It works like this:
Assigning favorites is a quick way of discerning preferred content from regular content. Favoring is done in a listview, or alternatively (not recommended) in detailed view of the item itself.
An outline of a quick favorite link ( usually a star) is visible in one of the top corners of the item.
When the favorite link is tapped…
…it is highlighted and the item is favored
Use this pattern when your app provides a large amount of content items and you want the user to be able to differentiate these items. Provide a quick favorite link, juxtaposed to the item in the listview. This link usually takes the shape of a star. Additionally, you can provide a list of favored items only, accessible through a menu-item.
Do not use favorites when you want to discern multiple categories. You can use tags or folders instead
- Easy one-step method of differentiating a large amount of items
- Just one level in differentiating (on-off)
- No possibilities for adding metadata to the favorite
HTC Browser history