When to use a modal instead of a page?


#1

Hi,

I’d like to know what are the design/ux rules to consider when deciding to use a modal over a page. Or what is the typical use case for a modal?

Thanks

Guillaume


#2

Typically I use a modal if it is something simple and ONLY that page will use it. Most of the time i need something that other pages can also navigate to. So then its better to use a page. Or else you will find yourself repeating a lot of code in your controllers for that modals functionality.

Just my 0.02 cents :slight_smile:


#3

Modals is to show more info/detailed information to the underlaying view/page.

In the new Android guides it is a little bit confusing, because the animation for sliding in a new page/view looks like showing a modal before.

So keep it up :blush: