mobile

Floor Selector
Navigating the Map

Floor Selector

What Problem Does This Solve? User needs to select a floor/level in a 2-dimensional indoor map. Why Use This Pattern? Indoor maps are inherently 3-dimensional in that they usually include multiple floors or levels. When displaying a planar (2D) map users do not know which level they are looking at or how to select a […]

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Offline Maps
Special Workflows

Offline Maps

What Problem Does This Solve? User needs access to data in areas where internet is slow, mobile data is expensive, or user cannot get online. When to Use This Pattern Offline Maps is a great method for providing a means of navigation and getting driving directions while offline or in a foreign country. Limitations of […]

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Augmented Reality
Views

Augmented Reality (AR)

What Problem Does This Solve? Relate and visualize nearby features to the user’s current location by superimposing digital information on whatever user is looking at through the phone’s camera. When to Use This Pattern Augmented Reality is useful whenever features are directly related to the user’s current location. It’s easy to look through a camera […]

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Mobile Map
Layouts

Mobile Map

What Problem does this solve? Maps on mobile devices are often difficult to manipulate by touch and result in unexpected behavior. Why use this Pattern? Maps are difficult to navigate on touch devices and require special attention to the input capabilities of the users, sometimes referred to as the fat finger syndrome. Data visualizations and […]

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