Well, maybe his app's relative to some things that only woman has to manage every month...
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As a non-designer I have noticed that the apps and Open Store are rather inconsistent. I'm well aware that there are UT design rules to follow, nevertheless when searching apps in the Open Store I cannot ignore the diversity of app icon designs.
As a newcomer I can understand the freedom designers are given on the UT platform and that's great, yet I would have expected to find a more uniform design.
In this thread I would like to encourage users to put forward their suggestions for improvements, a meeting place where users and designers/devs can discuss design wishes in general, not aimed at specific apps, nor should it become a place for designers to promote their own apps.
I'll start with my own suggestions below, hopefully we'll get to the point where we can all benefit from the positive critical opinions and suggestion.
To those lurking at UT the Open Store seems rather inconsistent. Same goes for non-English headers (noticed quite a few Cyrillic and Spanish ones). Nothing wrong with national oriented apps but a decent English header (with native language description) adds to a better search experience imho.
Another suggestion is to add/assign a simple and unique identifier within the app icon design that might contribute to a higher download rate and could make (potential) users feel more confident about downloading their basic apps knowing they have been marked as 'safe to use'.
The unique identifier (thinking a quality marking) could be consistent element/background color/marking to each app that is AppArmor confined. In addition a selection option in the drop down menu in the Open Store could be added in order to sort by App Armor confined apps. That way it should be easier for newcomers to identify 'trustworthy' apps, do a quick search on confined apps to install and go from there.
This could make users more comfortable to install the AppArmor confined apps and encourage devs to make apps in accordance with the AppArmor rules/restricted permissions. When users feel more comfortable having used AppArmor confined apps and being more familiair with terminal commands then the threshold for adding unconfined apps or using Libertine based applications will be much lower.
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Like your idea.
What if we could set up a marketplace on this forum (thinking a separate submenu) like a bulletin board including a crowdfunding feature. Others might be interested in that specific app to be developed and may want to contribute to have it made on shorter notice or special request features.
Not sure if this would be against the UBports regulations but I can definitely see added value in bringing together demand (very defined functions) and developers to earn a predefined sum of money. Win-win.
Will there be details available?
This information will make it easier for buyers to order with confidence and should reduce the number of returns.
New users get some default apps when installing Ubuntu Touch, which is great and will give them the feeling they'll start of fresh and secure with AppArmor confined apps.
The default camera app (qtubuntu-camera) however does not work as it's supposed to. One has to figure out how to get an other app working like GStreamer-droid and be 'forced' to use terminal from the start. A camera app is generally considered to be 'a must have' for the majority. When considering a switch from mainstream OS's, a fawlty default camera app is a letdown, a presumed sign on the wall and an easy reason for new users to turn away from UT.
I'm not a developer, so please forgive my ignorance when underestimating the complexity, but it feels to me the qtubuntu camera app deserves some priority and be fully functional soon-ish especially now UT is expanding rapidly.
Can we have an update on that please, with timeframe preferably?
@totalsonic fully understand the reasoning behind it and I hope the rugged version will do very well.
Nevertheless, I agree with @domubpkm a perfect 5" Volla would be a brilliant addition to the line-up and could be a widely adopted device if it'd be ported.
Brilliant!! Very happy you made the first ICE app in the Open Store. A great addition to the top bar, thank you so much! Looking forward to further improvements. Thanks to fellow members as well who kept this thread going to this point and hopefully will keep contributing.
On my OPO 3T the heart is showing as a heart (next to 'notifications', in the app store @syper mentioned changes to the icon on the to-do list). When pulling the top menu down on the heart the heart changes to 'heart + ICE'. The odd thing here is that when pulling the menu is pulled down the heart is relocated to another position (in my case 4th from the left), no idea why. Would love to be able to assign the shortcut icon positions myself.
As for the Aesculapius, that would be a good icon for the 'Medical information' field (currently being a magnifying glass).
I would very much like to second that thought, not just for UT homepage but a uniform type/template (in different languages - happy to help for my native language) that can (and should) be used as a template for customized launchers like @syper Launcher Modular as well for people who do not use standard UT homescreen. Hopefully, like with other OS's this will be picked up so that one day this feature might safe a life of someone from this community.
What's the plan re revising the login screen? Will it be an alternative to the current default Lomiri Circle or will it be a replacement for it in a next OTA release?
Great to see the OnePlus 5/5T being at this stage!
Would it be a much better choice and worth the extra money coming from OnePlus 3/3T and if so, apart from the harware design/specs, what would be the best arguments to switch to OnePlus 5/5T?