It’s Christmas Eve, everybody making last preparations for great holiday, and I have 2 improvements for today! Why not only one? You’ll see it after the break.
Flicks.First of all I wanted to add some dynamic into device controling process. Button pressing is nice and handy, but it’s slightly boring from time to time. And not so spectacular for audience. If you remember the hype bout the iPhone, you’ll see that first eye-catching thing in it was kinetic scrolling. It’s not super handy, it doesn’t add some new dimension of usability. But it’s fun and spectacular. Same acts for “pinching”. For real, I think it’s one of the crapiest things in iPhone UI, but it entertains the audience.
So what I’ve thought is to make some fresh “flick” implementations. For example you can flick from title fo bottom to minimize application. Or flick from bottom to top to open task switcher.
The second improvement for today is connected with previous and based on flicks and maemo button. Since future UI would be highly adaptive and will give you the ability to use the device with both landscape and portrait orientations, there is the problem with top bar screen space. On the one hand you can’t show both title and statusbar and make them actually usable. And on the other you can’t remove one of them beacause they are important parts of the UI. The solution is pretty simple – let’s make them switchable with the flickafrom maemo button to the right. You don’t need title bar all the time so you can just flick it on when you need. And again, its entertaining and attractive :)
Tomorrow it’s Christmas and I have a really crazy christmas gift for you! Stay tuned!