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Is it necessary to have differences in ui between phone and tablet?

asked 2015-03-14 10:40:04 +0200

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updated 2015-03-14 14:14:52 +0200

When using a smartphone or a tablet there normally are differences in handling. For me it would make sense to take this into account.

A phone normally is used in portrait mode, held in one hand and often operated with the thumb of this hand. Tablets are mostly used in landscape mode, held in one hand and operated with the fingers of the other hand.

So the flow of gestures go in different directions. The new carousel function for example, which is shown on the tablet moving horizontally, might in my opinion better go vertical in the phone.

The question is: will it make sense (and be possible) to make a difference in some functions dependent of the device type? And which functions may be affected here?

Edit: changed question title to make it more clear.

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you might want to have a look here: i think this is a duplicate

dieerstegiraffe ( 2015-03-14 11:14:49 +0200 )edit

I read that question before but think it's something different. I didn't want just to say no to changes. My intention is, to discuss weather it makes basically sense or not to implement a functionality to have different behaviors on different device types. Without making two different SFOS species.

silmoc ( 2015-03-14 12:08:24 +0200 )edit

i get your point, but still it would be nice to have only one question for one topic and your question could just be an answer/ comment/ opinion on the other one. if you want to differentiate, you could rename yours pointing more directly to what your suggesting (or making it a [suggestion]), because otherwise the headline doesn't make clear what's the difference between the two and this makes it harder for others to vote and find the topic they search

dieerstegiraffe ( 2015-03-14 12:24:06 +0200 )edit

The only UI difference I caught between the phone and the tablet so far just by looking at videos is that there is no quick settings and quick access buttons on the event view on the phone.

Elioty ( 2015-03-14 12:33:20 +0200 )edit

@Elioty search for hyc tag and you will find more

NuklearFart ( 2015-03-14 12:45:18 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-03-14 12:44:05 +0200

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for me a central thing also is the ability to phone. even on android there are favourites on any home screen, the most important for me is the dialler. this should be taken into account. on portrait mode there is enough space

messaging also is central, so it is the notification center which i need to reach on any time. swipe up works anywhere also from lock screen. i understand that there are people who like the new way but the cutrent one is fast and consistent.

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