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Move 'End call' and 'Call again' buttons

asked 2014-05-06 18:02:20 +0300

Wizah gravatar image

updated 2014-05-07 12:10:26 +0300

Every now and then my 'End call' button doesn't react so I tap it over and over again until it reacts just like a dummy like me would do. I've been really close to tapping 'Call again' because of this because it appears after 'End call' pretty much in the same location.

This could be really embarrassing if you call up someone again just to tell them it was a mistake. Depends of course who you have been talking to.

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Those buttons are not overlapping but let's put it this way: Where should they be moved?

tigeli ( 2014-05-06 19:17:19 +0300 )edit

move it to the pulley... I do not call someone right again and I hit redial every now and then when I actually want to end a call which already got disconnected...

chemist ( 2014-05-07 00:45:31 +0300 )edit

A different issue but a bit related is that red and green call buttons have been proven pretty useful and you can easily see them without having to focus and read something on the screen. You learn that green means call and red means end call. You could do this even 10m away from your phone because you see the colors as long as you aren't color blind.

Wizah ( 2014-05-07 12:23:30 +0300 )edit

The "End call" and "Call again" buttons are intentionally not overlapping to avoid this. The buttons should be on the bottom area of the display as that is where user's hand normally is.

Using color coding on Sailfish is problematic due to ambience feature: green or red buttons may be hard to make out from the background and UI colors if the wallpaper is greenish or redish.

Joona Petrell ( 2014-05-07 18:33:47 +0300 )edit

I disagree on the claim that color buttons are "problematic" on Sailfaish. Usability should come first, style should follow. You can, and should, make call buttons more clear, eg. by using a frame and color. The "End call" and "call again" should be moved a bit more apart. That is all.

martinrusler ( 2014-05-07 20:51:19 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-05-14 13:43:54 +0300

ssirkia gravatar image

updated 2014-05-14 13:45:27 +0300

(oops - I meant to just comment, not answer) I find the layout a bit tricky. Otherwise the "call again" is brilliant feature that I need often. In fact - I would like to have "Hangup and call back" both when answering and during call.

To the point: It is true that "End call" does not overlap with "Call again", but it is little bit too close. User is not prepared to avoid hitting the other option, until it changes. In fact I think the "End call" should change into "dismiss" when the other party ends the call. I don't want to alter the ending routine - I want to hit "end call"/"Dismiss"/"done" anyway.

Hmm. I'm not sure the very bottom of the screen is the best place anyway. It's a balancing thing. Additional pulley menu for "call again" might be good, but it's not like the screen is needed for something else.

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