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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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What is a good multipress timeout value for pressing a hardware button?

I am looking for a value to specify as a maximum time between presses for it to count as a multi-press when pressing an hardware button on e.g. a mobile phone. An example would be to execute an action ...
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Navigation for app that is embedded into another app's user interface

I have an app that is going to be embedded in another app. The app we're embedding into has it's own navigation system (bottom navigation and may have a hamburger menu at the top). Attached below is ...
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Two buttons for actions of equal significance on same (mobile) screen

Consider a simple app for making wish lists and sharing the list with a friend (or shopping assistant). On the main screen, the user is shown the list of items they have added to their wishlist. There ...
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How to handle map section navigation in mobile

Given a section which takes full height of the device's viewport and have the following controls at disposal of the user: Can pan through the map within a certain boundary (a country); Can select an ...
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Which button layout is the best?

I'm currently working on a modal in app, that can be display in full screen. I'm having some issue about the way to close this modal. In the first situation, we can have a “Fermer” (close) button as ...
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Looking for advice on organizing an app which is basically just a collection of functions a user can trigger

I'm currently in the process of redesigning a mobile app, which pretty much acts as a launchpad for a variety of different payment functions. The app's current architecture relies on a bottom-...
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Flashlight switch: display the desired state or the current state [duplicate]

Situation: I need to design a view in a mobile application (iOS + android) to scan qr-codes. The view needs a toggle to switch the flashlight "on" and "off". Problem: I first ...
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Should I avoid underlined links on mobile app?

We have a discussion in my team about links into mobile apps. Developer said links shouldn't be underlined. But in complex mobile apps sometimes, we have link to different entities. I can see that ...
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How to Handle forgot PIN for kids banking app?

Hello here is my simple question , How to handle forgot PIN if kids didn't remember their baking app as in just for teaching purpose? No email, account number confirmation flow would work. I'm not ...
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What are some good UX pattern to implement drag-n-move, and multiple selection

Currently, I am porting an Android app to iOS app. I have been pondering for quite some time, on what is the proper UX, to implement Drag and move to perform reordering Multiple selection So that ...
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What are best practices for registration process?

I'm designing an mobile app. There are 4 input fields that users must fill all to complete the registration. Those are full name, email address, password and username. First, I thought placing all in ...
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List with few elements sizing

I'm having an issue with displaying a list in an overlay when there are a few elements on it. The business owner prefers to have the list shrink as the content is less. Here is my example : First ...
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Design with an accordion inside an accordion [duplicate]

Is it a silly idea to have a UI where you open an accordion and another accordion appears inside, and when you tap it, multiple forms appear? The goal is to hide as much as possible the fields where ...
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Triggering pull to refresh on load

I am using a pull to refresh on my page. But the page also loads "OnInit". How do I let the user know that the current information is old when it is initially loaded? Should I trigger the ...
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Mobile doodling with finger, and being able to scroll?

I am building a doodling app and I would like the user to be able to scroll the page and doodling with their finger. I presume I must use buttons for the user to be able to switch between doodling and ...
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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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Handling long 'important' alerts on mobile

We're challenged on how to handle multiple long alerts for mobile. In some instances they can be so long the rest of the actual content gets pushed down. the content of these alerts are related to ...
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Is reversing the menu order on mobile navigation a good idea?

I work at a place where they are keen on reversing the order of the navigation items on mobile menus. The menu is at the bottom of the screen, and the order is reversed, so Home (basically the three ...
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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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How to correctly align label to clarify information?

On the image below, that is NOT a button but juste a bubble to display information on a day planner, I'm trying to find the best way to align the labels 7h30mn today and 30h this week. Currently, I ...
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Mobile apps with large hierarchy/tree selection, with scrolling in two directions

We are currently developing an app with a content catalogue. The catalogue is large (about 5'000 nodes) and hierarchical, with the typical node having about 5-10 subnodes. We want to display this in a ...
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Mobile app accessibilty: bottom sticky footer when there is a long scrolling feed [closed]

Our native mobile app has a long facebook-style feed on the first screen with four tabs in a sticky footer. How do we make those tabs easily accessible while using a screen reader? The feed is not ...
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Do interactive prototypes have to have every single possible screen?

