Questions tagged [mobile-application]

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

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How to convey that the feature has complicated connectivity requirements in a mobile app?

I have a complicated iBeacon based mobile app. To get to the end of the “happy path” -app functional, the following has to be true: Internet reachable Bluetooth enabled Bluetooth permission granted ...
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How to indicate to a user that an image/emoji is clickable

I'm building an app where a user goes by an emoji.. that is their "profile name" so to speak. The problem I'm having is that it's not very intuitive that you can tap on a users emoji to get their ...
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Schedule on Mobile. To drill down or not to drill down?

One aspect of the app I am working on is an employee schedule. The main functionalities are to include an employee's schedule for the current day and the next 7 upcoming days. The information to be ...
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Usable (mobile) user interface for adding quizzes and selecting a correct answer

I am creating an administration panel for an application and one of the needs is to manage quizzes in one page without any pop-ups. The application should be usable both on mobile and desktop. I had ...
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Ego struggles when creating an app? [closed]

I'm curious about what sort of ego issues you've encountered when creating an app. Obviously we're all proud of our idea, but sometimes it can cloud our judgment and make us lose sight of what the ...
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when do I hide mobile onboarding hotspots

We placed a few hotspots in our mobile app, when clicked they show onboarding explanations about a component. If the user clicks on them, they will disappear, but what if he does't? is there a best ...
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Too many menu items for a mobile tab bar

For my mobile app, ideally, I'd fit 6 top-level buttons into the navigation tab bar: Overview Tracking Jobs Notifications Search Menu ("hamburger") Profile Log out Settings App info etc. This is ...
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Why do some companies ask the users to "Text for a link" to download the app?

I've noticed several websites that ask for a phone number to link to either the Apple Store or Google Play to download their native app. (Example below) and I've also seen a few sites display links to ...
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Switch Dashboards along with menu

I am working on a mobile application which will have two different areas in same app. Suppose: Area 1 -> Learning Management System Area 2 -> School Management System Both areas will have its own ...
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System Nav Bar Required? If not, pros/cons for keeping it?

Haven't worked on an Android app in a bit and was wondering if the system navigation bar needs to be there or not. Looking at my husbands phone (I am on iOS), it's not on any of his apps. Is there a ...
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Autosuggestion in post creation

I'm designing one specific medical application and got stucked with autosuggestions. The idea is to write a post and include medical terms in it and do it without tag system. Should work like this: ...
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Layout in Right-to-Left (RTL) Mobile Apps

I'm designing a bilingual app in the Middle East that's in both Arabic and English. I know that part of localizing an app is flipping the content (among other things). My question is, do you flip ...
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MIT Licesne - include in iOS App [closed]

My boss wants me to create an app for inside usage of the company( a prototype), and I need to use a MIT licensed software. When I look at the license it says:"The above copyright notice and this ...
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It is a good idea to use a cta button on a search bar for an app?

In our company we’re creating an app about apply for jobs. Its main features and functionalities are: search all kind of jobs, list of results, and of course apply among other things. The home page ...
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How to label CTAs in a mobile form?

I am currently working on a mobile flow for sending money (bitcoins to be specific). I have found apps that label their CTA with the action on the upcoming screen, instead of referencing the current ...
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Using only phone number and 2-step verification as login

Is requiring the user to login using phone number and 2-step verification bad design? I have only seen 2-step verification as an EXTRA layer of protection, not a requirement. The only thing similar is ...
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Buttons position [closed]

I'm developing a "dictionary-like" app, with a list of lemmas, definitions and other infos. I was thinking about the wasted spaces for the footbar (1st image). It could be annoying in case of long ...
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Mobile design and images sizes problem [closed]

We are developing a mobile App for a website, we have a problem in scaling images for 2x and 3x mobile screens. The website allows users to upload images, and all images that were uploaded in the ...
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Threaded/nested mobile comment section

I'm building a mobile application that is supposed to encourage conversation, and one feature is being able to comment on posts, as well as comment on comments.. essentially a threaded comment system. ...
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Why Youtube mobile app doesn't play video in background? [closed]

One of the reasons I could think of ads and viewing video is what makes them money, they want you to see ads but don't we also use youtube to listen to music and other audio-only contents? People will ...
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Developing a native app works like a shortcut - Is this a good approach? [closed]

My company is making a native app for smartphones, which is just using a web view directly linked to one of our web pages. I'm very skeptical about our approach and looking for better one if exists. ...
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Icons - Differentiating between viewing the current 'item' vs selecting an 'item'

On a mobile app what would be the best way to differentiate between viewing a current 'item' vs selecting an 'item' using icons. In my specific case, its for a religious app where the person counts ...
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Word used to describe first page of app

What's the term used to describe the "landing page" of a mobile app, i.e. when a user first opens the app? I know a "home page" would do for the user, but I'm looking for the technical term when ...
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Difference between Dashboard and Menu

I am a senior high school student and our research is to create a something that will use java. So we came up with a mobile application, my question is what is the difference between navigation menu ...
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How to display choices from multiple options on mobile

Here's my scenario: Customer books a hotel room for 4 guests for a week. He/she can then add meals to their booking of which there are 4 mutually exclusive options (Let's say Full English Breakfast,...
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What is the proper term for this 'sliding navbar'?

