Idea: four cover actions [duplicate]

asked 2014-03-22 15:54:33 +0300

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updated 2014-07-12 03:20:57 +0300

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There is plenty of space in one cover to split it half vertically. Simply four cover actions would be triggered by: 1) Swipe left in upper half 2) Swipe right in upper half 3) Swipe left in lower half 4) Swipe right in lower half

What do you think? Is there a room for this kind of improvement? Got this idea from this: Just to take it a bit further and have control for all four switches. Also would benefit lots of other apps like media player e.g. pause/play, stop, next, previous.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "duplicate question" by Mohjive
close date 2014-03-22 22:13:43.424509


Have you ever tried to have more than 4 apps running? The gestures must stay easily doable.

Sthocs ( 2014-03-22 17:37:35 +0300 )edit

To my mind, swiping in upper and lower half could be hard to do precisely, especially if there are more than 4 apps running. What do you think about swiping in each direction instead of two left and two right? So, we can have the follwoing 4 cover actions: 1) Swipe left 2) Swipe right 3) Swipe up 4) Swipe down

szobi ( 2014-03-22 21:33:58 +0300 )edit

For me it doesn't feel too difficult to swipe separete halves of the cover, even when there are more than four apps and the covers are smaller. Though I have pretty small fingers and I see it might be more difficult with bigger fingers. Up and down direction I didn't think as an option, just because it might be too difficult to separate if from normal panning of the homescreen.

matrixx ( 2014-03-22 21:44:16 +0300 )edit

Duplicate of up/down actions would conflict with up/down pull to lock/application view

Mohjive ( 2014-03-22 22:13:31 +0300 )edit

Sorry I seemed to miss the original in the search results. You can close this one and go to vote the original one, that's what I did ;)

matrixx ( 2014-03-24 11:25:31 +0300 )edit