Questions tagged [ios]

iOS is a mobile phone and tablet operating system built by Apple, Inc. It is a light weight touch screen OS based on the Mac OS UNIX called Darwin.

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iOS HTML5 + fullscreen/native video player [closed]

Is it possible to utilize the "native" video player spawned from the HTML5 video element, but control over the "bouncy borders" as illustrated in these capture: https://youtu.be/tZGr_-XFGMk https://...
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iOS list with checkboxes and radio buttons alternative

I have a question regarding the default component for checkboxes and radio buttons in iOS. [Context] In this flow, the user will have to create a two period charging recurrence (for a service), ...
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iOS: Delete/Upload button position

My iOS app (for iPhone and iPad) has two main screen with two buttons each: A table: Clicking on one of the cells opens screen 2; with Upload & Delete button Detailed screen with more information ...
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Native iOS icon sets

I've always found designing natively for iOS tricky - Google seems to just have everything there for you to look through and design exactly the same. Whereas the Apple Human Interface Guidelines ...
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Cocoa - When do you include a submit button?

I am designing an app with some forms. I have looked at other Cocoa apps to see how they handle the submission of forms. Some apps don't have a submit button and update their backing datastore (or ...
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Asking for permissions to access contacts Android and IOS on native apps

Hi wondering if someone can answer this... Is it necessary to ask the user for permission before accessing a list of contacts on a native app.. see attached image for context.
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Screen size to design for Android and iOS React Native App?

I am designing a mobile app (UI/UX Design) for a client that will be developed using React Native. What screen size should I start with? Do I need to design 2 different apps for this? I have been ...
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iOS Segmented Controls

I'm trying to figure out the use cases for the different sizes of segmented controls, specifically the 2 segmented one. The app store has a longer version (located below the Nav bar), while the iTunes ...
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What is the best native iOS solution for a Radio Button with just two options?

The challenge I'm faced with is that I have a horizontally scrolling series of cards that have two common questions for each item, say, Did you perform activity x? and Did you perform activity y?, and ...
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Should I use SVG or PNG for 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). Android - around 5 image sizes, meaning we have to maintain 8 PNG images per graphic ...
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What is the preferred way of displaying interactive information in a small space, eg table cell?

I have a list of athletes that have competed in a race. For each athlete, I want to be able to do a couple actions for each athlete, like View Time Online View Team of Athlete View Time Splits View ...
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Is the tab bar generally accessible from subpages on iOS?

The answer at this StackOverflow question clearly explains that the Material Design guidelines recommend showing the bottom navigation (or tab bar, as iOS calls it) on subpages. Is the same practice ...
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Notification to jump to specialist content in feed

Is there a "best in class" example of how to direct users to a specific bit of content in their feed? I am working on a pilot app that curates articles for students and I am looking for an effective ...
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Making a form with excluding fields to search for flights (iOS app)

I am currently facing a UX situation which I'm not sure how to solve. I have a place on my app where I can search for flights inputting either the Airline, Departure and Destination airports, or the ...
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Navigating two charts on one screen

I want to display two charts on one page and have similar chart navigation and examination experience as iOS Apple Health app does. The issue is that Apple Heath has only one chart on the page but ...
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Accessibility guidelines for Mobile Apps

Can you recommend me a guide or book for making apps focused on people with vision problems? Some kind of accessibility guidelines. I know there are some guidelines in the iOS/Android documentation, ...
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Porting horizontal scroll-able tab design in Android to iOS

I have an Android app which looks the following. The top tabs will be scroll-able, when the number of tabs is increased. From all my users feedback, they are pretty happy with such design. When ...
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Action Sheets then Alert Box Delete Confirmation Issue (iOS)

This is regarding the user experience issue in iOS, iPhone. User comes to the first screen, which is the action sheet with a more button on a previous page. There is only one option which is delete ...
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How to handoff animation for iOS developers? [closed]

I'm a designer and interested in different ways I can handoff animation to iOS developers and the best ways to do that depending on a particular case. 1. JSON I know Lottie works best for animating ...
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Can some part of my app have their own tabbar in a iOS app?

I trying to design my iOS app, and I’m going to 2 bottom tab bar on different page. I would like if it’s good and a another better way exists. Here is why: When I log in my app, I would like user to ...
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Should I live update content list or implement pull to refresh in iOS?

