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.

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Organizing editable content on mobile

I am working on altering a mobile UI for a client who needs to be able to add and edit data very efficiently, so in my mind efficiency > design. My re-design is a lot more efficient than the previous,...
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Should disabled buttons give feedback when clicked?

I was wondering if you could help me with a UX issue I am facing with “disabled buttons in Mobile” We have a few different input fields as part of a mobile onboarding process. These forms have quite ...
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Percentage of android phone users, whose phone has a “notch”?

I'm trying to work out "roughly" how common these phones are in the wild. But can't find anything. I found some mildly-indicative info around sales: The Register: A survey of 150 new devices ...
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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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Do people use QR codes?

I want to let people install a mobile app after visiting a physical shop. My first go-to was a QR code, but I was wondering if people actually use them. Should I give a second option? What are your ...
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Is there a best practice for sidebar width on mobile?

What is the best practice when it comes to sidebars and user experience on mobile? Is it better to have one that is full-width or one that is 85% width with 15% backdrop? What are the benefits or ...
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What is the best way to provide many multi-select actions on mobile?

My users need to be able to take many actions on multiple list items. At the minute the design only supports three text-based actions at the bottom of the screen. The actions are too difficult to ...
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Best practice for selecting multiple items in map view

I'm working on an app (touch input) in which it should be possible to select one or more items. Think about google maps: you search for 'restaurant' and a couple of restaurants are shown on the map, ...
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Mobile: Drag to hot-spot in order to evoke modal/ component [closed]

There are examples in mobile apps in which user drag an object to designated area, once the drag in the area it evokes an action. mostly delete or close. Example Where can I find examples of doing ...
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Offline logout of mobile application and receiving notifications

I am siting in a bit of a predicament and cannot find a information about a solution to the predicament on the internet even though I'm sure that someone would have encountered it. The problem if ...
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Typography design for multi-language supported app

I'm designing a mobile app with target users who speak Japanese, Chinese and English. I tend to use system font instead of distributing fonts with app, because the build size will be large due to ...
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Static button placement vs dynamic placement?

I have a form flow I'm working on where there is one question per step. Is it better to have the "next" button always positioned in the same spot at the bottom of the mobile screen, or to move it ...
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Mobile website user behaviour - drop off

I'm trying to understand why users don't purchase products on mobile websites, but rather surf on the mobile web then drop off and only purchase on a desktop website. I know that I need to speak to ...
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what should be the placeholder name and image until user has completed his profile?

I have an app where we show the name and profile picture on the menu page. The menu page can be seen without completing the profile also. At this point what would the most appropriate placeholder name ...
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Font scaling from desktop to mobile

I am a designer and an issue I run in to all the time is how to scale font sizes down for mobile, and how to communicate that to a developer without 'just eyeballing it'. For instance, in my style ...
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How to clarify ambiguity of the left arrow in google search autosuggestions?

Until recently I found the arrow next to each of the suggested keywords are tappable and will prepopulate the string to the search box for users to further refine the keyword before performing the ...
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Does the 980px screen width rule still stand?

I work with a graphic designer, she was asked to create a full width slider images, she asked me about the screen width, I said I don't know it varies, she wanted a number to use when designing I ...
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Support Sign in with Apple or nah? [closed]

With the announcement of this... Sign In with Apple will be available for beta testing this summer. It will be required as an option for users in apps that support third-party sign-in when it is ...
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Looking for an Android Keyboard Gallery?

I'm documenting some patterns for a mobile project, and I need a page that shows all the different keyboard layouts on mobile for Android specifically (Like number pad, phone number keyboard, etc.) I'...
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Screen size to design for Android and iOS React Native App?

I am designing a mobile app (UI/UX Design) for a client that will be developed using React Native. What screen size should I start with? Do I need to design 2 different apps for this? I have been ...
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Face recognition based actions

I’ve seen quite a few apps have a face detection smile to confirm or submit feature lately. This usually comes along with a button to do the action if you can’t or don’t want to smile or if the user ...
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How to adapt text and/or elements size while designing to smaller screens?

I have a layout I made some time ago on Adobe XD (that was just a personal project) and now I wanna put it on Behance. To do so, I need to duplicate/adapt that layout (designed for desktop) to smaller ...
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Best practice for private key backup flow on mobile

The mobile app I'm working on is using end-to-end encryption algorithm. User creates a private key to read data that is saved on the server. The key is being stored on a device and can be exported to ...
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What is the best mobile keyboard for alphanumeric input type?

