One-handed mobile interface

“The Thumb Zone” for 5–4,7-inch display, if you hold the phone in the left and right hand, respectively. Based on Scott Hurff post.
One-hand Mode on Android device and Reachability on iPhone 6.

A complete solution shouldn’t help to reach a desired button, but save a user from having to reach it.

Sidebar (Navigation Drawer) on Android and “Navigare with a swipe” on iOS.

The leftmost and the rightmost toolbar icons should cease to be just buttons — they should suggest an action hidden behind a swipe from the left and right edge of the phone, respectively.

One-handed mobile interface concept. A swipe from the edge of the phone equals to pressing toolbar icon on the same side of application toolbar. In this case — creating a new message in iOS Messages and getting back.
One-handed mobile interface concept. A swipe from the right edge of the phone equals to pressing a toolbar icon on the same side of the application toolbar. In this case — email context menu in Android Gmail.
One-handed mobile interface concept. A swipe from the edge of the phone equals to pressing a toolbar icon on the same side of application toolbar. In this case — search in Android Gmail and getting back.

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Konstantin Savchenko

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