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Talk:Mobile Design Pattern: Contextual Prompt

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21 Sep
Article Review by nirpsis (20090921)

This article explains the contextual prompt mobile design pattern. A contextual contains a group of actions, options or information. A contextual offers a limited set of choices that are available in the current state, or context of the application.

The author has explained this pattern with the number of attractive screenshots. The author has given step by step information on how and when Contextual prompt is designed.

The author has described several types of contextual menus on mobile like Softkey-mapped menus which are triggered by pressing left softkey , Contextual pop-up menus which are triggered through selection of on screen prompt, Temporary contextual pop-ups which contains contextual information and hardware mapped pop-up menus which is used to trigger a contextual pop up menu.

This design pattern works perfectly if the precondition are satisfied i.e. the contextual prompt can interact with the visible elements behind menu.