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Jolla store extension: Section for ambiences

asked 2014-01-14 18:04:46 +0200

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This Jolla Store extension issue is about expanding the current Jolla Store to include uploadable/downloadable Ambience backrounds/"whole ambiences" as integrated section in Jolla Store ( or alternatively as separate app if you don't like the integrated extension idea: see answer for separate app below)

Alternatively below is also presented a separate answer for downloadable "whole ambiences" that would include tailored, customized settings providing a different user experience and not just bare ambience backrounds. Vote for the "whole ambience" idea if you like it.

There are separate answers below to develop this idea further so give vote for the idea(s) you like and support the idea(s) you would like to see in this "section for ambiences". If you have an own idea what could be included in "section for ambiences", use comments under specific answer(s) or make own suggestion as own answer.

A couple of related questions that handle the use of custom ambiences are also seen below so check them out too.

https://together.jolla.com/question/5906/how-to-assign-a-custom-ambience-for-an-nfc-theotherhalf/ https://together.jolla.com/question/16345/order-custom-toh/

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I think if the artists offers his work at a certain price, they will soon discover what people are willing to pay for. This seems like something that we can leave to free market forces.

But I'd love to be able to share my ambiances with other Jolla users and browse what others have created.

dom1n1kus ( 2014-01-14 18:21:49 +0200 )edit

Ambiences will be profiles and not only a picture... for pictures we already have a wallpaper site out there maybe ask them to integrate a theme preview and launch an app.

chemist ( 2014-01-14 21:18:49 +0200 )edit
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I know that ambiences carry a much larger potential than just being backround images. Even better would be that you could download "whole ambiences" with at least custom sounds enabled and chosen by the publisher of ambience. There could be also custom settings set for the phone.

TimTTK ( 2014-01-14 21:31:06 +0200 )edit
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...But then there should be also some kind of safety checking system for every custom ambience available for download as there remains a higher risk of abuse, you download a custom ambience and your phone could in worst case scenario get bricked or something else. Proper supervising would be needed.

TimTTK ( 2014-01-14 21:39:22 +0200 )edit

This would be ok, but only if submitting ambiances is made really easy. No artist is going to package them as rpm and submit to Harbour via usual methods.

cos ( 2014-01-14 22:12:16 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-01-23 20:12:51 +0200

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updated 2014-01-24 14:11:34 +0200

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there should be an Ambiance Builder/Tester app on Device (to help make creation easier) along with an automated test system that checks the ambiance does what is expected once uploaded.

Then when uploading, select what the ambiance is expected to do, and it is then tested that it does only that, before posting to the "store"

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answered 2014-02-02 23:53:23 +0200

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updated 2014-02-03 00:27:09 +0200

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Jolla store extension: "whole ambiences" Custom ambiences tailored with custom settings, backrounds etc. providing totally enhanced user experience via ambience.

Ambience section to include downloadable/uploadable "whole ambiences" that enhance the entire user experience.

Ambiences to be tailored with customized settings, including matching ringtones, power saving, connections (WLAN/BT) etc.

Few examples for what these downloadble/uploadable "whole ambiences" would look like: "Night ambience" (Example: phone silenced, dark ambience backround image, power saving mode.) , (Example: "Crowd ambience" loud ringtone sound etc.)

Safety check system for all user uploaded ambiences that these "whole ambiences" are "legal" and not harmful for device. These ambiences would become downloadable for public once it has been proven right that these ambiences cause no harm for ambience downloader.

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answered 2014-01-14 18:08:02 +0200

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updated 2014-02-03 00:20:13 +0200

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Separate app works as Jolla Store extension.

Alternative the extension could be made as a separate section in form of a separate app versus the original idea of integrated section in Jolla Store. If you like a separated app idea more than integrated style, vote for this.

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answered 2014-01-14 18:11:31 +0200

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updated 2014-02-03 00:31:19 +0200

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Jolla store extension: Ambience section payment system

For the amount of "reasonable fee" how much are people willing to pay for usermade or commercial ambience backrounds/"whole ambiences"? This would only affect the ones that would be available for a small fee and leaving outside free ambiences of course. Use comments to suggest.

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As @dom1n1kus mentions users will quickly vote with their wallets as to what's a reasonable fee :)

Tanghus ( 2014-01-14 18:46:14 +0200 )edit

Thats true, people will not pay if the price is too high and quality doesn't meet the "standards"

TimTTK ( 2014-01-14 19:30:42 +0200 )edit

@TimTTK: I can't realy vote at the moment as ambiences missing the more exiting profile like features. Artwork should also include sound and good matching profile settings.

And for ambience images only I would first prefer better contrast options in settings.

axaq ( 2014-01-24 03:16:52 +0200 )edit

Yes, ambiences are more than images and the idea at first is to start from something very basic like bare images. It would be first needed to ensure the easy accessibility for users to for example download/upload/preview of ambience pictures.

TimTTK ( 2014-01-24 12:57:47 +0200 )edit
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answered 2014-02-03 00:03:40 +0200

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updated 2014-02-03 00:24:32 +0200

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Jolla Store extension: ambience voting system

Jolla ambience store will include for example a simple 5 star voting system (or something similar) for voting ambience backrounds/"whole ambiences" the people like. Alternatively the most voted and highest rated ambiences could be rewarded for example by giving it the "ambience of month" title or something little for the original publisher.

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