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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.


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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