Add a symbol on the app icon showing an update is available

asked 2014-01-26 15:45:32 +0300

Wizah gravatar image

updated 2014-02-02 01:55:07 +0300

foss4ever gravatar image

This was actually my girlfriends idea that when there's an update available for an app, a small symbol would appear on the app icon.

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You mean in the Store app or in the Launcher screen?

foss4ever ( 2014-01-27 03:21:55 +0300 )edit

Launcher screen. It could be just a small green dot or a frame around the icon etc :)

Wizah ( 2014-01-27 09:57:03 +0300 )edit

Yes, I like the idea.. just make sure that the updateable status is not mixed to the greenish Android-logot that might also appear in the future to Launcher icons of apps that are not running in native SailfishOS platform..

foss4ever ( 2014-01-27 12:04:49 +0300 )edit

Some blue box shadow might be nice indicator of available update.

Nux ( 2014-01-28 12:17:36 +0300 )edit

This I think would be a nicer way to tell the user about updates because usually I don't need separate notification about updates. Maybe separate critical app updates and other updates. It would notify only for security updates on the notification page but otherwise only using the icon.

Wizah ( 2014-02-02 01:00:46 +0300 )edit