Questions tagged [mobile]

Questions relating to mobile computing devices, such as cell phones, tablets, and e-readers. Includes consideration for both small screen size as well as the mobile and "always on" nature of the devices.

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Chevron Usage in Menu Items

In a banking mobile app, all menu items have chevrons but some of them open bottom sheet instead of going to a new page. In the example below, Menu Item 1 can open a bottom sheet where as Menu Item 2 ...
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Is a series of GO buttons, at each step of iphone user interaction, easier for user to understand than different title each button?

Anyone see any problem with a series of GO buttons for each step of a mobile diagnostic app? That is, when user starts iPhone app, user sees titling, a couple of optional config controls, and a big ...
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What's this button/ thumbnail layout called?

What's this button layout called? I've been looking for the appropriate name for this layout so I can learn more about its use case and where it's best to be used but I've been dumbfounded for a while ...
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Apple Pay suppression message scares our users

I'm working on a mobile app that uses NFC to connect to specific devices. For iOS phones, we are required to suppress the Apple Pay interface, because otherwise the Wallet app will show up when ...
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Mobile accessibility - gestures

I'm designing a progressive web app that we expect people may frequently use on their mobile devices. Some of the interactions that have been discussed are using things like long-press, or holding ...
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How to present six or more options in a card / modal on mobile screen (to abort an order)

I am working on an app which is used by workers to complete an order within a fixed/ closed process. Since the process is closed until the order is finished, workers need the option to abort in case ...
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Filters in a horizontal scroll or in a dropdown; what is better? (i made an example image)

I had some discussion with a coworker over what is better. in total 3 or 4 filter items Would love the know what you think about this.
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Tap takes you to next screen VS Tap enables "Continue" button

I'm designing a flow that contains screens where the user has to select an option among the available ones. For now we will not allow to select more than one, but maybe in the future it will be ...
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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 image best defines an upcoming event?

I'm building an app for football players. After each match, there is a match stats card where the results will available 24h after the match. I'm not sure if I should go simple or more illustrative. ...
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Proper UX to combine dropdown and segmented control?

Is it good UX to combine dropdown and segmented control? Something like this:
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What is the reason behind different touch target size recommendations between Android and iOS? [closed]

Touch target size on Android: 48dp Touch target size on iOS: 44pt
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Why use borders around dropdowns in a mobile app?

I'm working on a mobile app with a GUI similar to the Gasbuddy mobile app. The first screenshot is what Gasbuddy looks like now. The 2nd screenshot is the same thing but without the borders around the ...
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Bottom sheet on top of popup on mobile

Is it problematic to open a bottom sheet on top of a popup on mobile? Flow User is shown a popup User taps "Select option" dropdown-like input field Bottom sheet with options are shown on ...
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converting a result listing into a mappable result listing on mobile

I currently have a web app that works quite well (if I may say so) on both mobile and desktop via the use of media-queries and by keeping things simple. The UI looks like this ┌────────────────┐ ┌──...
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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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Should videos by default play in fullscreen in mobile apps?

There has been a related question in the past but it is from over a decade back when smartphones were only beginning to get popular and mobile UI/UX wasn't as well established and most devices were ...
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Wizard/Stepper in mobile app: navigation options in final review step of wizard

I have an 8-step wizard in my app and in the penultimate step, the user has to review all of the choices made in previous steps. The user may only proceed to the final step of the wizard if the ...
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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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Access one of the pages from two different paths in mobile app

We have a feature in our mobile application that can be accessed from the main menu of the application. I it possible to access this page from another place of the application? Is that good or bad UX?
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Should you increase tap target size with text scale factor?

When a user has difficulties reading text and has to increase the font size they use on mobile phone, should tap targets increase as well?
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What is the best place to put the delete button?

Well, this maybe the simple question but it has given me a headache for days. I'm making an app, from design, code, etc.... The app is a note app, user can select multiples of them, and then can ...
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Minimal height for a responsive design without scrolling

Many posts (e.g. this) are dedicated to the minimal width for the responsive design and the consensus is that 320px is the reasonable minimal width. I understand that minimal height is not discussed, ...
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Handling stacked item pages - Mobile

I've been currently redesigning a mobile app that handles online shopping. Stumbled onto a problem that might not be a problem, but it feels inefficient and I'm looking for maybe some different ...
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Affirmative button placement when buttons are stacked

I am working on an app where I have two call-to-actions stacked. I currently have 'Cancel' on top and 'Delete' underneath. Usually, when the call-to-actions are side by side I'd have 'Cancel' on the ...
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What would you expect at the end of a pagination?

