And as I promissed – second Fremantle wannabe UI improvement!
In current and older Maemo iterations there is UI element called “Sidebar”. It’s pretty handy for quick launching apps and web bookmarks. Also it acts as small task switcher as well. But the bad thing is that it wastes too much screen space, that’s so important on handhelds.
Previously we already got rid of “Web” menu, that we replaced with multifunctional “Rapid access” menu. Maybe you’ve already noticed a small Maemo logo (in fact it’s “maemo.org” logo, which is not exactly Maemo, but whatever, it’s Christmas time :). This button acts same way no matter what application you are using:
It allows you to open instantly applications menu, jump to the Homescreen or open Task Switcher – most wanted functions in the OS. Also it has some extraordinary additional features but we’ll talk bout them tomorrow. Stay tuned!