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. Questions tagged *mobile* should in one way or another reflect a particular aspect unique to mobile devices, as compared to digital screen design in general

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Is there a methodology or color choice that allows an app's UI to be more visible in outdoor conditions? [duplicate]

I saw this question on another Q&A website and was wondering the same. This is a question that resurfaces from time to time, even on this website, where there are several questions with no answer, ...
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Notification popup with a lot of text - please help

I am having some problems with a notification popup system (for web and app) - which has some big challenges: A lot of text to display, like 340 characters, or 50 words. People from the legal ...
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Solution for Alert button in app

I am designing mobile app and confused as I don't know where to place the Replace Worker button. Replace worker button function as an alert to Superior that, worker is not available and need to be ...
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Bottom sheet instead of dropdown in mobile app

In my mobile app project I have several dropdown lists. I converted some of them to radio buttons (<5 selection options). I wonder what I should do with the rest (choosing car brand, car model, ...
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How to handle list loading + errors on mobile

I have a list of addresses on a mobile app. What is the best way to handle pagination and loading errors? example: The list is paginated by default. 5 items are shown, with a "Load more" ...
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Is having a delete confirmation built into the button itself an appropriate UX?

This is for desktop and mobile, basically when you click the button once it changes to "Confirm" with a cancel button next to it. I got some feedback that it's not clear you have to press ...
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What can you fit into a single burger menu on mobile documentation website?

I am looking at this Vercel page: They put the table of contents in a select box at the top of the post, and then the burger menu is more global links. Proposition What are the pros/cons of merging ...
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Alternatives to hamburger menus for switching the user context (e.g. active project in a project management app)?

Context: a mobile app for project management where the user at any given time has one active project. Think Slack/Discord/GitHub. Each project has some per-project navigation, in the form of a top tab ...
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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 scale typography and UI for different mobile device resolutions?

We have an iOS and an Android tailored application. We noticed that on small devices, the UI becomes very large with texts not fitting properly, either truncating or going to another line (this ...
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Are there any Android/iOS guidelines about automatically switching nav bar selection for a user?

I work on a product with a side navigation bar on the left side of the screen (for tablets). It functions like a Navigation bar. We have been asked to implement a feature so that if a user is away ...
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How to display when a dropdown selection is too long?

I am working with a dropdown that has a longer option included. When the long option is selected, the selection is cut off when the user is on mobile. Ideally I would like to keep this as a dropdown ...
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if using table rows inline-editable in mobile view the best practice as Ux

I am working on a data table with many columns, and I depend on inline editing when the user double click the row. currently, I am working on a responsive version for this table to be viewed on mobile,...
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Best layout tactic for repeated, semi-sequential, nested form inside a bottomsheet [closed]

I am developing a mobile app that offers a GIS utility. As such, the main feature of the app is a map and a graph. In order to run the utility, the user must input 2 locations, i.e. a start and an ...
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Mobile Survey Design -- Next button vs automatic continue [closed]

I'm wondering if there is a situation in mobile survey design where a next button is more favorable than automatic continue after user selection and vice versa.
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Avoiding confusion in duplicate app icons

We've got an interesting scenario, with potential confusion from two icons on a device. We need to transition users to a newer app. Out of necessity, it is a completely new app with a new identifier - ...
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What UX principles to apply to assess a sticky action menu at the bottom?

On the Awwwards website, I really like the sticky action menu at the bottom of the page (the black rounded box on the screenshot) I think it is : Close to the thumb on mobile, hence easy to reach Not ...
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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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I have two different graphs. Should I use one legend or two legends in this case?

I have two graphs that follow the same legend. I am wondering if should use one legend for both graphs (screenshot A) or one legend for each graph. (screenshot B) I don't want to clutter the design ...
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If you have a PC game with keyboard input, how do you translate that to mobile?

I have an old game I wrote decades ago, which I'd like to port to mobile. The inputs are basic, arrow keys to move around. However you can't easily do that on a mobile - eg you hold down right to ...
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How best to present an option to type in text OR choose from a preexisting long list

I have a use case on mobile in which a user can type in a label for a group of items. Certain labels will be very common. The list of common labels is quite long. Finally, not all users will initially ...
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How to validate removing of 'back' button from a form while usability testing?

