Bookmark – Options menu
It works like this:
The user presses the ‘menu’ hard key…
… and the options menu slides into the screen, in which the option to make favorite is included.
Upon tapping the ‘Favorite’ option, the item is added to a list of favorites.
A toast message (optional, but recommended) confirms this.
The option to save or bookmark content can be added to your app when it is likely that users want to get back to this content in a certain amount of time, without having to think where they put it. E.g. all browsers have options to bookmark web pages. Often browsers support multiple ways to add bookmarks. It is wise though to have the bookmarking option in the options menu always available, because users will probably look for the possibility there.
- Because users are familiar with the concept of bookmarking on the web, they probably will look for that option in the options menu intuitively
- The user has to find out that the option is available
1 In Dutch news app Nu, users can read news articles.
2 Articles can get bookmarked, or favorited, by calling for the otions menu...
3 ... and tapping 'Favorites' option.
4 By doing so, the article is added to the favorites list.
5 When the user returns to home by tapping the 'Nu' logo...
6 ... and pressing the 'menu' button, the favorites can be found back.
1 Users can plan a train trip using the Dutch Railways app.
2 A list of connections is displayed...
3 ... and the user chooses a coonection.
4 By pressing the 'menu' hard key, the options menu slides into the screen.
5 The user can save this connection by tapping the option 'Opslaan reis'.
6 The saved connection is added to the page 'Mijn Reizen', which is accessible from the app's dashboard.
HTC Sense Browser
1 To bookmark a page in HTC Sense's browser is fast and easy:
2 Tap the 'menu' hard key, and choose 'Add bookmark'.
3 A name for the bookmark can be entered, and when 'Done' is tapped...
4 ... a toast message confirms that the webpage is added to the bookmarks.