[poll] launcher design evolution for next os version

asked 2015-01-20 11:09:11 +0200

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updated 2015-02-12 21:58:20 +0200

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Hi Jolla sailors, here i make a poll for make suggestions about an evolution of design and functions for the smartphone launcher. Currently stand is os Soon comes the sailfish 0s 2.0 with the tablet.

Transparency: For my part i will find nice to have the transparency for the background of it. And that we can parameter it how strong should it be. Maybe have the possibility to choose the background color with rgba (32bits, last byte is for alpha channel). In this way we could have a background as we want, with transparency levels until full transparent (means ambience picture as background). I find it could give the design interface something new, fresh... and something significant to make a difference with old os versions.

Have someone other ideas?

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Agreed. I was thinking of asking a similar question, but your covers it. When I got my 1st Jolla over a year ago, the launcher background was indeed part of the ambience (transparent), but it made for a bit of a mess with many backgrounds, so Jolla changed it to what we have now, which makes much sense in many cases.

However, yes, I would like to see an option or even just learn which file I have to alter to make the background in launcher, transparent - I feel this would make way for some more interesting user created ambiences to share or for just personal use.

The next release of SailfishOS will have an option to actually change the ambience highlight, according to Soumya Bijjal of Jolla. (option to customise the highlight color of your favourite ambience in ambience settings (in Gallery app)) - http://reviewjolla.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/sailfish-os-update-11-first-info.html


fmotl ( 2015-02-11 16:17:23 +0200 )edit

@Markkyboy maybe you could find something in this thread. I give you the link to a special answer, but the whole one could be interesting, on which kind of information could appear on it. Anyway the thread creator, wake up some interesting observation i think.

cemoi71 ( 2015-02-11 19:18:57 +0200 )edit

I've just flight through this. still don't build my mind on it or really reacted. that's a lot of stuff to read and to think before having a concret idea... ;-)

cemoi71 ( 2015-02-11 19:21:56 +0200 )edit

If you actually want to make a poll in TJC you might want to read this first: https://together.jolla.com/question/16697/together-howto-polling-in-together/

foss4ever ( 2015-02-12 19:52:11 +0200 )edit

@jjaone tag was missed. for the suggestion limitation , i think that the subject limit this by itself. so much choice more than 6, won't be done (or i am too confident)...

cemoi71 ( 2015-02-12 22:01:03 +0200 )edit