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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Date input on mobile devices

I am designing a web form optimised for touchscreen mobile browsers, one of those fields is a date of birth entry. On the web form it is currently split into 3 select boxes (one for day, month and ...
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Is top navigation an accepted pattern for mobile devices?

I have always found the bottom nav bar to be one of the worst UI conventions in common practice, as it is a violation of information hierarchy. Of course, the hamburger menu is also universally hated, ...
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File manager on a mobile device

I've termed the question "File manager" because it most closely relates to what I am looking for. This question is for a mobile web application but as it is a UX/UI design question any native app ...
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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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How would you implement a Momentary Rocker switch in a mobile app or web page?

Here's an example of a Monetary Rocker switch. It has 3 states and always returns to the middle position after being pressed. I want to use this in iOS and Android and web, is there any stock ...
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What are best mobile navigation practices for infinite scrolling pages with a deep hierarchy?

A site is composed of many infinite scroll pages each with several layers of content. What are best navigation architecture practices for infinite scroll sites on mobile devices enabling the highest ...
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Mobile Hamburger Menu Location

With the advent of larger mobile devices (e.g. Samsung Galaxy Note and iPhone 6 Plus), reaching toward specific actions on a website requires additional effort. Can anyone reference a mobile web ...
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Dealing with a node-edge-node view

I'm coding up a graph db style (neo4j) UI for a tablet and am wondering how best to implement the actions on nodes and edges. Actions: add / remove node link / unlink nodes (edge) other actions on ...
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What UI design should I use for a smartphone app?

On desktop platforms, using the system's control styling, etc. is a very common practice and changing it ("theming") is usually looked down upon unless the application specifically calls for it (like ...
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Tabs for mobile application

I am developing a mobile application that has a persistent nav bar at the top with no tabs or footer at the bottom. However there is one screen of this app where I would like to use tabs. Would it ...
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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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Should video always play full screen on cell phones?

This is a discussion of how to design a video website's UI based on a cell phone's features. I personally think that the UI should be based solely on the phone's screen size. A co-worker thinks that ...
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Numeric input - alternatives to slider / text field for mobile game?

For our game the player's occasionally required to enter numbers. Sometimes it's the number of units to buy and in that case typically a number between 1 and 10,000, other times it's goods to buy, in ...
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Horizontal or vertical swiping?

I am currently working on an app and came across the following. Let's say we are making a table with whatever data (music as example) to use on a mobile device. What will the user like more swiping ...
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Should you optimize mobile experiences based on individual handedness?

In abbood's question "How to implement a stack exchange style voting for mobile?" he answers his own question with the following mock-up: My immediate thought was that the up-vote control was on the ...
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Should I ask users to rate my app with pop-up window?

I have recently noticed some "high-profile" apps like facebook and twitter randomly displaying pop-up windows to get me to rate their app. Seems to be a fairly new trend...good idea?
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How to best enter long digits on a small touch device without using keyboard input

my current task is to create an user interface for a mobile strategy game. stuff can be transported from point a to point b. the user can select an amount of stuff between 1 and 1.000.000. it is ...
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Why is a scrollable bottom tab bar discouraged?

Why is horizontal scrolling in a bottom tab bar commonly discouraged? Both iOS and Android guidelines discourage it. And for some reason scrolling navigation is sometimes okay at the top? (Android ...
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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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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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What is the best practice for displaying a data grid on a mobile device?

I can't find resources, guidelines or best practices for natively displaying a data grid on an enterprise mobile app? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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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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Should actions that leave your app require confirmation?

Our app has a 'Facebook' button that opens another user's facebook profile. Based on the assumptions that: most people who network also have higher facebook privacy settings, and also people who use ...
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Alternative to the tab bar (in iPhone app)

I have a project that has 8 different areas, e.g, travel, weather, etc. The front page is going to have 8 different icons; they will navigate to each section. I will then need something like a tab bar ...
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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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Do users recognize “slideable” areas with dots as indicators for multiple images?

Are more explicit visual cues, like the arrow buttons in "Variant 2", necessary to convey that there are more images available and the user can reach those by swiping left or right? Or are users ...
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Should I have one unified design between mobile and desktop?

With a website I'm building, I'm wondering if I should combine the experiences between platforms together. For example, I'm wondering if I should keep this for both mobile and desktop. Here are some ...
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If all pages are linked in a menu, should a back button be provided?

If full navigation is provided for every page of a simple site, should there be a back button among its options? Example Scenario: A mobile website has 4 child pages, all accessible via navigation on ...
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App drawer - does side matter?

I designed an app and would like advice on the side drawer. You almost always see it placed on the left side of the app. Have there been any references or studies on what happens if it's placed on the ...
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Same gesture for multiple actions in a mobile app?

Say we are have a TODO list app. Our app has just one view for simplicity: 1. Left swipe shows menu on the right (similar to facebook chat on right) 2. Right swipe shows menu on the left (similar to ...
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Two buttons next to each other in a mobile navbar

I have a UX issue which would be simpler to solve if I had to buttons next to each other in the navbar for a mobile device. In the images below I'm referring to the buttons marked 1 and 2. 2 Will in ...
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What is the best way to ask/set language preferences without using text?

I'm working on a mobile application for learning foreign languages. In order to use the app the user must provide provide two pieces of information: tell us what language you want to learn tell us ...
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Mobile - Sorting Items on one tab

I am currently working on an android application and I try to follow the material design specification. Now I am in a situation where I have 2 tabs with different content. I need to present sorting ...
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How should I display two user inputs that depend on each other?

I'm writing a web application with HTML5/JS. On one page there are two numeric inputs (A and B) where input B must always be equal or higher than input A. So if the user enters 500 in A, B must be 500 ...
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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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How to handle lots of legal text (40k words) on a webpage (also mobile)

I want to redesign the guideline (rulebook) page of my sport association. The problem is that its a legal document which contains a lot of text (around 41.000 words) with a lot of (sub)headlines and ...
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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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How do I make it clear that different sections of my form are alternatives?

I have a form in an Android app: it's kind of a page of a wizard, for constructing a query against a web service. Each section of the form is a different way to progress to the next page of the wizard,...
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Is using a partialy shaded sandwich icon more effective the solid sandwich icons

After a sudden realization my mobile banking app that I had been using for 2 weeks had a side menu I started to think about how the sandwich icon is used to indicate a side menus existence. At first ...
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Time stamps vs Duration

I am building a fitness app and I am having a hard time placing certain components. What makes this app unique is that it can count reps for you and display the time it took to complete those reps. ...
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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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Changing between privacy type of profile attributes

The privacy settings page will list all the user profile attributes like Name, Age, School, Work, Hobbies, Contact Info etc. sans their values. The user can then choose which of the attributes to make ...
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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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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? ...

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