- 11-15-2011, 03:57 PM #1
So I was thinking again and I was imagining a WP7 that allows for the homescreen to viewed in landscape mode. So then I though "how could Microsoft make eye candy out of it?" and I envisioned this:
OK so you hav eyour homescreen right side up (portrait) right? Try to follow with me here. So basically the metro UI resembles a stack of blocks. SO how cool would if when you turned the device the blocked come quickley tumbling down to rearrange the homescreen? From there the user can swip right to left or maybe up and down to see the rest of the tiles.
Am I a dork?
- 11-15-2011, 04:18 PM #2
It could work. I would have the tiles just rotate in their place. So you would have a stack of 2 tiles 4 wide. I guess the app list could be a swipe up on the landscape device still. Would cause a problem with the top menu bar maybe though.
- 11-15-2011, 04:39 PM #4
That's always been the way I've envisioned it working myself. The tiles rotate in groups of four (two tiles by two tiles) when you rotate the phone and you swipe right to see the other pinned tiles and probably the top/bottom to get to the apps. I think it would look great and I wouldn't think it'd be THAT hard. Of course, my level of programming ends with creating a few macros in Excel! ;)
- 11-15-2011, 09:08 PM #7
It could rotate too.
The Messaging and e-mail application rotate the top and bottom menu icon, and make the bar a bit thicker to accomodate the size.
Better than trying to keep the icon at top in my opinion. The rotation is subtle and fluid.
I imagine animating the icons moving from the side to top would felt jumpy.
- 11-15-2011, 09:40 PM #8
Well just like when you text in landscape, the signal and battery are displayed vertically on the left side (I think it's the left.). If that's off to the side I would imagine that the app list can really be pulled from any other direction. You can keep it uniform and still have the app list on right scroll down the home screen. A little consistency ya know
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11-19-2011, 04:30 PM #9
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Well just take a look at Phone 8 (app), all Microsoft has to do is copy that (of course with out all the customizing junk). Its made so that landscape mode holds four icons in one row. You also slide up and down to scroll across the homescreen.