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Hiding floating action button based on flag

So I have a floating action button (FAB) in a fragment, along with some buttons in the layout. Depending on which button is pressed, I would like to hide the FAB, then if another button is pressed, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why doesn't the Android OS have a system wide "Forward" button?

I find it too easy to hit "Back" (in a browser kind of way) forgetting that there is no "Forward" to correct my mistake.
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How to reduce user confusion between my "Undo" button and Android's Back button?

My Android app has an Undo button in the action bar: Many users are confused between this Undo button and Android's hardware Back button (which exits the activity). Even I sometimes press the wrong ...
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Using Material Design on iOS

I have an Android app developed by using Material Design principles. Currently, I am planning to release it on iOS too. I read several blogs/SO posts, which state that Apple is strict about Flat ...
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Android: Task application Form edit/view pattern?

I am writing an android application that manages a list of Todo tasks. So each task have properties such as title, due date, priority, importance and so on. So there will be a list of all the tasks, ...
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WebView or open in a browser for user guide

In an android app I have user guide section, where some helpful info is shown to the user. These helpful information are in form of web pages. So I am planning to show web content to the user. I could ...
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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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Android UX/UI guidelines for smaller vs larger screen size and pixel densities

I'm an Android Developer that's not all that well versed in UI/UX design principles. In the projects I work on, I find that the biggest issue is accounting for the myriad of screen densities and sizes....
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Help Identifying "Up Left Arrow" Android / Material Design Icon & Usage

Could someone please tell me the name of this "up left arrow" icon used in Google / Chrome mobile search bar list? (Icon highlighted in image) I looked around but couldn't find any info. Also, does ...
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Using right navigation drawer for filter search

I have a [mobile] app that already has a left navigation drawer. I was wondering if it is a good practice to use a right navigation for an advanced (filtered) search? I didn't find any particular rule ...
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Is this a proper way to present Back and Next buttons in Android app?

As part of a Quiz app, in which users have to go through a set of questions, I need to provide the ability to: Quit the quiz Go to next question Go (back) to the previous question I am trying to ...
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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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Is copying other app's UI okay?

I'm making an Android game with a UI similar to Facebook Messenger Android app. I didn't re-create all the UI elements, but users will surely know it looks like Messenger since the game is about ...
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Does Android app need back button?

Do I always have to put "back" button in the top left corner of the app? Following the quote: Sometimes the back button is on the left, sometimes it’s not. They may be physical buttons, ...
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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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Where to put logout in an Android app?

I have an app that relies on a particular web service. It can't be used without login in, so the first screen users see is the login screen. Until recently I didn't thought that users would ever want ...
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Best UI for horoscope/zodiac Android app

download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups I want to make horoscope Android applicaiton, and I'm not sure which navigation I should use. I'm thinking about these two ...
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what do you think about that comment delete screen UX/UI?

we have an android app that lets you share thoughts with friends without revealing who you are. It's in developing processes now! I designed comments delete screen, but I'm not sure it's good for UX. ...
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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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Designing android apps: Material design and apps with own character

I'm new to mobile app development. I came across material design and its guidelines even though I just scratched the surface. I basically am curious how strict the guidelines have to be followed to be ...
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How to indicate partial success in an Android notification?

My question is somewhat similar to this question: How to provide an indication for partial success? But I need to show the indication as an Android Notification. A user can send an alarm (calling for ...
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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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What are the best ways to give design feedback to mobile app developers? [closed]

I'm product designer working remotely with a team of iOS & android app developers on a redesign project of their mobile app. The final designs are done on Adobe XD. The redesigned app looks great ...
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Is scroll to top with Android native back button a common pattern?

I have noticed that e.g. Facebook and Instagram use the Android back button so that instead of taking you to the previous screen or out of the app, it takes you first to the top of page (if you have ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Card with horizontal scrollable content

I wonder if placing horizontal content inside a Card (like an image list in the Reply material spp) is breaking material design guidance?
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Where should the "Submit" button go in mobile?

In mobile, when entering text, anything under the textbox is hidden by the on screen keyboard. I was thinking of putting a "Submit" button under the textbox, but then I thought the user might not know ...
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What is the best position for Settings in bottom navigation view activity?

According to Material Design guidelines, there are two main places for Settings in an Android application: Navigation Drawer (if present) Upper right corner of the toolbar Now my problem is that I ...
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Toolbar at the bottom of texts/numbers busy screen

I have a screen in my app as shown below. The requirement is to place a toolbar with 2 buttons: One button displaying the currently active list/deck of drugs (it is the one with 'Pediatric Drugs' ...
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Android: Is it common to have the Account Settings section incorporated into Settings?

I am designing an Android app and need to decide where to place the Account Settings section (that is, the place where the user can update his profile details, change password, etc.) - I currently ...
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Best way to get a WCAG report for an Android App?

To ensure usability of our app and also to have something that we can present to the outside, we need to have a report on how accessible our app is. It has to comply at least to the WCAG AA standard. ...
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When designing a list of items with associated actions what is the better approach?

I am designing a mobile app using Xamarin. In my app's main page I have a list of few items (1 to 4 items perhaps) and then there are other items on the page. There are a few actions that a user can ...
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Should I use SVG or PNG in Xamarin Forms for iOS and Android? [closed]

If we use PNG - for iOS we will use @x1 @x2 @x3 size per image (which is just a click a way in Zeplin/Sketch). For Android around 5 image sizes, meaning we have to maintain 8 PNG images per graphic ...
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Mobile Application breadcrumb navigation: is it a good idea?

I have a mobile application developed for Android & iOS. The application displays a set of hierarchical items. The application main navigation is designed as a Master/Detail flow where tapping a ...
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Bottom Navigation with only 2 destinations

According to the Material Design Guidelines the usage for Bottom Navigation recommends three to five destinations (https://material.io/components/bottom-navigation/#usage) Was just wondering what ...
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Not clear for users to which team he/she plays

I have an sport app, in which you can set the results of your football (soccer) matches. In one screen, you need to set whether you played for the home/away team, the match result, and the team names (...

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