Petition to Jolla and app developers about font size on app covers

asked 2014-02-06 15:09:46 +0300

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updated 2014-07-24 14:03:41 +0300

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Atm when i have more then 4 apps opened, i find it very hard to read whatever is written on app cover (for most apps) and it's really annoying =( font size are really small and whole screen turns into bunch of smallsize words and symbols that don't have any practical value. So i'm asking for 2 things: 1) app developers: please consider your app cover design when it is small (>4 apps opened). Maybe it would be best to get rid of some information in order to get readability. 2) Jolla: currently, when developer writes an app, he gets to create app cover qml file. I propose to have 2 app cover qml files: one for when <=4 apps on the screen, and one for when more then 4, so we could get maybe less info but with larger fonts. It shouldn't be exactly like that, maybe one qml file, but with like a component properties (true/false) "show on 2x2 grid", "show on 3x3 grid" or something like that. Thank you!

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This should definitely be configurable by the user. For people with good eyesight, having lots of information on the screen is actually a nice feature, one which I personally wouldn't like to disappear.

bart ( 2014-02-06 15:12:15 +0300 )edit

well, i have almost perfect eyesight (not perfect, but don't wear any glasses), but still often find hard to get needed information from cover quickly. Maybe it's partly because i have display brightness very low... but still... some apps are ok, but some become really useless (app cover wise) :(

virgi26 ( 2014-02-06 15:18:26 +0300 )edit

I haven't found any cover hard to read in one week with the phone or si. Maybe we are using different apps. Care to give some examples?

bart ( 2014-02-06 15:20:17 +0300 )edit

well this whole post was born after installing tweetian today. Don't get me wrong, i appreciate developers' efforts, and i understand that not all developers are designers, but app cover is just useless in this case

virgi26 ( 2014-02-06 15:27:49 +0300 )edit

and also many apps use "faded" (or whatever the word is :) sorry my english is not very good) font in some places, including Jolla's apps, which is not very readable in 3x3 grid

virgi26 ( 2014-02-06 15:30:41 +0300 )edit