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 the best way to allow users select items from a very long list in a responsive web app?

Scenario I'm designing a web app where the user adds predefined items from List A to a custom List B. List A is over 100 items sorted alphabetically. List B can be customized according to user needs. ...
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Will requiring “Enable Location” negatively affect user perception?

I'm not a mobile phone poweruser, so please bear with me. Let's say I'm developing an app whose sole purpose is to display the closest FloridaBestTacos restaurants to my current location of Florida. ...
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Mobile Onboarding

I'm using a slider as an introduction screen for an onboarding flow in a mobile app. The slider represents content about the onboarding, while as the 'Next' button actually goes to an entire new ...
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Which text is more effective to encourage users to leave review for Android App

I have prepared 2 types of text which used to ask user to leave review in Google Play store for Android app. It is a dialog, which will pop up, if user has used this app for N times for last M days. ...
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Should a message show up confirming the user wants to leave when they press on a 'back' button within an app?

I'm having trouble deciding if an app should show a message when the user presses the back button while he/she is leaving. See image below showing how 9gag does this (note the "Press back again to ...
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Where do you break long contact details that run over one line?

For example an email address for one area of the company is something like "businesssupport@ourcompanyname.com" Though we can do many alternatives (links, forms etc.) so you don't see this long ...
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Display form errors on small screen. Scroll to error vs errors by submit button

I'm working on improving error visibility on our form. We display errors next to the field and highlight the tab containing errors. Which works well on desktops above a certain resolution. But on ...
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Preferred Mobile dimension for Design System examples

Design Systems usually contain details about the components, typography, tone, etc. There are some systems that also provide screens/page/views, but the majority I've seen online are optimized for ...
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Is the default orientation for mobile devices hardware or software specific?

I have noticed that when switching between one mobile application to another, sometimes the orientation of the user interface changes so that I have to rotate the screen 180 degrees so that it is ...
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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 - Best way to dynamically add more fields to the form

I have a form so the user can issue an invoice, it is basically composed of comboboxes and 90% of the time the user will send the receipt with only one product, but rarely it will send with more than ...
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Mobile Login Loading Time

I'm just wondering what the best practice / optimal times are for loading after the user logs on. So let's say the user enters their username/password and presses log in, what's the optimal time from ...
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Are there tools that emulate (mobile) 'screen glare'?

Simple question, is anyone aware of a tool that can emulate screen glare for websites / apps? Specifically for mobile screen glare.
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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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Onboarding with many user profile fields - lengthy and detailed vs. short and essential?

So if you can imagine a dating app, the essentials are stuff like: gender, location, age, name, a photo Then say you have some optional fields that are pretty useful such as "looking for" - their ...
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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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Designing edit profile screen

I am designing edit profile screen for android mobile app have several fields (profile pic, full name, username, intro, career, interests and etc) to filled out by the user. Possible user flows ...
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Consistency Within vs. Across Devices

I have a question geared more towards UI/UX Consistency rather than Branding Consistency. We have an ability to "Save to Lists" on our website. On our desktop site, it is a dropdown. On our mobile ...
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Problem with 3 or more level of tree-view UI on Mobile

I had come with a problem with review/summary screen on phone that requires the information to have 3-5 level of tree-view. Generally on mobile phone UI, nested information will be shown on another ...
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What to do with loading animation for very short load times?

Within our iOS mobile app, we have a list of templates the user can choose from: Each template has (initially) remote assets that need to be downloaded and cached before the user can go into edit-...
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best way to display location an image is associated with on mobile

I've been asked to come up with an interaction for a list on a mobile. The list is a set of ten repeating items: image and paragraph. Each listing item has a location associated with it. My question:...
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Designing for landscape mobile view

A lot of RWD websites cater for 3 major breakpoints (phone, tablet, desktop) and make the design fluid between that. However, the thing that's hardly ever included is the landscape view. Rotate your ...
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Point of opening bottom sheet when overflow menu was clicked?

I was wondering what's the point of opening modal bottom sheet when overflow menu is clicked? Look at this : Modal bottom sheet behavior Because user have to reach the top of the screen to click the ...
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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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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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How to present Actions (eg. CRUD) buttons without taking focus away from main content?

I am looking for a way to present Actions (eg. CRUD) buttons while not taking focus away from main content. It'll be great to see examples of good application design (I am doing a web app (probably ...
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How many elements are too many for one screen of a mobile (iOS/Android) application?

Without scrolling, what would be the maximum amount of centered buttons I could arrange on a vertical axis before it became too cluttered? Interface Builder gives suggested distances between elements,...
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Tips & resources for Mobile UX designer coming from Web UX

Mobile UX is a whole new world, specially apps. Over my past experience I got deeper & deeper into how browsers work & finally build an experience around it. I agree some fundamentals would ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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