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Slow launching applications

asked 2013-12-28 13:11:23 +0300

cropas gravatar image

If you try to launch calendar, contacts, mail, messages on N9 - all applications appears immediately on screen. Jolla showing task manager first and then loading the application. It's hudge difference.

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Agree. N9 had a "splash screen" (static full-screen image shown while the app was loading) that made things look nicer, though the actual launch time probably wasn't better. Seeing the task switcher before the app is launched looks bad.

Bale ( 2013-12-28 14:37:42 +0300 )edit

N9 launch time is much worse than on jolla, N9 is faking faster startup, but is sometimes still to slow and close splash screen long before the app is shown. It's fine for me if jolla shows the running app screen half a second until app is shown, better than showing splash for multiple seconds.

kelvan ( 2013-12-28 22:09:23 +0300 )edit

but wouldn't faster startup plus splash screen be just perfect? :)

Bale ( 2013-12-28 22:10:37 +0300 )edit

there's no splash screen when you launching contacts, calendar, messages etc. N9 hw specs are not as good as jolla and still it's much faster

cropas ( 2013-12-28 22:19:45 +0300 )edit

You mean there is no splash screen on N9? There is at least for calendar, messaging and contacts are prestarted. Note that sometimes the splash screen fakes the application UI to appear as if the app had launched already and is populating content.

Bale ( 2013-12-28 22:22:02 +0300 )edit

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answered 2013-12-31 11:42:38 +0300

cropas gravatar image

my question is about slow launching primary applications like contacts, messaging calendar.

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answered 2013-12-31 11:59:33 +0300

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As far as I understood the Home Screen (the one with opened apps covers) is shown during application start up by intention.

It is in fact the peek function you also get when swiping from left or right screen edge while in an app. The reason is to use the application start time to provide you with some important information which is normally hidden from view such as time, network connection, cellular network mode, bluetooth status and so on (in general the time and all icons on it's sides) and also the list of apps currently running.

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This is correct, it is a UX decision against splash screens, as described by Jolla in an interview. I haven't used the device long enough to measure whether the speed is that slow, I also wonder how many other things you were doing which could have affected performance.

gabriel ( 2013-12-31 12:03:40 +0300 )edit

Thanks for the explanation. I find it an odd design choice but if it's intentional I suppose it won't be changed.

Bale ( 2013-12-31 12:22:14 +0300 )edit

I think, like anything, you can get used to it. I personally appreciate it. In fact, I'm unsure as to whether the application should launch and just stay there, you only access it if you want. I haven't used the phone enough to get an opinion :-) Happy that the splash screen is gone though.

gabriel ( 2013-12-31 12:24:55 +0300 )edit

After reading your explanation I tried it again and started to get it. I think my problem is that with already opened apps, you only see the home screen for a very short time and can't appreciate its information, just see lots of stuff moving. When opening a slow one like maps it does make sense.

Bale ( 2013-12-31 12:30:33 +0300 )edit
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