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An 'app' or application typically a self-contained program.

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Competitive audit

I am trying to conduct a competitive audit for a project I am working on. I would like to find competitors for a bus seat reservation app, but the country where the app will be shipped doesn't have ...
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IOS font - Can I use brand typography for app that will work on IOS?

I'm designing an app, that will be supported for Android and Ios. The brand font is Lato. I'm wondering if I should use SF Pro while designing this app or can I use a brand font?
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What is best practice when displaying partial item quantity fulfiment?

Let's say for example, I ordered 3 Cavendish bananas in a grocery shopping app. 1 banana was in stock, 1 was out of stock, and 1 was substituted for a ladyfinger banana (let's pretend only one ...
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Should an app remember its last state after re-opening from background by push notification?

Imagine this scenario: There's a mobile app. The user navigates between different app pages. The last page the user visits is the Edit profile form. Then the user goes to the iPhone home screen, which ...
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How can I best clearly differentiate 3 screens with (almost) identical content?

I just got approached with an app that has 3 screens, that almost do the same and have very similar content. So, we want to avoid someone entering into screen A when was supposed to be on screen B. ...
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Wizard/Stepper in mobile app: "abort wizard" and "back button"

I have an 8-step wizard in my app and want the user to be able to abort the whole wizard. My app has a title bar and usually, the top left icon is either a "burger icon" (opening the main ...
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Letting user change displayed data in overview (table)

This part of my app will be for managers who need to approve the working hours of their employees. A manager will get a overview(1) with all the hours they need to approve, also hours from employees ...
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How to use back button or navigation in app?

How do you decide the navigation method to use, whether backwards or hierarchy navigation? For example, users are navigating on the app, and they received a push notification which leads them to open ...
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Design QA: Tools to support?

I'm looking for a tool where I would be able to almost 'inspect' the elements of an app build to make sure they match the design I created. So currently my Devs will create a build using Test Flight ...
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How should I best approach a project which involves merging separate apps together?

I need to merge 3 separate apps for a project at work. One app is for smart homes devices, one is for smart condo management (booking facilities, etc.) and one is for smart towns. Does anyone know any ...
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Is there value in a user profile photo for an e-commerce app?

I am building an e-commerce app and I wanted to know if there is value in adding a user profile photo? I have seen couple of e-commerce apps that don't use them. So wanted to know which is the best ...
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Displaying overlapping user data reflecting the status of an inventory in a horizontal stacked bar chart

I have an app in which users can track items. The app will flag when there are issues with items: Warnings (orange UI colour) Low stock Expiring this month Problems (red UI colour) Out of stock ...
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What is the easiest way to automatically collect user data in a prototype app?

I would like to test the design for an app. Therefore, I would like to let my test subjects use an app prototype on their smartphones for a few days in a row. I would like the test persons to use the ...
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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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How to showcase additional menu level items within the current menu UI without breaking it

We have an app that lets users modify their face as they are taking selfies. Under the Beauty option, users have the option to Smooth their skin, add Lipstick, edit Eyes, etc. The user can see in real ...
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Which button layout is the best?

I'm currently working on a modal in app, that can be display in full screen. I'm having some issue about the way to close this modal. In the first situation, we can have a “Fermer” (close) button as ...
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Mobile app accessibilty: bottom sticky footer when there is a long scrolling feed [closed]

Our native mobile app has a long facebook-style feed on the first screen with four tabs in a sticky footer. How do we make those tabs easily accessible while using a screen reader? The feed is not ...
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Kairos Pattern for "Opportune" Disclosure in UI

Looking for a pattern or guideline that will present an option to a mobile app user with an affordance to get some user assistance if there is no activity detected after a short time. I've looked at ...
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Where would you look for your password settings?

Organizing app info. Where would you expect to find your password settings - under settings or under profile?
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Ask for reviews in mobile app

I am working on asking for reviews via our mobile app that will be supporting our rating in the iOS and Play stores. We're thinking about displaying the usual 5-star rating which will allow users to ...
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How to show different educational institutions' login options in an app?

I'm working on a mobile application where users, apart from being able to login and sign up with accounts made directly on the app, have the ability to login directly with their educational ...
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Other than analytics, what other ways to know whether an app feature is being used

I'm new to the community. Hoping to get some advice. We rolled out an app 4 months ago, and wanted to find out which features from the app that are rarely or never used by the end user. There are 5 ...
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Should mobile apps flip upside down?

Should mobile apps flip upside down? (I am referring to when you turn up phone upside down, and the screen flips.) Are there any studies on this? Apple says iPad apps should be able to flip upside ...
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One app with more features vs. separate apps focused on one thing

What is considered modern and best for UX with question if to go with one bigger app with more features or separate apps? I can understand why Facebook split their main app and Messenger, or why ...
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Is it a good practice to auto "switch-on" a setting based on a dialog confirmation?

