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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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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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Back vs close icon in Material Design

Some Material Design apps use the "close" icon instead of the more common "back" icon in the toolbar, for example: (From https://stackoverflow.com/questions/27125340/material-close-button-in-toolbar-...
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How to deal with many subpages in an Android app?

I'm currently developing an Android app which has already plenty of pages in its navigation, so I don't want to add much more to it. Now I have a page, let's call it marketplace. The marketplace had ...
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Presenting selling statistics for multiple tags per each sold item in mobile application

I am writing application mobile (React native) application that lists items that users buy and sell. Each item can be tagged with some tags. I want to present some statistics statistics like: profit ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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[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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Looking for an Android Keyboard Gallery?

I'm documenting some patterns for a mobile project, and I need a page that shows all the different keyboard layouts on mobile for Android specifically (Like number pad, phone number keyboard, etc.) I'...
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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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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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Exporting files on mobile

We have a responsive page that exports a list into .csv format. For mobile view, what is the optimal way of going about it? Show the user a notice that exporting is only supported in desktop? One ...
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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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Make a simultaneous selector and display for decibels

I'm creating an android app that. I want to create a display for decibels that shows the actual noise captured by the phone. At the same time, I want the user to have an option to select the level of ...
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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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Should the internal storage of a phone/tablet be referred to as "SD card" in the UI?

I help novice users with their Android devices. When browsing through the file system, many of them get confused about the fact that the internal storage (or rather, the emulated part they have access ...
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What is better for UX - hiding or disabling irrelevant buttons

This question follows on from my last question here. Is there a commonly accepted wisdom on how to deal with buttons that are not always relevant. The two possible routes and the issues I see with ...
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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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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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Auto scrolling between form fields

We're mocking up a new flow for our app that collects 6 data points from a user before giving them a certain result. We collect these data points one a time (as shown below). Certain fields like phone ...
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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 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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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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How to handle business users and an application that requires GPS access

We currently manage an application that is sold exclusively to businesses, but users can use the application on any device. Our app requires location services to be on to function properly but does ...
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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 should Android back button behave when it's not possible to go back to previous screen?

I'm designing an on-boarding process and it is not always possible to go to the previous screen with the Android back button. So in this case I have two options: Let user know that is not possible to ...
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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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How to structure navigation with many similar items?

I am devloping an app which has a number of calculators in it for rowers. I currently have free essential calculators only version, but plan to add some premium calculators later. I am trying to ...
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Determining app compatibility and iPhones?

I’m working on an app for iPhones and android devices. I’m trying to figure which smartphones the app will run in. In the case of the iPhone, I’ve seen that developers tend to develop the app so that ...
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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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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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Why do nearly all the social media platforms have nearly the same layout for "user's post" and how can I implement similar layout in my design?

So I am making an art sharing app ( image sharing ) and have noticed that nearly all the existing social media platforms have similar layout for user's post. e.g. Facebook Instagram Twitter Now as ...
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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 to allow two actions per list item?

I'm developing a mobile application which function is basically to let the user fill in forms. What forms and how many different forms varies per user. Obviously, the primary function of the app is ...
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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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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 FAB with progress indicator

Is a good idea to put (infinite) progress indicator into a Floating Action Button (FAB)? I am dealing with a situation where there is a bottom navigation panel with inset FAB and there is no toolbar ...
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Filled tabs design in Android

I need to make a tab section in my app, it will only have two tabs. Exploring several solutions from other applications, I came with this (among others): However, it seems to be more of an iOS design,...
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Should I put "." at the end of messages for mobile users?

Should I write "." at the end of messages displayed to the user in my mobile Android application? For example: High bandwidth required, switch to WiFi. or High bandwidth required, switch to ...

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