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  1. Gaichuke's Avatar
    I've been trying to illustrate how the next version of Facebook for Windows Phone might look, I have a feeling there's a new one coming soon and I felt like giving it a try myself too.

    Nothing much to explain here, Facebook is trying to converge their desktop and mobile UI closer to each other (similar to what Twitter's been doing) so I tried to take that in to account as much as I could while preparing these. I added quite a bit of my personal preferences though, like big typography for the first names (my own account is only for my real friends) and getting rid of that huge redundant Facebook text.

    I decided to choose Pivot control for rotating through different feeds and menu page as it made the most sense to me (Pivot is mostly used to filter data). User can customize the feed views (one to four pages) to their preferences. For example news feed, close friends, photos and games + menu page. No visual cues for the page titles because they were too distracting in my opinion.

    Anyway, here are some pics:


    forwpc_1.jpg xtforwpc_2.jpg

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    If you want to try it in your device (only 800x480 though), QR codes can be found below the pics.
    smallyz and WhippedKream like this.
    03-12-2013 08:10 AM
  2. Narse77's Avatar
    Looks nice! A Facebook update can not come soon enough IMO. I hate how it scrolls to the top after you back out of a post. It annoyed me so much I download the WebApp App just for Facebook. The app works much better than the official app.
    Bartdog likes this.
    03-12-2013 08:23 AM
  3. MrSean490's Avatar
    Looks nice! A Facebook update can not come soon enough IMO. I hate how it scrolls to the top after you back out of a post. It annoyed me so much I download the WebApp App just for Facebook. The app works much better than the official app.
    Is the webapp app just touch.facebook.com?
    03-12-2013 08:43 AM
  4. Narse77's Avatar
    Yes but it opens inside of the WebApp application full screen. I hate the address bar at the bottom of IE and it also makes a very nice tile for the apps.
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    03-12-2013 08:57 AM
  5. Narse77's Avatar
    Search for WebApps in the store. Fantastic application.
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    03-12-2013 08:58 AM
  6. WhippedKream's Avatar
    Hey my friend! I mentioned you in a thread post of mine :) Would be much appreciated if you answered there :D Thanks!
    03-12-2013 04:05 PM
  7. Samst22's Avatar
    I imagine when they unify it (if they ever do), they will have swipe to the right to bring up the new grey menu as in iOS, but it will be metro-ified. Then hopefully they'll use the panorama swiping to do the new news feed filters. So you can customise your screens that you swipe to the left to get news feed filters such as photos, top stories, etc. similar to what you described.
    Last edited by Samst22; 03-12-2013 at 08:29 PM.
    03-12-2013 08:18 PM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Moved to Windows Phone Apps forum.
    03-12-2013 08:27 PM
  9. afgzee's Avatar
    web apps facebook is good, but it has problems. Videos do not play, open a picture then select "view full size" doesn't work on 95% of pictures, there may be other problems but I have no come across them yet as been using the Microsoft version, also no notifications, this is by far the most important thing for me and Microsoft is just not pulling out their finger for some reason.
    03-13-2013 05:45 AM
  10. hoosiers7120's Avatar
    This is a pretty nice concept but i will like they are going to have a more metro feel to it yet try to bring the same experience you get on iOS or android. Will be interesting to see what they do.
    03-13-2013 07:27 AM
  11. sueha's Avatar
    The current app looks better imho. You made the preview Picture bigger than in the actual app - thats it actually. i wouldnt mind bigger Pictures but they would increase loading times, i guess. the current app looks fine - we just need Features. i wouldnt mind if they made one of those "three dots Buttons" at the top bar which would shrink the top bar to a Minimum size. thats what all those whiners complain about actually.
    03-13-2013 09:22 PM
  12. Narse77's Avatar
    web apps facebook is good, but it has problems. Videos do not play, open a picture then select "view full size" doesn't work on 95% of pictures, there may be other problems but I have no come across them yet as been using the Microsoft version, also no notifications, this is by far the most important thing for me and Microsoft is just not pulling out their finger for some reason.
    Right now I use them both. The WebApps version at least filters my news feed so I don't have to look at all the trash game requests that fill up my news feed in the native app.
    03-13-2013 10:18 PM
  13. Gaichuke's Avatar
    The current app looks better imho. You made the preview Picture bigger than in the actual app - thats it actually.
    Believe me, there's a whole lot of more than just that what I've done here.
    03-14-2013 01:17 AM
  14. PLenjoy's Avatar
    Try make it similar to this: Next facebook
    03-14-2013 04:19 AM
  15. Gaichuke's Avatar
    Try make it similar to this: Next facebook
    ...I did. That very thing (new Facebook news feed) was the sole source of inspiration for this concept.
    03-14-2013 06:42 AM
  16. sueha's Avatar
    Believe me, there's a whole lot of more than just that what I've done here.
    Yes, there is. Apart from making the Pictures bigger, you de-metrofied the UI, which is totally legit, but simply not in the sense of the UI.
    I don't want to take sth away from you, but I'm just saying that enlarging the Pictures had the greatest effect.

    Just take a look at my poor 2-minutes-sketch:

    fb_concept.jpg


    I know it's not a proper concept, but I just wanted to show how much enlarging the Pictures actually effects the UI. I dont know how much using larger pictures affects the traffic, but I would like them to be bigger, of course. BTW: In the third UI you can see my idea of shrinking the banner Image by pressing the upper three dots.

    What I want to say: The actual design of the current app is fine. They just could make the Pictures bigger like in the new FB UI, add some more Basic Features and that's it.
    03-14-2013 10:01 AM
  17. Gaichuke's Avatar
    you de-metrofied the UI
    Fair enough, but I would like to hear more about this argument of yours. What part exactly in this concept you think is de-metrofied?
    03-14-2013 10:24 AM
  18. sueha's Avatar
    Fair enough, but I would like to hear more about this argument of yours. What part exactly in this concept you think is de-metrofied?
    The way you used the fonts. Reupload the concept without using capital letters only for the names and let's see how it looks like.
    03-14-2013 10:54 AM
  19. Gaichuke's Avatar
    The way you used the fonts. Reupload the concept without using capital letters only for the names and let's see how it looks like.
    Why do you believe using capital letters in title text is somehow against Metro design principles? Because it is not.
    03-14-2013 01:42 PM
  20. sueha's Avatar
    Why do you believe using capital letters in title text is somehow against Metro design principles? Because it is not.
    Just because it is not against a principle doesn't mean that it ooks like what we are used to. I'm just telling you that using capital letters makes it look a bit more aggressive than what we see in all the other apps. Maybe it has more to do with taste than with principles. Still waiting for a reup with small letters though.
    03-14-2013 02:21 PM

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