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New gallery appliance is completely wrong

asked 2018-06-10 12:49:05 +0300

SaimenSays gravatar image

updated 2018-06-12 22:47:29 +0300

In my opinion the application of new gallery is completely wrong when checking against other native apps.

  • Closing with a swipe down or even up: The left indicator to go back to overview ismissing.
  • Close with an "X": Nowhere it is done in this way.
  • Scrolling through items: All other lists go up/down to scroll through items, here it is left/right.
  • Shadows: New shadow at the top and bottom behind the icons, but no shadow behind the icons of camera.

Jolla, why has each redesigned app a completely different handling? This is very unintuitiv and makes it badly usable! It seems as each developer can do what he wants. There seems to be no corporate design anymore, as it was in the early days.

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maybe it's in indication to SFOS 3. I think I saw down-swipes in an offical video...

Dreej ( 2018-06-10 13:15:10 +0300 )edit

Subjective, argumentative, with no reasonable outcome, not a real question.

PlasmaMover ( 2018-06-10 13:31:28 +0300 )edit

@PlasmaMover: TJC as the central point of community, so I think it is okay to put my opinion here. I know that this they will most probably not change anything because of this thread. But at least I have to try to get answer why the ui is so inconsitent.

SaimenSays ( 2018-06-10 14:01:48 +0300 )edit

@PlasmaMover Giving feedback about the new design, clearly stating that it is not exactly a stroke of genius (quite on the contrary), is well within the limits of TJC. I'd expect a Jolla employee to give a reason for the complete redesign that violates every single Sailfish UI guidline ever published by Jolla.

ossi1967 ( 2018-06-10 15:46:11 +0300 )edit

Oh, and just to have my voice heard: The new gallery is the worst part of SF 2.2.0. I hate the icons each time I open a picture. It seems that not only did a non-Sailfish design team work on it, even worse: It seems there were two design teams blemishing the app without even talking to each other. I've never seen this kind of inconsistency within an app that basically does so little.

ossi1967 ( 2018-06-10 15:52:09 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-06-12 09:37:18 +0300

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The good thing with the X is that when the gallery is opened from the camera view, it is easy to get back to the camera after scrolling through the latest pictures, without scrolling the whole gallery. Before, if you took a few pictures, wanted to go through them quickly and then continue taking pictures, you had to scroll back the whole way to the last picture before reaching the camera again.

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That's a very good point and a use I haven't thought of yet. It could also have been implemented with a pulley menu entry like "go back to camera" (or similar), to be consistent with SFOS UX.

Mohjive ( 2018-06-12 09:47:16 +0300 )edit

Yes, of course the implementation of it can be discussed. But the possibility to do it is at the moment more important to me than whether it is consistent with the interface. To be honest, I haven't even had the time to explore the new gallery as such. I've only tested it directly from the camera.

TomC ( 2018-06-12 09:50:39 +0300 )edit

and when I think about it, a pulley menu entry would have been more natural to "go back to overview" in the gallery app also.

Mohjive ( 2018-06-12 10:06:50 +0300 )edit

There was a swipe gesture to come back to cam instant and now you simply swipe down, no need for the X

NuklearFart ( 2018-06-12 10:08:26 +0300 )edit

There was? I totally missed that and was a little bit frustrated every now and then swiping and swiping left to get back to the camera. Out of curiosity: what kind of swipe was it?

TomC ( 2018-06-12 10:21:05 +0300 )edit

answered 2018-06-11 19:16:20 +0300

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I like the new redesign and the new look seems much better & much easier to use than before - it's much more evident what you can do with a picture at a given time than before. Now if only there was at least some rudimentary filtering - at least photos from camera/all other pictures - and I would be even happier. :)

Frankly, I would welcome fresh redesigns as this one in many other places (such as for example the mail app & event screen access) as some build it app & OS designs still have a big room for improvement and some of the used UI paradigms have not really worked well so far.

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jepp, agreed. i can not wait for the quick settings to be in place of ambiance switcher on sfos3.

mosen ( 2018-06-11 19:59:42 +0300 )edit

What exactly is better? I can't see any improvement if each app needs to be handled in a different way!

SaimenSays ( 2018-06-11 20:09:42 +0300 )edit

Swiping right to go back is in my opinion one of the most intuitive and useful gestures in sfos. I can't comprehend why I now have to swipe up or down to go back, unlike in every other app.

tmy ( 2018-06-11 20:30:38 +0300 )edit

jepp, agreed. i can not wait for the quick settings to be in place of ambiance switcher on sfos3.

Like in SFOS 1?

poddl ( 2018-06-11 21:16:30 +0300 )edit

@tmy: obviously, you aren't going 'back', you're 'dismissing' the image view. This works in exactly the same view for Phone, Clock and Calendar.

nthn ( 2018-06-11 23:15:17 +0300 )edit
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