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Why do some mobile apps have mute buttons when the device has physical mute & volume switches?

The physical mute and volume buttons affect all other apps too. It's better to have a mute button in your app because as a user I may only want to mute the notifications from your app and not others. ...
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Why do some mobile apps have mute buttons when the device has physical mute & volume switches?

TL;DR: An app forcing me to use the global mute would be uninstalled in the blink of an eye. So they better have a mute function if they want to use audio at all. EDIT: The previous was a bit too ...
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Why do some mobile apps have mute buttons when the device has physical mute & volume switches?

Just a small extra consideration but I'll make it an answer anyway. I tend to listen to the radio via an app whilst playing casual games so need to be able to choose which app's volume to control. If ...
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Why do some mobile apps have mute buttons when the device has physical mute & volume switches?

Mobile OSes usually have broad scoped sound controls instead of app specific ones. Android (AOSP) sound volume has three separated controls: one for general effects and notifications, another one for ...
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Mobile log-in: how to divide two types of user logins and two methods of logging in?

Well, the simplest solution to this would be to have two different login portals, I suppose. However, if that is not an option, you could look in to the following options: Which type of user uses ...
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How can I replace 3 cascading dropdown menus?

If these are strictly dependent on each other, perhaps expand the first unselected category automatically so that the user doesn't have to click into it, scroll to their item, and select it. After ...
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Are multiple FABs allowed in a single-page in android?

No. Floating Action Buttons or FAB represents the promary action of the screen, and therefore you'll have only one FAB since you can have only one Primary Action . From Floating action button Only ...
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Tablets Apps have narrow popups . Is it a problem?

It is a problem if users say it is a problem, and if these big companies haven't done something about it then I'd say that it isn't affecting their sales/transaction completion (although it is ...
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Tablet form design navigation: Up/down or left to right

Depending on how long form is, it is good to have it clustered in steps. I would also go with vertical to down behavior, as it is more used and popular to scroll down than swipe. Having horizontal ...
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Alternatives to touch screen interactions on Kitchen Ops UIs

I would be very hesitant using regular iPads in a restaurant environment. Things top of mind: Steam and liquids Steam is more damaging than water on electronics (smaller water particles = easier to ...
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Button placement on modals – should it be consistent at ALL times?

Keep placement consistent: #4: Consistency and standards Users should not have to wonder whether different words, situations, or actions mean the same thing. Follow platform conventions. From https:...
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Button placement on modals – should it be consistent at ALL times?

You could switch directly from pressing the field to an active state where the only 3 actions are: keyboard, enter, cancel. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups
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What should the entry point for a signature field look like?

I'm not sure if I understood your question correctly but here is how the digital document sign app we are using looks like:
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Neckbeard dev seeks answers to form accessibility brief: conditional input zones on ∞ rows

Another option, although this isn't conducive to compact rows, is to emphasize the either/or nature of "primary" vs "components" by using a radio group and having the input fields ...
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Space in-between font and icon on links

The question is based on a misconception, you may have to adjust the content to a real example where the described situation occurs to get an academic / official source documentation answer ;-). For a ...
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Mobile log-in: how to divide two types of user logins and two methods of logging in?

Do the users use and have access to both parts? Can I be both an employee and a manager with the same login and I have to choose which experience I am looking for? Or can the system tell based on my ...
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Are there any benefits of Click or Tap Volume?

I think there are just a few uses for emitting sound in those actions: As you mention to provide feedback in very rare cases When there's a possible or expected delay between the user's action and ...
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Hamburger Menu and Nav Links combination

Hamburger menus, while common, are not as easy to use as nav bars (discoverability and touch ergonomics). If there's room for all your links probably use a navbar and forgo the hamburger. If not, ...
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Moving through timeline

This was my solution that was accepted by the client green point indicates when we start the measurement and user can't move left from this point. Drop with red point, looking down indicates that ...
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Moving through timeline

Let's take an inventory of what information the user needs and what we want them to control. What they need to know: What time is now What time range they can select and in which intervals How long ...
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Can multiple fields be grouped on one line of a form?

Putting input fields next to each other makes them hard to scan for users. Since users like to scan instead of reading putting them below each other makes it far better in terms of usability. There ...
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Displaying actions for item lists

I believe mobile version of DropBox actually has what you're looking for. Compartmentalize actions into drop down or popup, based on permissions or context. They are accessed by a right-most [...] or [...
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Support of keyboard in application designed primarily for tablets

I believe that since the app you are designing also works on a desktop or laptop (devices with keyboards as input devices), they provide an experience that a user who connects a keyboard to a touch ...
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How to indicate the possibility to slide

Take a look at Material design - Gesture education: Gesture education should happen as the user needs it. It doesn’t need to be condensed into a user’s first moments with an app. It’s smart and ...
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Error message when doing multiple actions

In the first place, I think you should handle this in the development. What is the result of this error? No data is saved or just a part is saved? Anyway, the user may not remember exactly the items ...
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Error message when doing multiple actions

Edit: About your proposals: Could be a good solution if either all or none of the actions need to be uploaded. The user will retry until he gives up, and cancels. If what went wrong depends on the ...
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Looking for stats on tablet usage in a specific demographic

I think your company will greatly benefit from using Google planning tools. You may also find some use of this article.
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Android: Best way to include multiple fragments with Floating Action Buttons in Tablet screen

I think you might have to rethink on the interaction which you are providing here. I will first explain the use of Floating Action Button. There can be only one FAB as per the best practice. FAB is ...
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Android: Best way to include multiple fragments with Floating Action Buttons in Tablet screen

As you can see, Screen 1 is the first screen. When I press the FAB, we go to Screen 2. In the header we introduce details of the elements of screen 1, and there is a list of elements. What kind of ...
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