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How to improve People - contact view (2nd screen)

asked 2013-12-26 10:09:51 +0300

simo gravatar image

updated 2014-02-03 00:55:18 +0300

I have hundreds of people in my contacts, currently a big mess, so I'm asking how should we improve the view to gain a better ui for those who have several contact?

In overall, I find the people app as one of the greatest apps on Jolla, but making a good app even better could make the phone differentiate even more from its competitors. Related question (People, 1st screen): https://together.jolla.com/question/379/people-improve-starting-view#2371

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answered 2013-12-28 06:15:09 +0300

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updated 2013-12-28 06:16:25 +0300

My idea, please vote or write another :)

pulley menu: merge+link+relate+group+TOP (and existing remove+share+edit)

  • merge would give a list like now, but after selectin with who, both contacts would be shown side by side with all information they include. User would choose in each row which information is the correct one. By choises made, person would be saved and the other dismissed. Warning to the user that merge is a permanent act, no return.
  • link would open a wider list of choises with who. For example a sport team of five could be linked to each other. Linked persons could be seen one after another with a swipe up gesture (currently not in use). If a person is linked to several persons, all those would share the "linked" screen.
  • relate would open a wider list of choises with who. After selecting, a new list of choises would be added: As father, as aunt, as cousin etc... Related persons would be show with swipe left (not currently in use), opening one screen showing images of all relatives to choose from (including the one started from). If a bigger family, swipe up to show additional screens. Return with swipe right from every relative-screen.
  • group would open a simple list of existing groups + "add new group". Person could be added to several groups, like "work"+"friends", or removed from them.
  • TOP would open a list like in merge, but this time the person and the selected pair would remain independent contacts. For each TOP group, the main personality would be the one from where the process begins, and selected TOP pair would be automatically hidden from people search and about from everywhere. Accessing person's TOPs would happen via long hold on the person's name, which would open a list of names saved as TOPs for this person - and a choise to unTOP. This option would make it possible to keep another contact information saved (like sim+jolla contact) without them disturbing each other (only one is shown), or to keep some information "hidden" (there could also be a change to hide TOPs list behind a password: "Heading to TOP, provide credentials:"). With this, every person can have "The Other Personality" :D.

All other parts in this view are perfect, the same with current gestures. Maybe one could be added: Some view to latest activity behind some gesture.

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If I understood that correctly you are suggesting 8 entries to Pulley-menu. Ain't that too many?

foss4ever ( 2014-01-30 16:35:51 +0300 )edit

8 yes, so it would be reasonable to flick down and open the pulley menu in total in this case. Which one might not be worth it, thinking about the total amount? I'm open for ideas and edits :)

simo ( 2014-01-30 16:42:06 +0300 )edit
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