iOS 8 concept shows realistic merging of Control Center and multitasking
posted by Michael H. / Feb 23, 2014, 8:32 PM
The concept comes from designer Bill Labus who says that he finds "double-clicking the home button to be irritating" when trying to access the multitasking menu for iOS, so he has come up with an elegantly simple solution to fix that issue - he has merged the multitasking menu with the Control Center. This means that instead of double-tapping the home button, you simply swipe up from the bottom of the display to pull up a unified screen that holds both the Control Center on the bottom and your list of open apps on top.
It certainly seems like a faster option, and gesture controls are usually more user-friendly than buttons that work double (or triple) duty, like the iOS home button does now. As it stands, if you tap the home button, you get to your home screen; holding the home button brings up Siri (on compatible devices); and, double-tapping brings up the multitasking menu. Apple tends to prefer simplicity, so Labus' design makes more sense from that standpoint. We approve!
Posts: 13; Member since: May 06, 2010
That's not an original idea. BlackBerry 10 already does that.
posted on Feb 23, 2014, 8:46 PM 10
We can't tell since no one use blackberries.
posted on Feb 23, 2014, 8:57 PM 7
Posts: 50; Member since: Aug 07, 2012
maybe you can tell that Samsung already has round Icons and next thing you gonna say they stole it from iPhones http://cdn.gsmarena.com/vv/new
posted on Feb 23, 2014, 8:58 PM 3
Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011
That just sounds like a usability nightmare. I accidentally pull up the little menu on my iPad way too often when browsing the web. I can't imagine a design that actually pulls me out the app when that happens!
posted on Feb 23, 2014, 9:04 PM 0
Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013
picky picky. fine, you can keep using your windows xp tablet.
posted on Feb 23, 2014, 9:20 PM 0
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Michael, you're typically one of the more credible journalist and writers on this site. I didn't expect a trash piece about some fan's unrealistic concept idealistic show off of something that will never exist in the official product, from you.
posted on Feb 23, 2014, 9:32 PM 1
Posts: 123; Member since: Feb 10, 2014
I honestly want a iphone with a metro look but of course they copied so much from windows already. But still I like my ios apps in a metro look. Still love WP and nokia tho. Hard to choose when the new phones come out!
posted on Feb 23, 2014, 9:51 PM 0
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