The end of Ambiences?

asked 2018-11-03 20:20:02 +0200

vattuvarg gravatar image

Reading the article on the Jolla Blog that introduces Sailfish OS 3. There's a mockup of the new look. It all looks increasingly like Android. Buttons everywhere instead of gestures. Ambiences are being reduced to being background themes. There's really no new tricks for the ambiences. Not even controls for wifi or bluetooth.

Will Sailfish 3.X do something useful with the ambiences? ...or will version 4.0 finally kill them?

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huh? We got white ones and black text tho. I do not see the android analogy that much. All they did is listen to me and finally brought back the abillity to change quicksettings without leaving the running application ;) More serious, i like the unification and it never made sense to me how it worked in 2.0 with dedicated ambiance menu in overly prominent place. Regarding more features, yes it would be nice to have setups changing with ambiances. But i can still do it the other way around and automate ambiance changes with "Situations" application. +1 nevertheless as i share your view for the most part and care about ambiances

mosen ( 2018-11-03 20:42:17 +0200 )edit

It seems the light ambiences cater to the android crowd. I appreciate the option, i do, but their inclusion could have waited until there was a way to create them ourselves.

vattuvarg ( 2018-11-03 22:46:00 +0200 )edit

I like Situations but things would be much easier to do if Ambiances included more settings.

vattuvarg ( 2018-11-03 22:48:36 +0200 )edit

I'm also very disappointed that ambiences will most likely never become separate user profiles (with different settings, a different set of applications running, etc) as promised in the first promotional material. There's so much potential in them, and Jolla doesn't do anything with it.

nthn ( 2018-11-03 23:48:57 +0200 )edit

True, ambiances were supposed to have more effect on the system with different profiles etc but that's not really ruled out in this setup either. Then again probably a lot of people would use ambiances separately from the user profile features. I don't know how useful it'd be to actually have profile features tied to ambiances. I think that they could possible trigger them but I think the profile features themselves deserve a separate system on their own.

Toxip ( 2018-11-04 03:07:09 +0200 )edit