Android application, I have to display images during texts. For example: So image must be a part of text without border, shadow, ... or with button effect. Problem is that sometimes image does ...
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System Nav Bar Required? If not, pros/cons for keeping it?

Haven't worked on an Android app in a bit and was wondering if the system navigation bar needs to be there or not. Looking at my husbands phone (I am on iOS), it's not on any of his apps. Is there a ...
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Research around users navigating native app then being redirected to a web page

I'm looking for some research on the following scenario: users are navigating within a native app - they want to purchase some addons They press on the get addons button and then they are then ...
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How to show a table with 10+ columns in android [duplicate]

since the android screen is small to show a table with 10+ columns so, I was wondering what is the best approach to show this kind of table according to material design guidlines The data from ...
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Android Share item label: App name or verb + app name?

Our app allows users to upload pictures to a pictures repository. We have differing opinions about the label we should put under the icon that appears in Android's "Share via" menu. The name of the ...
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Which would be the most user-friendly way for something that may work or not work which may cause trouble to the user?

I'm building an Android app which deals with the list of contacts. In my app the user selects a contact and has to do some things related to that contact for a period of time. Problem is that the ...
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How to show pre-filtered list on a search results area

I am working an iOS app that manage employees requests, I have a screen that shows requests, and a search field above it, I can search within my requests. but, I can also send a push notification with ...
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Mobile SSO when you don't know the Identity Provider

I have a mobile app that I'm going to allow users to SSO into. However, due to the nature of the business, the identity providers they'd use won't be common ones like GitHub, Google, or Facebook. It ...
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Filter icon on Android

Sorry for bugging you with such a simple question, but I'm wondering what your insights and experiences are in the usage of Android's defined filter icon. Based on my personal experience, there's no ...
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Trending practices for displaying step-by-step content on Android

Some time ago, Material Design on Android provided "steppers" for displaying to user step-by-step guidance through a complex process. We use this for our company app but dint of using it, I realize ...
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User-friendliness vs. conformity (with an app)

I have two apps: App #2 reads text files to display 3D objects with specific coordinates (e.g. a sphere, a cube, a pyramide and a cylinder) in a VR environment with each file having its own unique ...
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What would be the most user-friendly way to request a lost password if remembering it from mail isn't practical?

I'm developing an app in which the user can set a password for it so it has to be entered if the app is desired to be accessed. That password is just for their own use of the application if they wish ...
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What is the name of this element?

I'm trying to find out what the name of the element which asks you to choose which application to open a file in. This is on Android OS. The element: Does anyone know the name? Thanks
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When to use which navigation in android

I'm planning my app design with material design and they offer good description on navigation:They describe which option with how much content to use. In general: my choices are either the ...
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How to present an optional binary choice without a preset value?

How would you go about approaching a form where the user should pick one of the binary choices (yes/no) in the UI, but it should also not be enforced to block advancement within the flow. So ...
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A full bleed button that is always visible through the scroll or a button at the bottom of the screen

I am making an Android app. This is how the screen goes. The screen has is scrollable and at the bottom there is a button Submit. Now there are two ways of showing this button. 1) Have it placed ...
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Making colorPrimary and colorPrimaryDark the same. Good Or Bad idea?

I'm natively Android developer. Recently I'm trying a new thing that to make colorPrimary and colorPrimaryDark the same. Does it act upon user impression somehow? I'm giving an example what it looks ...
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Guidelines for Material Card in Android

If I were to follow elevated card(first one) like here, where should I place the expand more arrow? Also, is it okay to do the same card with image on the left? Cards displayed are different brands ...
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Mobile design and images sizes problem [closed]

We are developing a mobile App for a website, we have a problem in scaling images for 2x and 3x mobile screens. The website allows users to upload images, and all images that were uploaded in the ...
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Designing for IOS and Android

I am not sure if this is the right stackexchange site to ask this question. The company that I work for gives us only IOS designs (buildt totally using IOS components. No material design whatsoever). ...
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On a list view page of Android app do I need to show bottom navigation? User lands on the list view page by clicking hamburger menu

I am working on an Android native app. the app do have bottom navigation aswellas hamburger menu. In hamburger menu I do have certain links like Profile, Manage team , Help etc. When user clicks on "...
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Status bar color of BBC confused with battery low

This morning I was reading this Then I thought for seconds my phone battery is down. But it was not the case. Well it is different from the red of battery saver. Many cannot figure it out. Is it ...
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Android - What is the approach to use to let the user choose from a small list of time-related options?

I'm working on an app and I want to show the user how much he's paying for services he's got enabled. I want the user to be able to choose to display the cost per day, week, month and year. To let ...
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One click order alternative - slide to pay

The mobile application is able to store (securely) credit card details and users can pay small amount for some services with "one click" button (no confirmation). There is a chance users click it ...