I need to set the most user-friendly keyboard for anyone who enters his car's license plate number. In the country I develop for, those are alphanumeric. There are other countries that use numbers ...
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What is the point of fullscreen keyboard on Android?

On Android, when using landscape mode, certain apps override some user settings and "force" the keyboard to go fullscreen (see first screenshot - WhatsApp app with an Android fullscreen keyboard). The ...
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By showing less information am I letting the user focus on that information more?

So, currently I'm developing an app which shows you ads nears you, if you are interested you swipe right if you are not you swipe left. Initially, in my first prototype of the app I tried an infinite ...
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Mobile on-boarding - Single page instructions instead of multiple paging

I'm building a mobile app where the user needs to copy link from a different app and only than open my app. My app detect the link when the user open the app and than he proceeds using it. The steps ...
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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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Mobile “Clear Search History” Best Practice

I'm building an iOS app. Within the app my users are searching for other users. The searched users kept and show in a "Search History" list when there is not input inside the Search Bar. When the ...
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How to show pre-filtered list on a search results area

I am working an iOS app that manage employees requests, I have a screen that shows requests, and a search field above it, I can search within my requests. but, I can also send a push notification with ...
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Navigating a double top bar

I've ran into a UX problem in a site I'm designing. I feel like there's an obvious solution but I'm having trouble finding it. I have a site that has a global sticky bar. In the middle of the site, I ...
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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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Mobile Navigation - Endless loop issue with two mutually referencing screens

One part of my app is a collection of tasks that the user has to do. For each task, he will be able to create so called "reports", where he describes certain steps that he took to accomplish the task ...
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Best time of day to deliver daily notifications?

A while ago I wrote an app for myself that automatically checks if I've been near my gym every day. If I miss a day, I get a mean message the next day like "Missed the gym yesterday, you fat fuck". I'...
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Displaying price range on mobile when max price could be very large

I am designing a mobile screen where a user needs to enter a min/max price range on defective items in a house. For example, cost to replace roof $10,000 - $20,000. I'd love to use a price range ...
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Allow user to manipulate objects in 3d space using touch screen

Our app Iyan 3d, lets user to create 3d animation using their Touchscreen Mobile devices. We are targeting the casual market so we are trying to find the easiest way to allow users manipulate ...
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What is the best way to display a destructive action on this component?

The final assignment from my course is to create a mobile application similar to AnkiDroid where the user can create flashcards to study. I'm not sure about how to display a destructive action on the ...
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How to usability test a prototype of mobile app

I've written "User Stories" in "Gherkin Syntax" for native mobile app and want to get it "User Tested" to find our any usability issues. Do I need clickable mocks which can be shown to user on mobile ...
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Listing products on rows with multiple pagination

I had have an idea to display products in multiple rows that each of them can have pagination to see more related products, and I will love to discuss about this solution. The results presented on ...
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How to structure navigation with many similar items?

So I have an app on the google play store currently (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.euandeas.RowerStuff) which has calculators in it for rowers. I currently have free essential ...
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When to place a field description on the right?

In a two column grid of a mobile app, when is it better to place the "value" field on the left and the "description" field on the right and why? Edit: language is Italian/English
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Toolbar at the bottom of texts/numbers busy screen

I have my app as the screen below. I need to place a toolbar with 2 buttons: one large button displaying the currently active list/deck of drugs (below it's written 'Pediatric Drugs' where he can ...
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Password-less log in with webviews

I just added a password-less log in option to my website, which emails users a login link. If they click it within 10 minutes, they are logged in and cookies are set in their browser to remember them. ...
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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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Reusable named colors list to use across all mobile apps?

I'm trying to define a (map? / protocol?) for the mobile apps colors between the mobile developer (I represent) and the UI designer, to easily use it in our apps and to achieve consistency among all ...
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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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On Android, how do you design a very shallow navigation?

I need to create a simple account section in my mobile app with 1-level deep navigation: ___ Register / Account -- \___ Login On iPhone, I'm using a grouped table view:...
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Spinner is to Android, as “____” is to iOS?

In Android, to make a selection from a list of predefined options, we'd use the Spinner element seen below. What is the best approach to replicating this on iOS? The iOS SDK offers pickers, segmented ...
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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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How to show link affordance on text/passages on mobile?

I'm building a mobile app with clickable text passages from a book. How can I indicate that the text can be clicked? The app kind of looks like this image below (minus the blue text). In my app, ...