Questions tagged [mobile-application]

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

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Should iOS native app be distinctly different than the responsive website's mobile version?

I was in a training session, where a room full of designers were learning iOS prototyping in Xcode, and there was an individual there who came from Apple to make sure everything in the course was done ...
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Should I be more worried about creating a consistent UI among platforms or creating native experiences? [duplicate]

I am starting to develop for all three major mobile platforms (Android, iOS, and Windows UWP), and have run into a UX issue a few times. Each platform has it's own design guide. Android has Material, ...
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Design for Application consistency or follow OS convention?

When we design applications to be used in the new world of cross channeling, we need to take into account a lot of different factors. Not only do we need to address in which environment the app is ...
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How can I represent multiple pins at the same location on a map?

I'm building a very small app that allows my users to post content to a map. The home screen of the app contains a map with all of the posts (as seen below). PROBLEMS 01 - if a user posts a post ...
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Answer button placement on Mobile phone app

This question is regarding phone apps on Mobiles and Desktops. When I receive a call on my Mobile phone app "Answer" button is placed on right side of "Decline" button where as on my desktop same app "...
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Should I force the user to enter an email before actually using a paid app?

I am working on an iPad app. It's in the medical field and the app will be sold for $99, which is kind of expensive! The client and the developer want to force the user to give his/her email address ...
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Use of TWO hamburger menus in mobile app

I have a client who INSISTS on using TWO hamburger menus in their app: one in the top left, one in the top right. This is to basically mirror functionality from two related websites: one uses the left ...
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Importance of colors in a mobile application?

I am software + hardware engineer who possibly does a same common job as others with a similar qualification. I am under the process of designing, developing and publishing a mobile application where ...
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How to emphasize/mark one option over the other?

I'm attaching screenshot of the current section. The left option, is the free option(obviously), while the right one, is the paid option, marked with "locked" emoji. I'm trying to increase the "...
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should a button be disabled under offline situation or clickable with a notification of offline afterwards

Recently, I encountered a dilemma when designing a button on a mobile app. Here is the case. On the screen where I place the button, the user is required to fill in some information (but not all ...
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How to ask for details to a poor reviewer?

Our company has an Android application online, able to be downloaded. We have a lot of daily downloads and reviews, and we currently have a pretty heavily maintained rate of 4.37/5 On the other hand, ...
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Is the small alphabetical index on mobile phone lists usable

I'm working on several mobile filters with long lists and wondering if this pattern that's been used in most mobile phone contact lists is actually usable? It seems too small to get an accurate press ...
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Should the tab bar be accessible on sub pages in a mobile app?

I've just joined a team as an UX / graphic designer developing an app for iOS and Android. The app is already in production, and I'm working on implementing new functionality and tweaking the current ...
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Rate Now, Remind Me Later, Never Remind Me Again

I'm creating a mobile app that would alert users on its initial startup to rate it and link to the App Store for a written review. From doing some research so far I've found two approaches that ...
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Alternative method of displaying notification alert to user with awkward icons

Due to the awkward nature of my notification icon, I've been forced to settle with a red dot near the notifications icon, which seems less than ideal from a UX point of view particularly because it ...
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What is the best way to get users to make an account? - Mobile App

What is the most user friendly way to get users to make an account in a mobile app? Is the best way to not allow the user to use the app before they create an account, or do you allow them to use the ...
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Back Button on Mobile Application

I am having a hard time figuring out the best practices on Back Button functionality within a mobile application because I have seen a lot of conflicting viewpoints. I have taken to the developer ...
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Password recovery workflow for app and website

I work in a company that has four mobile apps. Those apps have an iOS and an Android version. Also, we have the main website. Having registered, users can log in to the main website or any of the ...
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Normal Dialog or Bottom Sheet dialog for confirmation

I am about to pick dialog type for confirmation (yes, no) when deleting an item. I have two options to choose from: Bottom sheet dialog Normal dialog What is the best for this scenario and why? ...
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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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In what instances should a bottom navigation be hidden (mobile app)?