Many mobile apps implement this type of design. These imgur screenshots show the sliding navbar for a youtube channel. Is there a proper name for this design?
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Performing serious tasks on mobile

I have a theory: A large percentage of users are reluctant to do something too serious on their mobile device. The smaller screen and lack of control here induces a sense of unease. It's possible that ...
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Card with horizontal ScrollView [closed]

I'd like to ask how I should design this vertical RecyclerView while the ChildViews are cards now I'd like to make a Card with the RecyclerView in it but since Cards inside a Card equals Cardception I'...
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What should be the ratio of sidebar navigation to screen in ios?

I am working on designing a native iOS app. For one of the screen need to design a side navigation bar. Android navigation bar standard size details are available here - https://material.io/guidelines/...
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Best way to handle horizontal scrolling to switch lists of data?

So I'm creating a simple app to track bets with my friends. The pieces of information that are important to me are who they are (nickname), how much weight our bets are (virtual f.u. coins collected), ...
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Should I create different databases for different languages of my app?

So my application is meant to be equally used between those of Arabic language and English language due to its religious purposes. I don't want my users to be confused/annoyed when they see something ...
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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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What is a better approach to AlertDialog?

Let's put it this way; What is a better approach when you ask user to confirm/reject something while need to choose a value in a mobile application? I have the following options: Scroll-able content....
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Interpretation of job status

I am currently working on a landscape mode mobile app, and one of the screens needs to show the state [active, paused, pending, completed] of the jobs. In the following image I have added the icons ...
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Where to land after the onboarding process?

I'm developing a social media app and I'm currently mapping out the onboarding process. My onboarding process won't include fulfilling profile information, adding profile pictures, etc. in order to ...
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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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Alternative to "Select" Input on Mobile

Forms are of great interest these days in UX community, new techniques for data gathering are being suggested in line with auto-detection, predefined user data and ai. These all are really helpful ...
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When allowing users to mute notifications in an app, what time duration options are most useful? [closed]

How does screenshot posted below make a difference by allowing to mute chats for 8 hours, 1 week, and 1 year and leaving some of the obvious usability cases like 1 month? What time-duration options ...
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What are the best ways to give design feedback to mobile app developers? [closed]

I'm product designer working remotely with a team of iOS & android app developers on a redesign project of their mobile app. The final designs are done on Adobe XD. The redesigned app looks great ...
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Mobile Button - When tapping (before releasing), should it grow or shrink?

I'm wondering, On Mobile, when pressing a button (before releasing the finger), should the button grow or shrink? After the user lift his finger, the button returns to normal state. Illustration:
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Why do app developers generalize changes in their update notes?

Considering the case of app updates, why do app developers generalize changes in their update notes? How does each writing style (general or specific) for update changelogs affect UX? Image samples:
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How to group a long list of items on 1 mobile app page?

One of the applications I work on is required to display a long list of items. The list page must display a list of line item labels and their corresponding values. The user can select some of the ...
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Where to put a "contact us" button in iOS game/app

we have a discussion in our team. We can't decide where to put contact us button in our app. Half of us wants to put it straight into landing menu page but the other part wants to put it in the ...
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Best bottom navigation elements order?

I'm creating the prototype of a mobile app, and I decided to include a bottom navigation bar. I'm trying to figure out what is the best order for the elements on the bar (in my case: home, ...
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Certain features of the app restricted to one country?

Suppose there is an app with three main core features. One of the core features can be used by users of any country and it will work fine. The remaining two core features of the app may not work fine ...
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No logo in app navigation bar - can this work?

Recently I have reviewed some reputed apps (Facebook, Glassdoor, LinkedIn, Freecharge). They have removed their logo from their navigation bar. Is this a recent design trend? I am also working on an ...
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How to choose menu animation style?

We have a bottom bar menu in one of our mobile applications with an overflow icon which currently opens the overflow menu. Here is what it currently looks like: We are updating our application UI ...
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Should Settings be inside Profile Screen?

I'm working on a mobile app where I have a profile screen which tracks your stats from previous months on how long you've been meditating for. Should Settings go inside Profile or should I access ...
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What are some tips for a designer to use Interface Builder effectively? [closed]

I work at an iOS app startup. We have 3 engineers (including myself, the founder), and a part-time UX designer. I'm trying to get the designer to use Interface Builder, and he complains strongly ...
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Share buttons on mobile app

I have an app (iOS and Android) that lists discounts (for restaurants and food in general). I would like to implement the share option for every discount, so the user can tell other people about it. ...

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