Questions tagged [mobile-application]

A software application designed to run on smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile devices.

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Why are so many kids apps are in landscape mode?

I'm trying to figure it out for couple of days, google best ux practices for building apps for kids, but none of them says "you should make your app in landscape mode". Tried to search for ...
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Best way to discover creating events in calendar application

I have a mobile calendar app First I want to say that my app is not a normal calendar app, because users may sometimes need to add a lot of events at once, not like google calendar where people ...
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Idiom for global shortcuts on mobile devices

I have a mobile web app and there are two different modes for viewing content and the user may frequently toggle between them. I'd like to provide a very convenient way for the user to request this ...
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Determining Information Priority using digital Survey

This question is regarding an event/activity booking mobile application. The content users are served (offers and vendors) can be grouped by Regions (multiple) & Interest categories (6). Users ...
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example of launch another app icon in mobile

I'm very familiar with the visual cue of a link launching a new website as is used in wikipedia: However I'm not sure of how this works on mobile apps, for example I have this situation: Question ...
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Best practice for out-of-app notifications for in-app messages?

Platforms like Task Rabbit and Airbnb send users an email and/or text message when an in-app message is received. What is best practice in terms of UX for how and when these out-of-app notifications (...
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What is a better solution for too many in-app notifications

With the current state of travel, there are many regulatory bits of information that need to be conveyed to users as they make a booking on our travel app. Here there are at least 4 separate ...
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Tradeoffs in buy-in/uptake, retention, usability and engagement when splitting an app in two (or more)

I'm designing an app that, due to its nature, has 3-4 absolutely distinct but interacting role-types. However, importantly, a single person can be tagged with any combination of these roles. One ...
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Guiding users to enter their membership number from email to app

I'm designing a feature to encourage users to sign up as a frequent flyer member on a flight booking app. This feature will appear on the booking summary screen after the user has booked a flight. ...
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UX when showing multiple QR codes, but making sure people don't accidental scan the wrong one

We have created a poster with the most ordered products for our customers. This also shows QR and barcodes for each product which they can scan with their phone (and our app) to re-order the product ...
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Should back button close the app or go deeper in it?

I just received a feature/change request regarding my app that I subjectively found wrong, but I want to see what other people (or studies) have to say from their knowledge and/or experience. My app ...
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Are mobile apps dropping UX in favor of super-clean interfaces? If so, why?

Today's mobile apps, compared to 5-6 years ago are way cleaner visually. Nowadays you can find several popular apps with a way that is really so clean that there is no value proposition on the login ...
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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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How should my mobile app handle email verification?

I am using Flutter to develope a cross platform mobile application. I use firebase to login, and require the user to do email verification before signing in. The user creates an account, and then the ...
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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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Sitemap of a Website versus Mobile App

I noticed that sitemap is usually created for a website. Is it also applicable to a mobile application?
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Simple cross platform style guide for mobile apps or a recommended approach?

Having joined a new project recently I've found a lot of padding / margin sizes etc set in the App which had variuous names and isn't consistent. I've also been briefly looking at style guides blog ...
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What's the best option for an opacity slider on this color selection menu?

Hi! I am currently working on a new cosmetics app. As an example, in the Lipstick category, users would be able to change their lip color by choosing a different lipstick color. We created a small ...
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Using both bottom navigation and tabs for an android app [duplicate]

I was told it's a bad practice to have both bottom navigation and tabs in the same screen, but I'm not finding any information about why, and what can I use instead of tab bars in Material Design. The ...
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How to structure big list of steps in an mobile friendly way?

I need to organize big list of steps in an user friendly way in a mobile app. I was hoping to do it like slider(title + image + description) in onboarding flow but with numbers (ex: 1/20) instead of ...
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Time picker with blacklisted times

What would be a good design on an app for a time picker, incremented by 30 min with some blacklisted times? So for ex. 9:00am, 9:30am, 10:30am 12pm, 12:30pm etc. checked all over for inspiration, but ...
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How much time in advance should users be informed of an upcoming maintenance on app?

I'm desiging the UX on how to handle planned maintenance of a travel booking app. During this time frame, some services won't able available. I've decided that there will be messaging in the app as ...
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Live app icons on smartphones?