Many mobile apps have bottom navigation (think Instagram, Twitter, etc.). However, for some of the pages / processes, the bottom navigation disappears. E.g. On Instagram, once you do the process of ...
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Forum - Threaded Messaging on Mobile

I need to display a threaded forum on Mobile. It's a fully fledged threaded forum where users can reply on any "reply". Currently I am displaying the forum in threaded order, but as it is a small ...
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When is the best time to display ads in phone applications

Many online resources suggest you display ads when the app is launched, or when an important action is called (ex. image is being saved), but is it really efficient or rather off-putting? The reason ...
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Can material design give a unique identity to my application?

Can material design be personalized in a way that gives identity to the app? what I know about MDC (Material Design Components, an acronym I've just known!) is that it provides us with a bunch of ...
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Multilingual Mobile Application - How to implement language change

We're building a mobile application that will initially support English and German, perhaps more languages in the future. My question is what is the best way/most common practice to handle language ...
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Is it good UX to allow the user to browse a mobile app as a guest until they want to make a payment?

I have been through this dilemma many times with new apps. So finally I'm seeking some help. So when the app is new and in the process of gathering more users, is it good to let them use the app ...
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Are there Android design conventions for an empty screen? [duplicate]

I am designing an application with 3 screens, each on their own tab. Screens 2 and 3 require data to be inputted on Screen 1 before they work. The app will open at Screen 1. Are there any conventions ...
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Android design convention for saying a user needs to complete an action first?

I've read the Android design conventions, but can't see a good solution. I have a 3 tab mobile application. Tabs 2 and 3 need a selection made on screen 1 before they will work. The user enters at ...
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What is a good reason to tell clients who want their logo to be always included in every screen that it shouldn't be done for a mobile app?

Just as the title says, I'm not a fan of always displaying the logo at the title bar of a specific app. I sometimes come across a client whose concept screens are like that. What would be a good ...
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Central menu trigger on mobile devices

I've been reading some articles about user behavior on mobile devices, and a lot of them keep showing this image: When trying to figure it out the best menu on the app I'm working on I noticed the ...
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Is User Guide really necessary

Firstly please help me understand what guide truely means with respect to this link. Secondly I had read that guide is an important part of a great UX, also by the answer of jensgram over here, it ...
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Logging out of mobile app without Internet connection

I’m currently developing an Android app (native) that connects to a service via an API. I recently added a logout functionality that sends a call via the API to logout the user on the server destroys ...
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Radios on mobile apps - yes or no?

Is it a good idea to use radios on mobile apps? If not, how would you improve the below design?
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Would users understand splitting an Android app's functionality by permission?

Say I'm developing an app for Android tablets that supports offline use, such as a mail or Usenet client. As far as I can tell, most tablets are Wi-Fi-only, and the user is likely to be away from Wi-...
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Giving positive/negative connotation to two textual options/buttons

I'm developing an "photo editor'ish" mobile application. After the user has finished processing their photo (such as choosing filters, shape, etc), the user should save the outcome to their camera ...
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How to decide to what should go in more options menu?

I was deciding what should go in menu of the app I am developing. Here menu: means more option menu at bottom nav with ... icon. I looked in other apps out there I notice something strange. That some ...
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Best way to determine today and tomorrow in a slider

I want people to be able to tell how much they have worked during their shift and this seems like a perfect solution. There is just one problem. They can also work till the next day (ie: from the 5th ...
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White action bar or dark actionbar

I see many apps today uses shades of white extensively in their design. Even action bar color is shade of white which was used to be a dark color earlier. This seems to be a trend. As I read in this ...
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Innovative methods for form input on mobile [closed]

Looking to have a form on mobile for scheduling an appointment (similar to registration form info), run in a webapp. Are there any better, innovative, more interesting methods to do a form on mobile? ...