Privileged ICE contacts and medical information available on lockscreen [WORK IN PROGRESS]
Just me playing around a little with colors
Remeber that items on bar are pretty small so sign above (don't know how to call it) should have unique color, to be quick recognizable. How about red, blue or green?
Another helpful thing may be some kind of animation e.g. color, size pulsation, if it's possible (this is idea for now, basic from concept is button on lockscreen).
The Star of Life symbol is usually used in blue. I think that is a good reason to make it blue here, too. But on a black background, it would be good to have a white outline because that has maximal contrast with black.
So, this is my proposal.
@Moem Hmm, I think that we should use the letters instead of the snake and the staff because they refers to medical personal. I agree that we should use the default colors of the Star of Life.
@Rondarius I disagree, ICE is not international enough.
When I see ICE without context, the first thing I think of is the German fast train. Others may think of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The snake and the staff are indeed a well known symbol for anything medical, and the Star of Life is generally used with that symbol. If you leave it out, it seems incomplete to me. It becomes just a star.
The fact that the snake and staff are well known as a medical symbol is an argument for them in my eyes, not against. Most of the situations where people would be looking for the information that this indicator provides are after all of a medical nature. That it can also be used to give you your phone back if you lose it... well, I don't see that as a problem.
@Moem I like it but, my first impression that came to me, is that it looks a bit like a bluetooth indicator... Another blue color maybe?
@domubpkm It could be darker. Would that help?
When I see ICE without context, the first thing I think of is the German fast train.
How about a the combination of red(-cross/SOS), white star of life and esculape like this one?
Can't be confused with Bluetooth symbol and can be used in every country, regardless of religion symbolism.
@Moem no not darker, the greater contrast to the black background the better. There isn't much color in the indicator bar, just the green envelop, when you recieve a message. The more the icon stands out the better.
@3T_Ed I like that, but we'd need it in a style that's more consistent with current indicators.
Maybe like so?
Then again, it's really a lot more universally known in blue.
@Moem Just for color inspiration, i found it there :
**Carreful, it is said for this link in morph-browser that the certificate is not approved !) **
@domubpkm The thing is, if you make the blue lighter, the snake-and-staff symbol gets harder to see, because the contrast between the blue and the white goes down.
As for the contrast with the background, that is what the white edge is for. So maybe it should be a little bit thicker, like below.
All in all I'm going to stick with my proposal:
If you disagree, that is fine. Let's see your proposal.
@Moem I have been looking around a little and I don't know if there is a right or wrong way. I have seen icons with red cross white symbols/letters, blue cross white symbols/letters even an icon with white cross and black snake/staff, But it seems to me that the most common way is red cross with white snake/staff. I'm able to talk with some paramedics on monday and ask them if they have an idea of how the symbol could look like.
I'm able to talk with some paramedics on monday and ask them if they have an idea of how the symbol could look like.
That's great! In which country? I'm sure that makes a difference. Here in the Netherlands, there is a big blue Star of Life on every ambulance.
If i do a search for 'star of life', as a result I get a wall of blue.
If I search for the generic term 'emergency symbol', I get mostly red and mostly crosses, not stars. Of course, the red cross on white can't be used. And a white cross on red needs some indication that it's not the Swiss flag.
Sometimes the crosses are combined with snake and staff. But most of the snake-and-staff symbols I find are combined with a star, not a cross. And they're usually blue.
Anyway, I've said all I needed to say. I'm sure the maker of the app will be able to pick something good.
@Moem I live in Sweden and we have the same blue symbol on our ambulances. I check with the paramedics on monday then
Flohack last edited by
some words on that from the core team:
- Adding a colored icon like this to the indicator bar will break the style that we try to keep consistent for system-realated things. So this wont be acceptable at all for taking it into the main OS
- Even if we would accept it, its much too small. Somebody who does not know ,Ubuntu Touch and that is the majority of the ppl on the planet will never ever figure out that they can find ICE contacts and infos there.
- Why don´t you use the free space below the circle for that:
- Yes, that change involves hacking into Lomiri quite a bit, but it is not that complicated. And then add it to the system settings for configuration.
- In this position the icon can be colorful, and big enough so ppl recognize it.
- If you want to align design ideas with the core team, please ping @CiberSheep for that, he is always a friendly sheep
AppLee last edited by
I agree with Florian, that the best option is to modify the lock screen.
But as a workaround if it's faster to go with the dropdown menu, I suggest a simple white over black symbol.
Letters, snake and staff will be too small to identify, so a simple cross-of-life will work.
As the dropdown menu loads a full page, it's doable to add a bigger logo with clearly stated "In Case of Emergency".
I don't know if I stepped on someones toes here but I just sent an email to EMS and asked them if they where interested in making a new symbol for ICE on mobile phones.
I take a few minutes to answer you because I receive notification number: D
So I repeat my idea is to actually add a button to the lockscreen (it's doable but requires a little hack of it ...)
I will also change the icons, the main one will remain white for ergonomic reasons but it will be positioned first!
Unfortunately I haven't had the time to take a look since my publication, I have a lot of work at the moment sorry.
On the other hand if someone knows the python he can possibly contribute ...
Keneda last edited by
Yes, that change involves hacking into Lomiri quite a bit, but it is not that complicated. And then add it to the system settings for configuration.
The core team that asks for system hack