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I am testing one of the iOS apps that has In App Purchase in it. When I tap for In App purchase then it ask me for credentials and opens a dialog box to enter credentials but at the same time an activity indicator keeps running in the background just below the Dialog box.

So my question here is 'Is it an expected behavior to show activity indicator in the background while entering credentials?'

I have checked a couple of apps on App store those show different behaviors. One of the apps 'ClickSend' shows an activity indicator in background while other app 'The Third Ear' does not show any activity indicator. Can you please help me on this? It would be good if you can provide any doc or URL for this that I can share with my developer team.

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put on hold as off-topic by user246, Niels van Reijmersdal, Helping Hands, Kate Paulk, PaulDonny Apr 22 at 17:25

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Is there an iOS guideline for what should be showing? That would be the first place I'd look. The other is the app specifications - do those say if the app should display an activity indicator or not? –  Kate Paulk Dec 27 '13 at 16:04
1) I have checked the iOS guidelines. There is no specific guideline for above scenario. As per the iOS guidelines an activity indicator should be shown if some activity is in progress like fetching data from server and it will take some time. In my scenario when I am entering the credentials but I have not submitted my data yet. (2) Now about specifications-- There is nothing mention anything about the behavior in a such scenario. –  Subzero Dec 30 '13 at 5:30
I'd ask the project manager, then. If there's nothing in the specifications, and the project manager has nothing to say, then my call would be that so long as the behavior is consistent within the application it's fine. –  Kate Paulk Dec 30 '13 at 12:23
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about correct behavior of apps in the iOS store. They would be better served asking somewhere that specializes in mobile development, iOS, or Apple development in general. –  user246 Apr 18 at 13:06
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because, questions like this are better asked on ux.stackexchange.com –  Niels van Reijmersdal Apr 19 at 15:39

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