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Revision as of 11:47, 30 May 2009


Contents

Description

Home Screen, a such important first impression of a mobile device.


Few New Ideas About the Mobile Home Screen

Making the Home Screen More Personal By Knowing the User

Cartoon-id-badge.jpg

Description: Most of the mobile phones has the same home screen how about if the mobile phone has the User Id or User Profile where he the details about the owner like.

1:Name

2:Driver License

4:Birthday

5:Photo

6:Job Description

7:Qualification

8:Native Language

9:What he likes

10:Favorite Food,Destination, Nightmare etc.


Example:

  • If the user is a business man more Business style Desk look could be given.One touch access to emails,messages,any notification,calender,appointment,weather etc.


SpbMobileShell15.png E71.jpg


  • If a student or college going more stylish ,music player short cuts,To do list,reminder,birthday,things which are important for a college student,whats happening around,connecting to social networks etc.


Home-screen5800.jpg


  • Home screen is decided by the mobile by judging user profile or the user to has the option to customize the Mobile Desktop as it is now.


Purpose: As mobile phone is not just a phone ,its who we are.

Number of Shortcut of application is Restricted on Home Screen

Description: Number of Shortcut of application is now restricted on the main screen.Addition of scroll option going to give the user to add more application on the main menu.


E71 edit.jpg Home-screen5800 edit.jpg

Purpose: Giving the user more freedom to add application.


Full view of Home Screen WallPaper

Description: User wants the wall paper which is set on the home screen is completely visible.Because of it Window XP has the option of hiding all the icons on the desktop.This feature is missing on mobile phone of hiding icons on the home screen.

Shortcut Menu bar could also be hidden.Thus the full view of Desktop is available.

Home-screen5800 edit.jpg 5800 3.jpg

Purpose: Wallpaper set by user is completely visible without any obstruction.


Concept of Wheel Desktop

Wheel desktop copy.jpg

Purpose:

1.This Will make it easy to access shortcuts.

2.We will be able to add as many shortcuts on our desktop.


Concept of Multiple Home Screen

Description: Concept of Multiple Home Screen could be introduced in Mobile.

Multiple Desk.jpg

Purpose: Giving the user more space for personalization.


Home Screen Widgets Layout Template for N97

N97 main.jpg

Names, layouts and style settings of widget templates

Name Layout Style settings
wideimage Content type wide image.png
box#wideimagewidget
{
width:100%;
height:100%;
background-color: "SKIN(268458534 9886)";
}
 
image#image_container
{
width:auto;
height:auto;
}
 
text
{
width:auto;
height:auto;
padding-left: 5px;
font-family: EAknLogicalFontSecondaryFont;
font-size: 3.5u;
color: "SKIN(268458534 13056 74)";
}
onerow Content type one row.png
box#onerowwidget
{
width:100%;
height:100%;
padding-left:2%;
background-color: "SKIN(268458534 9886)";
}
 
image#image_container
{
padding-top:5%;
height: 90%;
width: 20%;
_s60-aspect-ratio:preserve;
}
 
box#text_container
{
width:auto;
height:auto;
}
 
text
{
padding-left:5%;
width:auto;
height:auto;
font-line-space: 15;
text-align:left;
text-overflow-mode: wrap;
max-line-amount: 2;
font-family: EAknLogicalFontSecondaryFont;
font-size: 20px;
color:"SKIN(268458534 13056 19)";
}
threerows Content type three rows.png
box#threerowswidget
{
width:100%;
height:100%;
padding-left:2%;
background-color: "SKIN(268458534 9886)";
}
 
image#image_container
{
padding-top:5%;
height: 90%;
width: 20%;
_s60-aspect-ratio:preserve;
}
 
box#text_container
{
width:auto;
height:auto;
}
 
text.text_box
{
padding-left:5%;
width:auto;
height:auto;
font-family: EAknLogicalFontSecondaryFont;
font-size: 20px;
color:"SKIN(268458534 13056 19)";
}
threetextrows Content type three text rows.png
box#threetextrowswidget
{
width:100%;
height:100%;
padding-left:2%;
background-color: "SKIN(268458534 9886)";
}
 
box#text_container
{
width:auto;
height:auto;
}
 
text.text_box
{
padding-left:5%;
width:auto;
height:auto;
font-family: EAknLogicalFontSecondaryFont;
font-size: 20px;
color:"SKIN(268458534 13056 19)";
}

Home Screen Comparison

Nia.jpg

Features S60 small.jpeg Apple.jpeg Android-logo.gif
Customizable widget yes no yes(from SDK 1.5)
Network Signal yes yes yes
Custom Command Button on Home Screen(i.e Shortcut of Application) yes no
Notification(incoming sms,call) yes yes yes
Social Interactivity yes no

Key Points

  • Should be Cool.
  • One touch access to all important application.
  • More informative.
  • More customizable.
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