Questions tagged [mobile-application]

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

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How to display a date filter consisting of custom date selector and buttons

I am building an iOS application which contains a list of videos, these videos can be filtered by date. I am looking for a better way to display these filters on Mobile, with such a limited screen ...
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Why are Progressive Web App Icons circular compared to their App counterparts

Working on a PWA (progressive web app) and coming up with the app icon for it. There aren't many others around since it's pretty new but it seems a lot of PWAs use a circular icon to differentiate ...
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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 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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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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Best approach to redesign a mobile homepage with both existing and new features?

I'm currently working on an existing application whereby, 1. I'll need to redesign the homepage 2. New core features will be added to it Now this work is for a client that I'm working it and they ...
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Settings screen - sub screens vs expansion panel vs sections

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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Notification scheduler for customer support agents

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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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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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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Right side drawer - text and icon alignment

I want to give my users option to chose between right and left drawer and I'm wondering how to align elements in a Left-To-Right language. Bellow there are few examples but I want to hear your opinion ...
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Should I keep my change password section within the change profile section or settings?

I've seen some mobile apps keep the change password section separately from the edit profile screen (for instance Instagram) but some just keep it inside the edit profile screen itself. I personally ...
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What is the ideal length of a task on mobile?

I am designing an app that aims at enabling users to perform a complex task (sound editing) using a mobile device. I am trying to find information about the ideal length of a task on mobile, but it is ...
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Best practices: keyboard dismissal and button display in mobile apps

We have both iOS and Android apps with forms in multiple places, and are looking for an appropriate UX pattern for continuing when the form is complete. Example: On the login screen, the user must ...
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How to implement list filter functionality for mobile use case

I have a list of vehicles in a mobile application. The user needs to be able to filter the list of vehicles with a few rules/requirements: User must be able to filter the list of vehicles i.e search ...
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Reasons for the difference in design patterns for mobile to desktop vs. desktop to mobile

I want to follow up on a recent question that related to the WeChat Web experience but expand the scope of the question a little bit further: Is WeChat Web bad for UX? In recent times companies that ...
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What's the best way to add item and childItem to ExpandingRecyclerView?

I have element of the library ExpandingRecyclerView (RecyclerView with one nesting) placed on the NavigationDrawer. I need to find the most elegant and visually good way to add item and childItem. I ...
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Card-Sorting in Mobile App

The user needs to order a stack of cards, let's say each one representing a task. Let's assume the user has already ordered a set of tasks and now he needs to place a new one within the stack at the ...
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Placing logout button in menu-less application

This particular application does not have a side menu, bottom navigation or a Profile/Account page. Although it requires the user to Sign In to proceed. NOTE: This is a front-facing application ...
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Showing item-level & order-level offers/promotions on Details page (PDP) &/or Cart page?

I have 2 types of offers (promotions) applicable on my eCommerce website: Item level offers (example: Item belongs to Brand XYZ. Buy any 2 items from brand XYZ to get 30% off) Order level offers (...
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How do people handle the experience of a filter input + tab bar + keyboard on Android?

I've been working on an Ionic (Hybrid) app that uses system-like defaults. More specifically, I am supporting the tab bar on the bottom of the screen on iOS and the top of the page on Android. My ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Accessibility testing on mobile apps based on WCAG guidelines

There are questions about how WCAG 2.0+ is applied to accessibility testing on mobile apps, which suggests that the same guidelines apply but are slightly adjusted for web applications compared to ...
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Should a navigation be specific to a page?

Let's say a mobile application has 2 interfaces: one that lists items, and the other that displays the details of one of these items. Both of these interfaces have the same navigation bar on top of ...
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How to design interactions for guiding users to install an application during sign up process

Application objective We have a mobile application where a sales employee will be able to login to see his sales stats for the month. The data available to the employee is restricted to only his own ...
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Mobile Screen Highlight/Tooltip Overlay - Feedback Loop

Context I'm working on a mobile app that provides real-time feedback on accessibility issues of other applications (not built or controlled by me) on the device, similar to Axe or Google's ...
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Cross-platform mobile pattern for navigating among, editing, and creating cards

I'm a backend dev (mostly), very new to UX. I'm building a mobile-friendly Progressive Web App that allows users to view and edit cards with a few attributes (discussions: title, image, description, ...
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What are real examples of content-driven navigation?

Reading Apple HIG Guideline I came across an explanation of the content-driven navigation. It says that games, books, and other immersive apps use this navigation type. But what other immersive apps? ...
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What's the optimum entry point for in-app chat support

I'm designing an in-app chat bot feature for a travel app. This feature provides live support for logged in users on the day of their travel. Trying to decide on what's most useful entry point for ...
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Are there existing patterns for forwarding an image to email from in app?

I am working on an app where one of the final steps in the signup process requires that users provide information displayed on screen to their employer; they can either go to their email and forward ...
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Should the logo color be used in the application theme color?

I want to ask if it is okay to have different color between logo and mobile application theme color? The logo color is too bright for application theme color, so I choose the similar color but darker. ...
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“Translate” mobile app mockup dimensions from desktop to smartphone size?

I'm pretty sure this is a common issue, but I'm not certain if I'll be able to explain myself correctly. So please bear with me. I'm including a screenshot of a mobile app I'm working on in my ...
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Error on initial push notification subscription

Does it make sense to inform the user with an error message when initial registration to push notifications fails?
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Toast notification above the content or floating

I'm working on a mobile app, and am trying to figure out how to display recoverable and unrecoverable errors in context with a list. If a list of items are fetched in the initial request, and a ...
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iOS App: Segmented control for Login/Signup screens

I am planning UX for an app and currently working on Login/Signup screens. Looking at some various other app screens, it looks like the most common is to make welcome screens with both options - Login ...
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good ux design patterns to add/edit/remove entities in a mobile app?

I'm looking for Android apps which have good entity management (add/edit/remove) UX. The home page of my app displays a list of configured entity instances. Now I need to give the user the ability ...
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Number of data points on stock price chart

We're creating a graph where customers can see development of security price over time. We're going to use a line chart with which the user can interact by tap/hold gesture to see different data ...
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WebView or open in a browser for user guide

In an android app I have user guide section, where some helpful info is shown to the user. These helpful information are in form of web pages. So I am planning to show web content to the user. I could ...
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How big should an analogue stick be on a mobile game?

I am developing a mobile game, for fun, and am adding an analogue stick to control the main character. It looks something like this: I am hoping to get some advice on the appropriate size and ...
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How to present two business models within single app navigation?

i need your help here. we have two business models in single app, the first model is car classifieds and the second one is buying car online, and most of our users cannot tell the difference between ...
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Using detail disclosure buttons on section headers

My colleague is suggesting to add a detail disclosure icon to a section header in a mobile app. It seems rather cluttered to me given the density of info we already have on the screen. I'm wondering ...
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Signup as first step after app was installed

What are the arguments to ask users to signup before they can use your app? For example in a secret luxury accommodation booking app, once you downloaded the app, you are forced to create an account....
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Phone number login and verification for mobile apps

Can someone shed some light on the security behind mobile phone logins on mobile apps? Uber and Lyft ask the user to login using their mobile phone, I'm assuming because it is a more unique ...
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What is the default behaviour for device orientation when switching between apps?

I think there is probably a technical dependency involved, but I will ask the question from a user experience perspective. Many mobile devices run apps that have a default orientation (i.e. landscape ...