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Posts made by cpb
RE: UI / UX discussion
Still pretty messy. I'd like to see only 4 gestures:
pull right = in app: application menu (replaces hamburger).
push left = in app: back (replaces back arrow).
push up = notifications. Opposite to everyone else, but its easier to access with thumb.
pull down = multitasking (grid - BB10/N9 style), then do left/right cycle between multitasking, apps & feed (N9 style).
With notifications you could have a BB10 style mini notification (icons + numbers) when partly transitioned. With this you can quickly 'peek' to see what kind of notification you have.
The main thing is to replace the hamburger and back-arrow as they are often too small and/or in a thumb-inaccessible corner of the screen - immensely frustrating when trying to use the device with one hand while carrying the shopping, or holding a rail on the train.
RE: Welcome to the UBports community! Introduce yourself here!
Greetings all. My name is Craig, technical artist by trade, n900/BB10 refugee. The nexus5 is in the mail & will be wailing on UBtouch shortly...
RE: most wanted core apps to run ubuntu as daily phone OS
Contact database with custom fields.
Email client (pop3 and imap).
Reliable offline maps.
File manager (incl. archiving, batch rename & encryption).
Browser with adblocking & rss/atom/xml feed detection (sends the url to the feed-reader app).
Feed reader: rss, xml, atom. loads full article text where possible, option to not load images, display themes.
Calendar with different views: day, week, month, year, agenda, timeline.
Clock with custom alarms, world-time and date calculator with timezone offset.
Calculator with programmer mode (calc with computer notation), unit converter.
Per-app security overrides, including (especially) internet access.
Text editor, works with any textfile regardless of extension.
Voice recorder, works when phone is locked.
Spreadsheet, with graphing, conditional formatting and xls compatibility.
Word-processor with pdf/doc/(clean)html export. Can easily place/resize embedded items. Can reference (rather than duplicate) content from other files, eg: spreadsheet.
Pdf editor (Xournal is probably good-enough).
Shell with all the usual goodies.
Python3 - roll your own solutions if all-else fails.
Image editor (Mypaint?).
Video editor: trim, crop, straighten, levels, watermark, text overlay.
Camera software with persistent settings/custom-presets for iso, shutter, flash, focus-mode, exposure, etc..
Picture gallery with basic editing (crop, resize, straighten, levels, temperature).
for the OS in general:
Inter-operability between contacts, phone, email calendar and maps (eg: save map-location to contact, load contact address in maps).
Copy/paste any visible text in core apps (including labels).
True Multitasking - need to be able to do other things while waiting for a slow operation.
Strict system theme (applied uniformly), can change color of every non-raster UI element, can use variables in the config files if no UI.
Dark theme (given the above).
RE: Compatibility or not as a development priority?
Android compatibility brings the Android users, who will publicly attack the OS for not letting them enjoy the full Google experience.
Nothing enrages people like unmet expectations, so best to manage it from the outset by simply making it incompatible.
As for a device not being useful without apps, its a matter of focus: what can I do with this device that’s a massive PITA with an Android? For me (I hope) its secure work: like real n900-superphone-level work.
RE: Support for what people actually want
@Flohack yep don't go Google... look what happened to BB10: they gave partial-Google & people complained they can't get full-Google... really bitched & complained loudly and publicly for a long time. Now they've gone full Google and BB10 is dead.
If you want Android, buy an Android, there's like hundreds to choose from.