Imagine that as a user, you can use an app to start the A/C of your vehicle remotely. To do that you just simply need to open the app, tap on "A/C" and then press start. But if the car is not plugged-...
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What is this UI component called?

I'm currently doing an app interface, the client is asking me for an specific design but I can't understand what it is, here's the quote: "bike code lock" kind of structure for date time and table ...
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What is the name for component of menu board in front of home slider app

What's the name / the called for the component of menus board in front of home slider app. Usually it's contains of several feature services/action of the app. I mark with red frame on this image ...
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Should a message show up confirming the user wants to leave when they press on a 'back' button within an app?

I'm having trouble deciding if an app should show a message when the user presses the back button while he/she is leaving. See image below showing how 9gag does this (note the "Press back again to ...
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What is the UX behind showing cleaner profiles on cleaning-on-demand apps? [closed]

When I am using an app to order cleaners to clean my house, many apps show the profile of cleaners with ratings. As a user, I do not care who cleans the house as long as my house is super clean. What ...
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Is there any term for an interface in which an application runs another application?

Is there any term for an interface in which an application runs another application? For example, one website rendering UI from other website within its frame.
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About Commanding in UWP apps. What commanding approach is best? office like?, UWP? or classic win32?

I'm writing an app with platform UWP-Windows 10-1903(Universal Windows), for making electric circuits, designs and simulations. User makes a design on screen with resistors, generators, etc, and run ...
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Mobile Login Loading Time

I'm just wondering what the best practice / optimal times are for loading after the user logs on. So let's say the user enters their username/password and presses log in, what's the optimal time from ...
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Improve elements position [closed]

I'm designing an android app and the only elements I have are a text and two buttons, with a large white background. I would you set these elements to improve the user experience? This is what I've ...
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Having no content on product launch

My team and I are facing an issue regarding the release strategy of our application, that is said to impact the User Experience of our first users. We are building a content-driven app and our ...
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The app has skip login page really important?

I am building an app for saloon which includes services of that saloon. if user book the order only after login is it really necessary that we should add the skip log in page in the app .
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Ghost Accounts in banking

last couple of days I tried to figure out combination of requirements from Online sales department for our e-banking app. The main theme are "ghost accounts", I would rather call them "fake products"...
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Designing mobile apps and handing them over to development in a way that's responsive to all screen sizes?

I design stuff in Figma, for an iPhone 8, based on pixels. But we need to find a way to implement it in Flutter in a way that the design fits all the other screen sizes. One way we figured out so far ...
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How to show a score without numbers?

Context : I'm working on a telematics app for an insurance company. Drivers have to drive correctly and the AI calculates their global score vs their trip score. The score can vary (increase or ...
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Advice: UI for app with column like input

I'm working on an app for a volunteer organisation (Scouting group) where users can indicate what he or she had to drink from the bar/fridge. This so an 'admin' can see how much each person had to ...
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How should regular black text change to show that it has become editable?

I am building an app to be used on Android phones. The main purpose of the app is to display information, in the format of a form, to the user. Several fields of the form are to be manually filled in ...
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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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What would be the best way to present a 2 item choice on mobile?

Let's say I'm trying to accomplish a task on a mobile app, in order to do so I need to choose one out of 2 options, for example, confirm via e-mail or text message. Each choice leads the user to a ...
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Ego struggles when creating an app? [closed]

I'm curious about what sort of ego issues you've encountered when creating an app. Obviously we're all proud of our idea, but sometimes it can cloud our judgment and make us lose sight of what the ...
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Login Flow if user is going to order stuff

Given the user has to fill in contact telephone number and address. If the new customer is going to make an order, the customer has to ask the user to login. After successful login, should the user ...
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Drag and drop list alternatives for mid-age users

I wonder what kind of list ordering will be easier to use for 50+(age) users if there will be lists of 10-15 items. Also it is going to be used on touch devices too. The idea is to arrange the ...
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How to display choices from multiple options on mobile

Here's my scenario: Customer books a hotel room for 4 guests for a week. He/she can then add meals to their booking of which there are 4 mutually exclusive options (Let's say Full English Breakfast,...
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Best way to show macro progress on meal tracker app?

I'm building an app to calculate/track meals based on one's own macros but I'm having some trouble finding the right way to design it. What I'm trying to create is something very minimalist and ...
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How to map product functionality

At a start of a project, what is the best way to map out all the functionalities of a product? For example, an app? I've considered a Gantt chart, but I need something more "agile". What are the ...
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Detect if User has pop ups enabled. Best way to do it

I'm facing a problem where I need to check if the user has pop ups enabled when they try to view a pdf file in their browser and for this I would need to open a tab and close it real quick, there's no ...
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Which is better, Side Menu or Fixed Bottom Menu?

Currently I'm designing an android app that has 4 main menus without extra sub-menus (just simple menus like Home, My Loans, History, Settings). This app is a financial product to help users acquire ...
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