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covers - ideas for more interaction

asked 2014-04-12 04:36:26 +0300

droll gravatar image

just a quick video to share showing what Microsoft is doing with live tiles.

http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/11/microsoft-research-interactive-live-tiles/

it is challenging on the current jolla phone because of limited screen space but is this something worth looking into when targeting tablets?

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answered 2015-09-27 11:05:50 +0300

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2.0 has opened a whole new world of possibilities. Now that Jolla has admitted that not everything is a nail, the cover actions are no longer limited to just "swipe left" and "swipe right". Yes, right now we have only two buttons replacing the old cover actions, but I can easily imagine truly interactive covers with all the interaction of a full-screen app, only in a smaller space.

So you could have:

  • A fully fledged game of 2048 in the cover, with swipes in all directions
  • A chess clock or stop watch with start, stop, pause etc. buttons in the cover
  • A calculator, with a full scientific set of keys in full screen and only basic 0123456789.+-*/ set in the cover
  • A media player with all the usual buttons in the cover
  • ...

The possibilities are really endless. Has Jolla considered that? Is something like that on the road map?

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