Stack cover as the 9th home screen cover [off-topic]

asked 2015-05-06 16:50:56 +0300

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updated 2016-08-16 15:07:59 +0300

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Jolla's home screen shows 4 or 9 app covers, even that the multitasking enables have tens of apps on the background. We used to have 1 combined cover for all the Android apps before these were also separated to their own snapshot covers.

Now I'd like to suggest that when 10th app is backgrounded, it would drop to the same cover as the 9th, and tapping on the last cover would open a list of all these apps running on the background, not having room on the home screen. The visuals of the last cover could also be changed, e.g. showing stacking in the frame, or showing the number of apps behind that. Or, there could be cover actions, enabling browsing through the rest of the apps right in the cover, and a tap would open the one currently shown. Lot of options there.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "question is off-topic or not relevant" by simo
close date 2015-05-06 21:43:01.758280



You'll be a lot faster by just going to launcher and tap its icon than scrolling or gesturing through a list of apps that way.

chemist ( 2015-05-06 17:23:06 +0300 )edit

The amount of needed gestures to reach any later app remains about the same, but depends on how this would be impllemented.

  • If you have the app in a separate folder on launcher: flick(anywhere),tap(icon),tap(icon)
  • if you have the app as 11th on active stack cover: flick(cover),flick(cover), tap(cover)
  • if the stack cover opens a list of backround apps: tap(cover), tap(list item)

In general, I don't think the speed is an issue on this (well, shouldn't get any slower than currently, of course). More likely this is one possibility to bring us a better multitasking experience. Maybe more intuitive than visiting the launcher too, at the same time providing a way to see all the apps currently on the background

simo ( 2015-05-06 18:53:38 +0300 )edit

Hasn't this already been "solved" in Sailfish 2.0? Double tap to wake, edge-swipe to go to the home screen, then scroll down and up to view an unlimited number of covers.

drcouzelis ( 2015-05-06 20:13:39 +0300 )edit

@drcouzelis link? If so, and working on the phone too, I'll close this as not relevant :) Sounds cool!

simo ( 2015-05-06 20:24:57 +0300 )edit

@simo I don't have a link neither right now but I read/saw the same thing as @drcouzelis. And it will come to the phone too as it's a primary behaviour of the new UI/SFOS2.

Elioty ( 2015-05-06 21:33:05 +0300 )edit