I tried to validate the removal of the back button from a mobile and a web screen within forms. I used Useberry for usability testing and wasn't sure how to validate this. I already have a back button ...
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Does a plus sign indicate to login to access associated price

The aim is to get the customer to login. So we are providing a different pricing model when signed in, does a plus sign indicate to the customer to tap this (a pop up to login will appear) and then ...
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Radio Selection before search

Context Allowing users to search for any particular job based on multiple parameters. Feedback needed I've designed this application search component, which will have a default selection and the user ...
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Sticky button but only after user made a selection

I'm designing a screen where users have to: Select a day Select a time slot Click a "Confirm" button (which is disabled until the user selects day and time). I didn't want to make the ...
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How would I go about designing a home screen whose sole purpose is navigating to other [5] pages?

The homescreen really only needs 5 buttons that navigate to other screens. there isn't much more to show in this page since they are static screens. This is what the homepage looks like: I've tried ...
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Unusual time picker

I'm puzzled by the following time picker: Proposing only the even hours is fine, but then why bother to propose minutes as well? It's strange to let the user choose 10.05 but not 11:00. If that ...
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Finding a tested color combination for mobile app header and Search box?

We have a mobile app with a regular header (filters, search, etc.) and a results listview at the bottom (fyi the icon to the right is not the real icon). I like how the app looks and I don't want to ...
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The ideal Splash Screen for mobile applications should be animated or static?

The manager asks for animated Splash screen, but I am against it, since the animation can slow down and annoy the user, but what do you think?
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Multiple sorting orders in one screen

For the following example shown in the screenshot (mobile app that records public transport trips), when a user visits their journey history screen there are multiple sorting chronological orders. ...
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Best way to design a multilevel hamburger menu?

– Do you know about a usability study that has compared how to best present deeper navigation levels inside a hamburger menu used on mobile web sites? As I see it there are two main patterns: ...
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Why don't most mobile apps use color in their interfaces?

We've been developing a mobile app, and now we're researching the perfect colors for it. I've noticed that most mobile retail/list apps use white and gray as their normal GUI colors. For example, ...
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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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What is the name of the type of menu used for Slack emoji reactions on mobile?

What is the correct term for the type of menu that is used for Slack's emoji reaction picker on mobile devices? The menu comes up from the bottom, can be pulled further up to the top of the page, and ...
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Is Balloon popup for mobile apps common?

Our mobile app has a screen with a button that updates a price when the user takes a picture. In order to clarify any doubt that a user may have about the button, I want to add a description somewhere ...
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Does anyone know the term for this mobile "grabber" section?

Does anyone know the term for mobile sections that can be collapsed/expanded using a grabber? In the image below this is the section with the white background.
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How can I make this habit tracker interface more visually interesting? [closed]

I'm designing an interface for a habit tracker app where a user can view a list of their habits for the day and tap a button to mark a habit as complete. I think the habit containers (meditate, ...
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Letting user know that button is for picture and update data?

We have a mobile app where the information is updated when the user takes a picture. I'm attaching the screen. As you can see there's a huge button that says "Update Information (by just taking a ...
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Building location based mobile app, how to handle when the user declines to enable location services?

I'm building a location based mobile app and I want users to share their location with me. However, I'm a bit torn on how to proceed when the user declines to share their location. Similar to Tinder ...
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Why is there no "closing sidebar button" in the mobile world

When I'm using a google product, I'm always wondering why there is no "closing sidebar button". For example in gmail I have to swipe the sidebar or click outside it's area to close it. More ...
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Space in-between font and icon on links

Is it good to have too much space in-between typography and icon (arrow) on a link? For instance, when looking at the Adidas website on tablet and mobile you notice that there is a lot of space in-...
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Compact search bar design on top navigation bar for multiple pages?

Consider a website that categorizes its data into about three classes. For example, a website contains food information only for fruits, vegetables, and meat products. I have designed a search bar on ...
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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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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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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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