I'm designing a mobile e-commerce application dedicated mainly for women in their 50s and 60s. For my current project I have to highlight some exclusive time-sale items at the top of a list page. I ...
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Is there value in re-inventing the quantity editor design in an ecommerce mobile app?

I am designing an ecommerce mobile app (grocery and food) and wanted to know what is the best practice to provide quick add to cart option (quantity-editor) instead of taking the users to the product ...
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Sign up policy UI

this is my first time writing here. I am a newbie in the fieldm currently writing UI text for an APP in English. I've been looking at these sentences for too long and now I don't know if they sound ...
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Address Look Ups

I am working on an E-commerce app with an address book. I have observed several different patterns for entering a new address. Some simply use the postcode, then return a list of addresses. Some are ...
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Should we use the OS settings dialog or embed it in app?

Assuming one has the option (because I don't know how to do it on Expo) should app settings be part of the app or part of the OS? With it part of the app, we can style things and make it feel like the ...
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What is this stepped design/component called?

I search for flow builder or sequence but can't seem to find references on google. This is the layout:
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Is there a name for a text input that lets a user input multiple values?

There is a type of text input that allows the user to enter an array of items, sometimes with autocomplete, usually adding a new "item" to the list either whenever the user presses space and/...
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How to handle multiple levels of advanced/optional inputs in form

I am designing a form to give music recommendations based on many possible inputs. Only 1 input is required (artists/song) and 15 are optional (mood, danceability, tempo, etc). I'm designing mobile ...
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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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Best practices for pinned banner alerts in iPhone X view?

Hey everybody, I'm experimenting with pinning a full-width banner on an iOS app I'm working on, but as you can see it looks a little awkward with the bottom curvature of an iPhone X-12. I debated ...
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Scroll time on SaaS

As is the case with most SaaS, there is sometimes simply too much data to fit on one section of a page. On the desktop app, we use a standard table view of data. On the mobile app, we use cards in ...
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IP address input in RTL language - force LTR?

I am implementing an IP address input field and I am wondering how it should work in right-to-left languages. An IP address (IPv4 to be specific) is four integer numbers split with the dot character, ...
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What is the correct translation for a "BACK" button?

I am fluent in Spanish, but this one has me struggling for some reason. What would be the correct translation for a "BACK" button in Spanish? If you want want to go back to the previous ...
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Is feature to customize themes and colors for Mobile/Web Apps important for UX?

We are building a CRM like application but targeting micro businesses, consultants and etc. While designing UI for our Mobile/Web App, my manager suggested us to inlcude themes, color and fonts ...
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What would be the better option for Grid items in App, Circular buttons or Rounded Rectangular buttons?

Currently I'm designing a mobile application where I need to display various categories for the user to choose and for that I have created two variations. First Option is Item within circular shape ...
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Navigation for app that is embedded into another app's user interface

I have an app that is going to be embedded in another app. The app we're embedding into has it's own navigation system (bottom navigation and may have a hamburger menu at the top). Attached below is ...
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Two buttons for actions of equal significance on same (mobile) screen

Consider a simple app for making wish lists and sharing the list with a friend (or shopping assistant). On the main screen, the user is shown the list of items they have added to their wishlist. There ...
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How to handle map section navigation in mobile

Given a section which takes full height of the device's viewport and have the following controls at disposal of the user: Can pan through the map within a certain boundary (a country); Can select an ...
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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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Looking for advice on organizing an app which is basically just a collection of functions a user can trigger

I'm currently in the process of redesigning a mobile app, which pretty much acts as a launchpad for a variety of different payment functions. The app's current architecture relies on a bottom-...
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Flashlight switch: display the desired state or the current state [duplicate]

Situation: I need to design a view in a mobile application (iOS + android) to scan qr-codes. The view needs a toggle to switch the flashlight "on" and "off". Problem: I first ...
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Should I avoid underlined links on mobile app?

We have a discussion in my team about links into mobile apps. Developer said links shouldn't be underlined. But in complex mobile apps sometimes, we have link to different entities. I can see that ...
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How to handle forgotten PIN for kids' banking app

How should a kids' banking app handle kids forgetting their PIN? This app is just for teaching purposes. No email or account number confirmation flow would work. I'm not allowed to share too much ...
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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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