Right now, scopes is nothing but glorified Google Now cards. They collect information. But if you have to view it, you need to open an app or browser. There is a feature called instant view in telegram that actually does this, only, its better.
I'll state right now that i am NOT a developer. So i do not know if my ideas are even feasible. This is just my 2 cents on the issue
It would be better if we managed the following for scopes:
- Separate category for scopes in the openstore for installation(obvious)
- A separate homescreen for scopes with a search function apart from the default app screen. This could also eliminate the desire to pin every scope we need and create a zillion home screens. Perhaps by making a scope drawer when the bottom edge is invoked on the home screen. In 16.04, this can be made part of the dash as a separate lens(if that functionality is still used)
- Scopes to be made actionable. I.e., incorporate basic functionality or THE MOST USED and REPETITIVE features of an app. We could also ask app developers to make scopes for the time being that could one day evolve into apps while still retaining the basic functions in a scope... maybe adding a function or two extra ;). The advantage being that these can be used when the phone is docked to a larger screen without causing massive overheating like legacy applications will do(been there and done that with the canonical builds). Obviously to do so, we may need an sdk like tool. Since i do not code, i dont know if this is possible with the present ubunntu sdk. If it is, this would be cool. Also, i would say, replace webapps with this solution if it can be done.
- A visual overhaul of the current scope system. I cant think of an ideal solution to this, so i'll just leave it here