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posted 2015-01-31 21:54:13 +0300

I'd suggest "swipe from a corner to desired app" gesture, like in SwipePad app for android (this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.conduction.swipepad.android&hl=en) except: 1) it should show currently running apps (at least optionally) - SwipePad shows user-defined shortcuts instead 2) it should retain icons (and corners) positions when screen orientation changes, e.g. the first icon should always be in the corner of the screen closest to volume buttons (assuming volume buttons are positioned on the left edge of the phone, closer to its upper edge, similar to how iPhones have it) and swipe from the corner of the screen that is closest to the volume buttons should bring same "swipe pad" both when this corner is top left corner (portrait orientation of the screen) and when this same physical corner is bottom left corner (landscape orientation of the screen) - that is, unchanged (physical) positions on the screen regardless of screen orientation. Of course it will require some clear sign designating phone's "up" and "down" sides, but jolla phone already has it (large "unused" space under the screen) and I'd suggest having something similar in jolla tablet

the 2) is especially important when "screen auto-rotate" option is on - lack of 2) ruined the whole SwipePad experience for me despite the fact that I instantly fell in love with the idea and even considered using SwipePad instead of home screen / launcher

I'd suggest "swipe from a corner to desired app" gesture, like in SwipePad app for android (this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.conduction.swipepad.android&hl=en) except: except:

1) it should show currently running apps (at least optionally) - SwipePad shows user-defined shortcuts instead instead and

2) it should retain icons (and corners) positions when screen orientation changes, e.g. the first icon should always be in the corner of the screen closest to volume buttons (assuming volume buttons are positioned on the left edge of the phone, closer to its upper edge, similar to how iPhones have it) and swipe from the corner of the screen that is closest to the volume buttons should bring same "swipe pad" both when this corner is top left corner (portrait orientation of the screen) and when this same physical corner is bottom left corner (landscape orientation of the screen) - that is, unchanged (physical) positions on the screen regardless of screen orientation. Of course it will require some clear sign designating phone's "up" and "down" sides, but jolla phone already has it (large "unused" space under the screen) and I'd suggest having something similar in jolla tablet

the 2) is especially important when "screen auto-rotate" option is on - lack of 2) ruined the whole SwipePad experience for me despite the fact that I instantly fell in love with the idea and even considered using SwipePad instead of home screen / launcher