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Google's mobile operating system and applications for it.

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Is a bottom sheet with no close button accessible?

I'm using a bottom sheet. On Android, people can use the back button to close it, drag it down or tap outside the area. On iOS, people can drag it down or tap outside the area. I'm just wondering if ...
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What's the best way to draw attention about a thing in the configuration process that may happen or not but that can be very important if it happens?

I've the following problem in my mobile app development. There are some services which can be launched from the beginning after a device is restarted or whatever that makes it to boot. Problem is that ...
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Alternative to TAB layout to show three different pages connected

I have an app where from the home page the user enter in a page built like: List of all registered documents from which the user can choose one of them and send it to the server with a bottom app bar ...
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Is it better to inform of all errors that don't allow to continue at once or do it one per one? [duplicate]

For example, right now, to be able to continue when pressing a button the following things should happen: An input text box should not be empty. Internet connection should be active. Date should be ...
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Why is screen HEIGHT not taken into consideration while designing responsive layouts for mobile apps?

While creating responsive layouts for mobile apps, we take into account WIDTH of screen, and create layouts for different WIDTHS, but why don't we consider HEIGHT? If 2 devices have a lot of ...
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How to show a taken picture preview?

In my app I have a form where the user has to fullfill, the most important data is the picture to take in a landscape / tablet view i've just set a view like: CameraPreview | TakenPicturePreview Where ...
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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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Best layout/design for profile CRUD actions suggestions

I am currently working on a university project on an android app, that communicates with a device via Bluetooth and uploads profiles to it. So in the app I have a UI that provides different CRUD ...
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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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Android: minimize, exit app, ask for second tap or ignore?

I am developing a password manager app that requires the user to enter a pin when the app starts. Resuming the app from background either asks for pin or fingerprint. There is also a settings option ...
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Material design or completely custom look? [closed]

I'm making an app and I'm not sure whether to follow Google's material design or stick to a completely custom look and feel. I can find pros and cons in each approach: Material design Custom Pros ...
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iOS/Android: Best practise for adding a back button on top of an either dark or light image

Challenge: Creating a back button that is placed on top of an image that can either be dark or light WHILST keeping the style/layout in line with the current layout for headers. Ask: Help with either ...
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Android: built-in text input tools shortcomings, poor UX

I am wondering about some shortcomings in text input tools on Android. IIUC, it is a system on-screen keyboard that pops-up in all (or most?) applications so I believe it can be considered an OS-level ...
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Designing android apps: Material design and apps with own character

I'm new to mobile app development. I came across material design and its guidelines even though I just scratched the surface. I basically am curious how strict the guidelines have to be followed to be ...
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Should snackbars cover buttons?

I'm designing an app that requires CTAs at the bottom of the screen for most of the flows. This, I have found, presents a challenge when trying to incorporate Material Design snackbars. For example, ...
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App Navigation: Bottom Navigation Bar vs Bottom App Bar?

Bottom navigation Bottom App Bar These are the two options when thinking about the bottom navigation for an Android App. What are the use cases for both? When should one be used over the other?
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How patient are users regarding mobile app startup time?

I am making a media player app on Android and one of the big priorities is making the startup of the app quick so that the user can just start the app and click play. I want to know a good benchmark ...
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Is it worthwhile to offer a “recover your status” functionality for a paid version in phone app?

I'm thinking about offering this functionality for the paid version of an app, I think it would take around to 80 hours to achieve the development of such functionality. To better clarify what the ...
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App/homepage bottom bar with social/contact buttons looking similar to Android navigation bar. Problem?

The context is a single page webapp which will also be served as a webview Android app. The target audience is 18+. As it is designed right now, the social/contact icons are placed in a fixed footer/...
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Should we require a user to press on EDIT button before allowing him to move/ delete from list of items (collection view)

Currently, in one of my Android apps, I provide an very obvious way, for user to delete/ move from list of items. "X" button to delete "=" button to move Now, I'm porting such ...
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What to do with feature button in an app when user permanently rejects the runtime permission for it?

The permission model in Android allows a user to either grant, deny, or permanently deny a runtime permission. Also if the user denies a permission twice it is treated as a permanently deny. I have a ...
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Selecting between two options in smartphone app?

We have a smartphone app for pizza places, and a user can select to see "delivery" or "carry-out" and, separately, the closest or the cheapes. These are the two options I've found: ...
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What's the name of this iphone control?

What's the name of this iphone control? It's like a slider/tab control: Does it exist in android?
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Best colors for polls [closed]

I've developed a polls android application. Employees fill polls house by house at the door, and they complain about app is difficult to see. Which color would be better(for background, text, buttons.....
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Radio button functionality for iOS/Android

I need to create settings for token (crypto wallet) for iOS and Android. For desktop we create toggles/switchers: regular / max privacy one-time use / permanent Now we need to transfer these ...
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Best Practice For Font Use in Mobile App Design

I'm currently designing an app using Figma and having had no prior experience am learning as I go. I appreciate both Android and iOS have their own design guidelines which I'll be looking at, but I ...
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Android App Design for a Data Table File Select

I am a new to designing for Android apps. I have been looking over material design components and trying to follow a few patterns. This is pertaining to a section of the mobile application which ...
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Date picker with optional day/month selection?