I am developing an iOS app which has Firestore/Firebase as its backend datastore. Firebase provides live data change notification. Should I listen to those and update the tableview cell content ...
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iOS Long Press Button

I am putting together a simple single-player puzzle type app that has undo/redo capability. I would like to provide the ability to undo/redo a single action via a button click OR to undo/redo ...
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Progress indicator position in iOS [closed]

Having a little bit of struggle while designing a iOS app. What do you think is the right position for progress indicator - right or left side of text? Checking for updates... or Checking for ...
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iOS inconsistencies (modal vs push)

The iOS settings app has some inconsistencies I want to bring up to discuss the reasoning for their choices. Settings > General > Language & Region > Region uses a modal with a filter ...
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How do you approach orientation in iOS and Android?

To anyone who has participated in the creation of a mobile app I have a question: Was it designed/planned for both portrait and landscape? If not: Why? Did you discuss this with your team? What 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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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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How to handle multiple objects on the same day in my timeline?

I am making an app where a series of posts are shown side by side chronologically. Then on the same page, there is a timeline at the bottom where each post is represented by a colored tick. You can ...
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User experience issues when the order of content changes?

I'm working on an iOS project for users with age 55+ years who have not to much experience in using mobile devices. I have around 8 tiles with information to show the user. (Scroll View) By time ...
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How to design friction in an iOS app to prevent accidental action?

I am designing an app for iOS where I need to prevent the user from unintentionally trigger an alarm (the action of calling for emergency should be easily accessible, but at the same time it should ...
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iOS App with two states and mostly different content categories

I’m working on a medical iOS app for university. Our users are usually 55+ years. I’m currently struggling with the navigation flow of the app. We basically have two states, pre and post-surgery. ...
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Do these vertically swipeable views have a standard name?

So I've noticed this type of view appearing across a variety of popular apps recently, including Music (iOS), Google Maps, and recently also Twitter: It extends only partially from the bottom of the ...
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Back gesture inside the screen which has a swipeable tab

I'm thinking about a UX scenario. For example, you have a screen in your app with a swipeable tab component. On iOS, you have back gesture too. So users can not swipe to back screen (because of that ...
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Drag controls on partial-screen modals on iPhone X

With the introduction of the home indicator on the iPhone X (and Xs, Xr, Xs Max), it seems worthwhile to question the pull-down-to-close controls on partial-screen modals. The most common pattern I'...
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iOS Swipe to edit difficult to discover

A while back, we worked with a Ux/Graphics designer that was enamored with the (then) emerging "swipe to edit" trend for iOS apps. We ended up with something that looks like this on a swipe: (...
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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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What is stepper? Is it wizard?

I have a doubt what is stepper? There is confusion in term i.e being used or explained in iOS and Google Material design. Which is the right meaning of stepper? Is iOS or material design right or ...
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Should the label for a switch component be tappable on iOS?

We are developing an app for both Android and iOS and try to use similar patterns between the two platforms. For Android we have decided that tapping the label that belongs to a Switch component ...
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Inverse navigation on iOS

I am designing an iOS mobile app where I have parent-child data sets. Imagine that you have a list view of objects (where you can do regular operations like add, delete or edit). When you tap on an ...
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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 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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Dual color iOS status bar / Alter width dimensions

What is the best approach for dealing with the status bar when an app screen has two columns. One column is dark whilst the other is light. Can the status bar show light over the dark content and ...
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MIT Licesne - include in iOS App [closed]

My boss wants me to create an app for inside usage of the company( a prototype), and I need to use a MIT licensed software. When I look at the license it says:"The above copyright notice and this ...
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Playing around with a mobile app's IA

I have an app which contains several features and among them payment. A user selects the amount to pay, selects a payment method and then the payment occurs. After the payment occurs, we show 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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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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Colloquial writing style in UI messages

Nowaday I often see a colloquial or even flippant writing style in UI messages. For instance MS Excel 2016 writes "We finished $task", "Spelling finished. Let's go ahead!" (Translated from German "...
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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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Specs on Apple human interface design like http://material.io/ [closed]

I am coming from Android development to iOS development. Our design was dictated by the awesome detail provided at http://material.io/ - it gives us down to the pixel how many pixels to right/left ...
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What is the quickest input format to select what animals a user sees

I hope someone can suggest an efficient input format for a user to input what animals he/she saw and how many of each. It is for an iOS/Android app. The idea is that the user can add by pushing the ...