Maemo UI improvements blog.

December 26, 2008

New Year Countdown Series: #6

Filed under: Heavy UI improvements — Tags: , , , , — Andrew Zhilin @ 15:48

Let’s have a light break today, after good Christmas party :) Today I won’t show you any crazy UI mock-ups or even hardware schemes. Today I have a simple thought, that develops previous idea with “hot swap” battery. And I will not even hide it under “more” tag so everybody can read it and share opinion. I think that it would be great for future tablet device to have a cradle (or a dock station, whatever you call it) with slot for backup battery charge. Right now I have 2 batteries but I have to swap them into the device in order to charge. It’s really sucks. I know that there are standalone Chinese chargers but I think you’ll agree that out-of-the-box dock will give more points for the device in business and media power-users. I have to admit that it’s not my own idea – I had PDA Loox 720 before n800 and it has such a feature in it’s cradle. So there’s nothing new in it but I don’t understand why manufacturers ignore such a great thing.

Tomorrow I’ll continue to shot UI ideas on you so prepare your brain and hands for hot discussion!

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December 25, 2008

New Year Countdown Series: #5

Filed under: Design guidelines — Tags: , , , — Andrew Zhilin @ 15:04

Merry Crhristmas to all my readers! Hope you’re enjoying that day and Santa have a small present for you – one more improvement. But now it’s not UI modification – it’s way cooler and super-handy! Check it out after the break.

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