Today I’d like to share my thoughts about upcomming Maemo 5 release (along with new highly anticipated hardware) and it’s window to the internet, in other words – browser.
First of all it’s cool to see “mouse over” mode (as I was calling it long ago, but haven’t got time to describe it in pictures though) in MicroB (Timeless said that it’s Maemo brower now :D) that allow you to hover above drop down menus without clicking unnecesarry links , that’s cool :)
But now I’d like to mention circular zoom feature. Well, maybe it sounded as a great idea for non-multitouch zoom and pretty unique too. But as you can see in various video demonstrations (or for yourself, lucky owners) it doesn’t work quite as it was expected to. It starts with some really bad looking page fluctuation and then starts to zoom in/out at some unpredictable speed. I’d like to show you how my vision on “fine zooming” in browser.
Basically it can be done one as the circular zoom – one handed with one finger but it can be more intuitive and user controlled aswell, just like pinch action.
First of all slide your finger from the right of the screen, just like you do it for “roll over” mode from the left.
Now just tap anywhere on the page to mark the center and move some part of the page to or from it. You can repeat moving as much as you want, it will not disappear until you tap the center again or zoom icon on the right. Same thing can be applied for rotation functionality (circle line will appear then)
Well, that was simple feature, so that’s all for now.
As always I’m waiting for your comments, thanks for reading, take care.