Questions tagged [tab-bar]

A tab bar gives people the ability to switch between different subtasks, views, or modes in an iOS mobile application.

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Can some part of my app have their own tabbar in a iOS app?

I trying to design my iOS app, and I’m going to 2 bottom tab bar on different page. I would like if it’s good and a another better way exists. Here is why: When I log in my app, I would like user to ...
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Is the tab bar generally accessible from subpages on iOS?

The answer at this StackOverflow question clearly explains that the Material Design guidelines recommend showing the bottom navigation (or tab bar, as iOS calls it) on subpages. Is the same practice ...
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Can an app have dashboard menu as a first screen?

I'm designing an app for pharmacists and their clients. The app holds many options and the pharmacists would like their clients to compose their own menu. For now i have a tabbar menu with 3 options ...
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iOS App with two states and mostly different content categories

I’m working on a medical iOS app for university. Our users are usually 55+ years. I’m currently struggling with the navigation flow of the app. We basically have two states, pre and post-surgery. ...
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iOS using tabs in modal view to show camera/multiple photo galleries

In our app there are many pages of forms, and each page can have (or requires) photos attached to them. Photos can come from the camera, photos previously taken, or a view of certain photos from the ...
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Interaction Tme

I am creating a mobile app for a Shopping mall. I have animated the tab bar icons that change from line-art style to filled icon when selected. A standard UX law states that the interaction should be ...
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Is a floating, collapsible bottom navigation bar a good pattern on mobile web?

I’m working on a mobile web app that has two pages (tabs) of equal importance. As the user will switch between the two frequently, I’m worried that displaying a classic navigation bar at the top of ...
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Is it acceptable to place an action button on a tab bar?

Consider a two tabbed view, in this case tasks and participants, whereby in the task view you are able to view cards of the tasks. Within these Task cards you are able to edit the content and assign ...
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Is having multiple rows of tabs against Material Design?

As seen in this mockup, I kind of need multiple rows of tabs. One to click into categories, and another one to select your category. Is this ok? Also, side note—If Categories is selected, should I ...
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Button position on bottom navigation

I'm working on a redesign of an app with a tab bar for navigation. Currently, the main screen is the middle tab in the tab bar. The application is a few years old and already has a solid user base. ...
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Are there alternatives to hamburger + drawer menus?

On the internet there is a lot of bashing on the Hamburger Icon & the matching Nav Drawer. I realize it sometimes might be a pattern which should be avoided when simpler, more explicit options ...
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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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Improve the UX of App's Back Navigation

I have a tabbed style iOS application. When they click, "Snap it" it directs them to a new screen from which they select a photo that the app takes and suggests possible species. At the same time, in ...
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Navigation Bar with Text App

Answered: I settled with this design and Icons ("My List" is not 100% correct, but I used it for the "My" to let the user feel more comfortable with the app) Thank you for your help! Question: I ...
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iPhone layout to choose when having ads on bottom of the screen? Hamburger menu or bottom tab bar?

I am working on an iPhone app that needs to have ads at the bottom of the screen. I am not sure if I should use a hamburger (side) menu or a tab bar. In my opinion, the tab bar is the better option, ...
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What is the best color for an inactive icon that has red tabbar as navbar?

I have this problem, where I try to color the inactive icon as gray, but it doesn't seem right. Here's the picture How do i solve this problem? what kind of color is suitable for an inactive icon on ...
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Mobile web app, “tab bar”, useable or too obtrusive to bottom native browser controls?

I've never seen a case of someone using a tab bar in a mobile web app, but I think the idea has some merit. I can understand that the actions may be hard to click because they'd be right above the ...
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Paging Control vs UITabBar on iOS

This is the starting page of my App. Trips, Chats and Settings at the bottom are in UITabBar If user clicks on a trip/group, (s)he is leaded to the following Group Home. (This page is 'pushed' on '...
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A tab bar with a “more/others” tab

Our iOS app has four main screens + 3-4 less important ones. My current idea for navigation is to use a tab bar with five tabs: four for the main screens and one tab called "more/others" which ...
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What's the name of this one page navigation pattern?

I'm looking for a specific navigation pattern I saw some years ago, which I can't find anymore. In this pattern the same navigation is repeated multiple times on top of each section on a single page....
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Is it a good practice to combine Tab Bar navigation and a Hamburger Menu in an iOS app?

Some of Google's iOS apps, as well as other apps (e.g. StackExchange for iOS) use a combined navigation model based on both a Tab Bar and a Navigation Drawer (aka Hamburger Menu). Typically, the Tab ...
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How to make a contact list accessible from every screen of a mobile app

I'm working on app, something like intranet, groupware category. Though all the functionality is now here, I'm not quite happy with the navigation. There is a list of contacts, currently accessible ...
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the presentation of a selected button of a page

It's often the case that there are two kinds of presentations of a selected page, like the following: 1.the selected button become dark and invalid, while others page-buttons are up-light and valid 2....
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What is a good icon for “notifications” tab? [closed]

We're trying to fit a nice notifications tab icon for our app. However, we couldn't find a global icon to define notifications. Facebook uses a globe (we can't use that, as we use globe to "discover/...
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Ok to show iAd beneath Tab Bar?

Would it be acceptable in an iPhone app to show the iAd underneath the bottom tab bar? I know that this is not ideal, but for programming reasons I find that it may be necessary. Does this impact the ...
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Is it okay to add a link to only one tab in tab bar?

I am working on a scanning app that has two possible workflows. The mock up below is the scan screen for one of those workflows. Users can switch tabs to go home, see previous scans, and access ...
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iPhone: Tab bar item badge count overflow

I want to display the unread-message count on a tab bar item. What should be the max badge count? What should be displayed when the count exceeds that max?
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Choosing between Tabs and ActionBar spinner

I need to show group of objects in two ways: in the list and on the map. I can use tabs or action bar spinner. As Android guide says both modes are acceptable (In Android application, when to use View ...
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tab bar or more screen space?

What do you think about using a tab bar menu of 5 items? I see, now, many apps are using again the tab bar menus because you can access quickly to the sections in your app.... But, do you think is ...