The Field Level Message pattern describes methods for presenting information from the mobile application to the user. System messages are used to convey timely or important information that can assist with the user's taskflow, productivity and ease of navigation in an application. Messaging methods vary, depending upon the importance of the information, the need for user action, or the severity of consequences to the user if certain actions are not taken. Some types of messages may simply provide additional information that helps the user navigate a page or provides a model showing correct format to fill a form and can be safely overlooked or dismissed after reading; others, such as critical warning messages, may require user acknowledgment before the application will resume functioning on the page.
The message pattern describes two methods to display a message:
Appearance characteristics for this component.
|Error||Error messages inform the user about issues related to data input, validation or application functionality.|
|Warning||Warning messages inform the user about pending action or situation that may need attention.|
|Confirmation||Confirmation messages inform the user that an action has completed successfully. Typically used to convey that an action took place (for example Product Item Added, Contact Removed)|
|Information||Information messages inform the user about changes in the application that are not errors, warnings or confirmations.|
Common behaviors for this component.
Usage guidelines for this component.
Fig 1. Confirmation iOS
Fig 2. Confirmation Android
Fig 3. Information iOS
Fig 4. Information Android
Fig 5. Warning iOS
Fig 6. Warning Android
Fig 7. Error iOS
Fig 8. Error Android
Fig 9. Two Line Error iOS