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Are ipads used horizontally or vertically?

As per this study done by the mobile usage firm Onswipe, the general usage is predominantly landscape. To quote the article Mobile usage analysis firm Onswipe, as part of a slideshow celebrating ...
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Best practice for scroll bars in a browser on iPad

How about using a multi-step form? It looks like you're essentially already doing this, just with an accordion. Source - Omkar Bailkeri This would ensure the user always knew they could scroll (gotta ...
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iPad - How to emphasize the difference between a browser toolbar and a web app toolbar?

I think you'd be surprised how smart users are, most of them are able to quickly distinguish native controls from web controls. That being said, as long as you don't deliberately try to make your ...
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iPad walkthrough screens have too much whitespace

The problem I'm seeing is that your CTA button is so far away from the icon and headline that they don't seem related. Move the "Get Started" button close to the "Scan bar code" and you should ...
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Best practice for scroll bars in a browser on iPad

Two options come to mind for me. To enforce the visual effect of content being available behind this 'wall', you could work with borders and/or shadows. This is also a rather common way of showing ...
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Is it a good practice to use "inner content scroll" (on tablets)?

My only experience comes from what i have learned at school and experienced myself. So here comes my humble opinion on the topic. First of all there are different types but i don't know if there are ...
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Multiple selection on iPad

long-press - for first item selection touch - for subsequent selections According to Google https://www.google.com/design/spec/patterns/selection.html# The global gesture to select data is a ...
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What resolution of eye tracking could reasonably be expected, by using the in-built camera of a tablet device comparable to an iPad Air 2?

The iPad Air 2's front camera has 1.2MP resolution, or 1280x960 pixels. Let's make some assumptions: The horizontal field of view is 60° Users hold their tablets about 450mm from their eyes ...
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Scrolling vs. Tapping on mobile

Adding a tap would require extra efforts from the user. Why make user to take such steps. Scrolling is synonymous to exploring without causing the pain. Plus when I look at other Ecommerce apps, ...
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What UX is appropriate for alternative voting on a PC and Mobile device?

If there are a small set of choices, it might make the most sense to have the user drag them into the ranking they want (drag your first pick to the top of the list, second pick under them, etc.) If ...
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Swipe in which direction to get to the next newest article?

Because we read from left to right this means the most natural way of swiping would to bring in new content from the right. So the comment above is correct. Swipe to the left. updated by 'we' I mean ...
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Best way of displaying table data on ipad - grid vs list

Why grids Tabular data arrangement is a raw dump that expects the viewer to carry the full burden of analysis and interpretation. This makes sense when the software can’t be expected to anticipate how ...
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Displaying a "waiting to download" message within an iPad app

Is there a standard icon for how the message should display? No. Icons, in general, don't have meaning and are only relevant based on a user's previous experience with them. You should never use only ...
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Displaying a "waiting to download" message within an iPad app

The two common ways to do it have already been presented in your question. Essentially you either show a progress bar with a message or a spinner with a message. Either one is a decent solution. ...
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What are the drag & drop patterns for iPhone 5 or 6?

Referring the iOS HIG, Dragging is a design principle, however, it isn't used as often in iOS as it is being in the competitive mobile OSes. Mainly, iOS functions with Multi Select > Action. Drag ...
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Multiple selection on iPad

There's something known as a Selection Mode in Mobile devices that can be triggered by long pressing one row/ item/ element. This mode brings different actions on the screen as well as allowing to ...
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How to layout iOS with little content?

I made a comment about precentages. you could attempt to do something similar to this: do NOT make this design. it has many flaws and should not be replicated on a real app, its just to show how big ...
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Making the hamburger menu static is a good practice?

If I understand the question, the answer is that it depends on the content you're trying to display. What it sounds like you're describing is a split view. [ This is a standard iPad pattern and it ...
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Does a consistent size matter for a collection of buttons

My instincts say "let them have organic sizes." This has one major reason, namely that it is easier for the eye to track things of different sizes and find them again when going back over the same ...
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Affordance to encourage tablet user to touch textbox (to get onscreen keyboard) on touchscreen?

First of all—sorry for correcting—but what you're looking for is a signifier, not an affordance. An affordance is a "relationship" a user can have with an object, a signifier is the "signal". So, what ...
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Best practice for multi-level menu in iOS / iPad

A Material Design execution of a multi level accordion menu can be found on the Polymer Project site (mobile view). https://www.polymer-project.org/ If it's any more complicated than that, then you ...
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Need suggestions to make the ipad application sections easier for the user

For iPad App it would be best to use the Operating Systems default language for your application, because that option is chosen by the user while setting up his device (This logic works best when ...
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Should scrollable block elements be used with mobile devices?

I would go for the long page display. By introducing a scrollable container, you are opposing the interaction nature of mobile device (which is to scroll content). From here on, I'm going to refer the ...
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Should scrollable block elements be used with mobile devices?

Use a scrollable block section, with a clear difference between that segment and the page (background color) and have a separate scroll bar for that. This would work on tablets as they are wide enough ...
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Asking a user to make an iOS app full screen for functionality

The App Store is based on webViews to easily update the store on iOS devices and desktops (iTunes, web) So the search results and charts as well as highlights in the podcast app might be presented as ...
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What are the drag & drop patterns for iPhone 5 or 6?

A good example of drag+drop pattern is the iPhone home screen interface which allows you to drag and rearrange apps or drag and group apps into folders: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT200290 Why ...
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What resolution of eye tracking could reasonably be expected, by using the in-built camera of a tablet device comparable to an iPad Air 2?

I did a very simplistic test of this. I did not implement a software solution. Rather, I simply captured a video of myself gazing, for a few seconds at a time, at each corner of the screen of an iPad ...
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Best way of displaying table data on ipad - grid vs list

"The app is to display large numbers of defects a site contractor might log while working on a building project." Given this information, think about the workflow of who is using it. What are his/...
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Swipe in which direction to get to the next newest article?

I strongly disagree with swiping from left to right being "natural". Natural swiping is dependent on the language, as the gesture of swiping mimics turning a page in a physical book, magazine or ...
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Best way of displaying table data on ipad - grid vs list

I think you are already on the right track with your design. A tip I would add is to have the left pane shelve out when needed, but hide it when a user is scrolling the table. To answer your question:...
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