When prototyping an app do you have to prototype every single screen and screen state in the app so it seems like a coded product? Or is it just certain key flows? Wouldn't the prototype run into ...
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Mobile friendly way for explanation why button is disabled

For desktop browsers the title attribute is an easy way to explain why a button is disabled: <button disabled title="this is disabled because ...">disabled button</button> But ...
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Restrict the user to login to an URL from mobile

I am currently working as a product owner for a web based application. We have a requirement to restrict the mobile uses to access our URL from the mobile. I would like to know the standard UI pattern ...
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Swipe for Action: iOS vs Android

In iOS there is a quite common pattern for lists, which consists of swiping an item of the list for getting some possible action. Sometimes, like in the example below even both swiping direction are ...
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Mobile UX: Open full page overlay by clicking on a tab

I am creating a mobile UX in which the user presses on a tab in order to capture a 3D view of an object. Clicking on the tab opens an image capture overlay straightaway. The other 2 tabs as shown in ...
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Personal Assistant Prompt Form UI

Thoughts on contextual options for when a chatbot avatar could be invoked from a mobile app. I notice many chatbot user assistance on laptop UI can be launched from a chat icon visible the lower left ...
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Kairos Pattern for “Opportune” Disclosure in UI

Looking for a pattern or guideline that will present an option to a mobile app user with an affordance to get some user assistance if there is no activity detected after a short time. I've looked at ...
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What's the right way to display a long and wide table responsive in an email template

I have to display long and rather wide tables (around 90 rows) as an email template. My tables look like the following: I need to display this information in an email template, so cutting the table ...
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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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How to decrease drop-off rates in mobile surveys

I am redesigning a survey flow. My product team noticed higher drop-off rates with multiple choice questions – the answers often require the user to scroll, and they can't see all of the options at ...
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Surveys for mobile- from UX point of view is it better to implement questions on 1 scrollable landing page or 1 question-1 page flow?

Currently, I'm redesigning the survey and I'm looking for any use case/research in which flow increases completion rates. Does someone have any insights?
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What are the alternative solutions for easy One Handed navigation?

The super-sized smartphones of this era make the user stretch their thumbs to reach touch targets on the top. The one-handed mode does not really solve one-handed reachability as it shrinks the screen ...
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How can I make an essential navigational treeview sidebar work on mobile?

I'm currently working on a web application that will have significant user-created content. I would like to organize this content hierarchically, with a side-bar on the left to navigate, some buttons ...
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Is Swipe OK for accessibility in Native Apps? WCAG says no

Reading up on WCAG (Rule 2.5.1). they state that all the content in the app should be able to be viewed without Swipe (path based gestures). I think this makes sense on Web, but on native apps there's ...
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Dropdown in a Mobile Side Panel for Workspace Switching

I am designing a workspace switcher for mobile. It is a mobile web version that renders in the browser and is not an app. Workspaces are different spaces with the same set of settings and contents, ...
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When to remind with “Remind me later”?

What are some things I should consider and think about that will help me figure out when we should remind the user of something? For context: Our mobile app is basically a wine collecting app. When ...
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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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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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Should users be prompted to determine bandwidth intensity of a site?

Serving up web content based on user agents alone seems exclusionary to me; mobile devices aren’t always constrained to low bandwidth. From a UX perspective, would it be a bad strategy to present ...
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Ask for reviews in mobile app

I am working on asking for reviews via our mobile app that will be supporting our rating in the iOS and Play stores. We're thinking about displaying the usual 5-star rating which will allow users to ...
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What's the point of responsive/adaptive design in doing UI?

I apologize if this is such a bad question but I have zero clue about web or UI design. I'm a graphic designer but I was tasked to just design a website using Photoshop cause that's what I'm familiar ...
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Mobile reverse navigation (back) and Auto forwarding pages

I have a couple of questions: When a user press back within a flow - do you show (when going back) screens that are "confirmation states" or steps that were needed to be field in order to ...
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Work with a consequent mobile app [closed]

I'm a developer and I have to participate in the creation of screens/mockup for our new mobile app. We have an ERP which manages a lot of activities of a company. For example: human resources, ...
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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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Why do the dividers in the iOS settings page not go all the way to the left?

The designers at Apple seem to have made a deliberate decision to make the dividers in the iOS settings page not span the full width of the screen. What makes this better than full width dividers?
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Figures for autorotate on/off on mobile phone screens?

I'm looking for any figures on the proportions of mobile phone users who have screen autorotate turned off or on. It's UK based (in English) but users could potentially be anywhere globally.
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What to do with an empty bottom menu bar on mobile?

I am helping design an app that has different functionality available to different users. These different modules are made available through a bottom menu/nav bar. However we have some users that will ...
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Completely rounded vs Rounded rectangle buttons

I was curious to know why at some places completely rounded buttons are used and other places of the same application there are rounded rectangle buttons? As far as I could understand, small Rounded-...

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