One thing on my iPhone that always makes me wonder is the Clock app icon. As far as I know, it is the only app icon that is actually "live" (constantly changing state to show the current ...
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In app - planned maintenance and unplanned downtime messaging

I'm designing the messaging for 2 types of scenarios. Planned maintenance, and unplanned downtime. in both cases, certain services on the app won't work, but the rest of the app will function as ...
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User interface feedback for minimalist product review page [closed]

I'm a novice currently learning user interface design in my free time. I am currently designing a minimalist product review page for the mobile phone. I would like to get feedback or suggestions on ...
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How to force upgrade an app to new version (that has live users)

The tech team is rolling out an essential upgrade on our app. This includes essential security updates that cannot be procrastinated by users for later. One way this will be prompted is when users ...
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What are the best tools for creating a Sitemap?

I am working on a mobile app and I have drawn a sitemap for it on paper. However, I want to to create a digital version of the sitemap. I have used Adobe Illustrator previously to create diagrams like ...
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Settings screen - sub screens vs expansion panel vs sections [closed]

I have an app which has a settings screen and the options are growing up, so I started thinking about grouping in some way, I have some options until now: Define a main, e.g. Design tile which sends ...
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In a small list on mobile, how to manage a simple filter?

In a simple list, 4 types of a specific variable can be displayed. Which is better? Check the list and display only available variables in the filter, or all the filters shows, and if there is no item,...
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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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What's a better way to Indicate flights in operation when booking flights

I'm designing a flow that will reduce the likelihood of users getting zero results when they search for a flight. When looking at examples of how other airline apps do this, I came across the ...
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How are you supposed to center a profile picture on mobile?

What is the proper way to do it? Are you supposed to just center the text and put the profile picture to one side? Or do you center the entire thing together?
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Entering a Distance

I'm building a mobile form to capture a golf scorecard. There's inherently repetition there (either 9 or 18 holes). Currently the user enters the par via a segment button and the distance via an empty ...
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Notification scheduler for customer support agents [closed]

General time schedule can be fixed from 8 AM to 5 PM. How to solve for shift employees? The requirement is a notification schedule feature for support agents (mobile app).
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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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Most efficient payment UX model

I am trying to understand which payment UX model is the most efficient. It is about an mobile app providing matrimonial services. I can think of two options: The user enters all user details and then ...
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Is UI Chips for all single choice input a good idea?

I'm working on an iPhone/iPad app that uses a lot of forms and we are currently using several different components for input where the user have to do a single choice from a defined list of items. For ...
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Notification icon on mobile app only home screen?

I am designing an Artisan app, I want to know, is notification show only on home screen? or we can show notification icon on every screen. I saw multiple mobile apps they don't show notification ...
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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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How should an app clarify that you can choose the outcome size only during the first 2 of the 4-step process?

I am working on an app that synthesizes long texts, articles, essays. You paste in the text and the system starts synthesizing. You can choose a size or length for the final format, say Short, Medium, ...
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Best Practice For Font Use in Mobile App Design

I'm currently designing an app using Figma and having had no prior experience am learning as I go. I appreciate both Android and iOS have their own design guidelines which I'll be looking at, but I ...
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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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When creating an application, when should I use the map satellite view instead of the plain one?

From UX Perspective, If I create a map-based mobile application why should I not use the map satellite view instead of the vector one? Is it because it is crowded with data and the user will not be ...
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Gesture driven interfaces and hint animations - good or bad?

Many times I saw statements that "Interface/design you need to explain is a bad design". I do agree with it (e.g. if you have nav bar then having labels under/next to icons is beneficial), ...
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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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When linking to external websites from an app. Is it better to use web view or open in a browser?

I'm working on a travel app that sometimes needs to link to its web version for information that's not within the app itself. For this I believe using a web view makes sense. However there's also a ...
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How can I better convey the idea of “message sent”?

Currently, I am designing a mobile screen where the user can send a message to their friends. In order to show that their message has been sent, the upper right hand corner check-mark goes from black ...
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Integrate combobox/dropdown in smartphone app?

I'm working on a smartphone app for searching prices. This is what the menu looks like. In the app, I can switch between the results of "CHEAPEST" and "CLOSEST" without moving away ...
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User experience / interaction design for elderly people using banking apps

We are currently designing a mobile interface for elderly people for the banking industry. Is there a need for tweaking the standard (not applying the best practices, for example: tooltip for mobile)? ...
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How to display selected item in scrollable horizontal list

I have a scrollable horizontal card list. Only one card can be selected inside the list. How should the selected item be displayed from a good UX perspective? eg. With a border around the card. ...

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