Is there a UI component for mobile app that lets to select either: Year Month and year Day, month and year? I need to make a picker for planting date. The user might forget the exact date.
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Why do nearly all the social media platforms have nearly the same layout for “user's post” and how can I implement similar layout in my design?

So I am making an art sharing app ( image sharing ) and have noticed that nearly all the existing social media platforms have similar layout for user's post. e.g. Facebook Instagram Twitter Now as ...
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Where should the “Submit” button go in mobile?

In mobile, when entering text, anything under the textbox is hidden by the on screen keyboard. I was thinking of putting a "Submit" button under the textbox, but then I thought the user might not know ...
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Using Material Design on iOS

I have an Android app developed by using Material Design principles. Currently, I am planning to release it on iOS too. I read several blogs/SO posts, which state that Apple is strict about Flat ...
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Best way to get a WCAG report for an Android App?

To ensure usability of our app and also to have something that we can present to the outside, we need to have a report on how accessible our app is. It has to comply at least to the WCAG AA standard. ...
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Android FAB with progress indicator

Is a good idea to put (infinite) progress indicator into a Floating Action Button (FAB)? I am dealing with a situation where there is a bottom navigation panel with inset FAB and there is no toolbar ...
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Make a simultaneous selector and display for decibels

I'm creating an android app that. I want to create a display for decibels that shows the actual noise captured by the phone. At the same time, I want the user to have an option to select the level of ...
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Bottom Navigation with only 2 destinations

According to the Material Design Guidelines the usage for Bottom Navigation recommends three to five destinations (https://material.io/components/bottom-navigation/#usage) Was just wondering what ...
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Card with horizontal scrollable content

I wonder if placing horizontal content inside a Card (like an image list in the Reply material spp) is breaking material design guidance?
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How to indicate partial success in an Android notification?

My question is somewhat similar to this question: How to provide an indication for partial success? But I need to show the indication as an Android Notification. A user can send an alarm (calling for ...
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Not clear for users to which team he/she plays

I have an sport app, in which you can set the results of your football (soccer) matches. In one screen, you need to set whether you played for the home/away team, the match result, and the team names (...
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Is a bottom sheet dialog “unfitting” for navigation?

Edit: I posted an answer below containing various attempts based on the ideas provided here. I am developing an application with a somewhat special main screen, from where the app is divided into two ...
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Determining app compatibility and iPhones?

I’m working on an app for iPhones and android devices. I’m trying to figure which smartphones the app will run in. In the case of the iPhone, I’ve seen that developers tend to develop the app so that ...
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Mobile Tables - Accessibility (iOS vs Android)

iOS - Disclosure Indicators When this element is present, users know they can tap anywhere in the row to see the next level in the hierarchy or the choices associated with the list item. Use a ...
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Add an element to an interface without increasing the complexity of the layout

I need to implement a text and a switch to a login interface. This is what I made: The problem is that I think it is a bit inappropriate, considering the layout and colors chosen in the interface. ...
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Is it a norm in android apps to only have bottom navigation only on parent activities

I have checked multiple apps, and in most of them, bottom navigation is only visible on parent activities, when i go in any inner activity bottom navigation goes away, so my question is that is there ...
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When to shown app intro onboarding? before or after sign up

For mobile applications when it is good to show the app intro onboarding(slider with app features). I have seen some mobile apps showing app intro before signup process and most after. Which is most ...
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How long to keep the UI state of an app, when app is in background? (Android)

I'm designing an Android app that lets people observe medical data. Besides seeing live data, users can scroll back to inspect earlier data. I'm trying to decide if, when a user scrolls back to see ...
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WebView or open in a browser for user guide

In an android app I have user guide section, where some helpful info is shown to the user. These helpful information are in form of web pages. So I am planning to show web content to the user. I could ...
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bottom sheet dialog or complete screen for new task

I am developing something similar to a task app. For new task screens there are two approaches to go with Bottom sheet dialog like in Google Tasks, Todoist Complete screen with items laid out ...
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Normal Dialog or Bottom Sheet dialog for confirmation

I am about to pick dialog type for confirmation (yes, no) when deleting an item. I have two options to choose from: Bottom sheet dialog Normal dialog What is the best for this scenario and why? ...
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White action bar or dark actionbar

I see many apps today uses shades of white extensively in their design. Even action bar color is shade of white which was used to be a dark color earlier. This seems to be a trend. As I read in this ...
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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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