- CrackBerry Addict
11-18-12, 08:58 AM #2
- 590 Posts
Nice idea for switching apps, but I'm pretty sure the full swipe up is how you put an active app into the Active Frames "dock", you can then close it.
If the full swipe up was to close the app, then how would you put it back into the Active Frames Dock?
My point being, if it's a distance thing (how far up you swipe the active app will either close or dock the active app), then there is a whole load of people who are going to misjudge the distance and close a whole load of apps they simply want to reduce to the Active Frames Dock. Or reduce to the Active Frames Dock when they want to close the app.
Kevin demonstrates Flow. It appears that the apps follow your fingers. So if you swipe up to glance at your notifications, you need to keep your finger/thumb on the screen for the time it takes you to go through them, at this point if you lift your finger off the screen you will be taken to the Active Frames Home Screen, but if you want to return to your app you have to slide your finger back down to let the app maximize, or if you want to go to the HUB, you start moving your finger to the right to begin revealing the HUB.
So as far as i can see it seems that to minimize an app into an Active Frame you must Swipe Up, and then Lift your finger off the screen. Its like Flicking an app into an Active Frame.
As for closing the app in a single upward swipe, maybe when the finger reaches 3/4ths of the way up, a trash can can appear at the top as a visual cue so the user can guide the app into the bin in order to close it.
Last edited by Qaxl; 11-18-12 at 09:38 AM. Reason: Added link to video
- CrackBerry Abuser
11-18-12, 11:01 PM #4
- 138 Posts
I personally love this idea. It would give you, the user, much more power just with your thumb. Think how sweet it would be to show someone, "look what I can do with my thumb, I can check my email real quick, back to my app, then over into my other app I was just using (this is where I wish they would go with a UI more like the Playbook), and then I will close this app, all without having to lift my thumb up!" Hard to say what other gestures they have coming for us though.Apple and Google, be afraid, very afraid of QNX.
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- CrackBerry Genius
12-16-12, 08:02 AM #7
- 3,640 Posts
I think the swipe up having two functions is just asking for trouble from a ux point of view, there is just too much chance of inconsistency and causing confusion. Probably the best place to add a swipe up to close would be on those active tiles themselves.
The app switching peak would be good though and fits well with the idea of not going in and out of apps which is basically what you do when you go back to the active tiles page to switch apps.
Ofcourse the Swipe up gesture on the active frames cannot be implemented because of the fact that active frames are on a screen from where the user can scroll either horizontally or vertically, so any new gestures on that screen would be out of question.
Besides its not just about adding a gesture to do something, I feel it is important to be able to close an app in one single step without having to go through the homescreen first making it an unnecessary 2-step process.
- 12-17-12, 02:27 PM #10
I understand what you're saying, but I still feel like the gestures are too similar. Maybe if you swipe up then swipe/flick to like the left upper corner in a diagonal motion and have the little garbage icon appear in the corner would work. But I do like your idea of swiping up and the left at a right angle.
I hope you can still flick an app up when minimized to close., sometimes flicking/swiping is just quicker than tapping.
Just my thoughts
Edit - I believe we have yet to see all the gestures, because we have not seen every app and process. Time will tell.
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Apple now has a similar card style Multitasking in iOS 7
When will BlackBerry put this in BB10 ?? still waiting ....
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