09-25-2014 12:06 PM
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  1. Trevor Wolfe's Avatar
    Hey guys made a concept to improve the action center in WP9 by adding a brightness adjuster as well as scrollable action toggles. Let me know what you think.

    action-center-concept.png

    and a quick vid showing the scrollable toggles:

    sorry for the shaky toggles lol not sure how to do animation.

    Also made a new music control concept.

    newmusic.png
    08-27-2014 02:51 AM
  2. BatteryLife's Avatar
    Those features are no doubt useful. Looks exactly like a Samesung ripoff though. That's EXACTLY what they did... not sure if its a good idea. And for those saying copying is okay, its okay only to some extent.

    People will look at WP and say, since the top-bar (not sure what they calls it) is the same as Samesung, might as well get a Samesung with "more apps".

    We don't want a Winsame Phone ;)
    08-27-2014 03:42 AM
  3. Trevor Wolfe's Avatar
    It looks way better than Samsung toggles and Samsung toggles dont scroll they open down.
    08-27-2014 03:47 AM
  4. BatteryLife's Avatar
    It looks way better than Samsung toggles and Samsung toggles dont scroll they open down.
    Uhh.. Idk which Samesung phone you are using, but on S Advance, S2, S3 and S4, they certainly do.
    08-27-2014 03:59 AM
  5. ams963's Avatar
    I just want more quick action icons. Four is not enough.
    08-27-2014 04:05 AM
  6. Trevor Wolfe's Avatar
    Well I'm sure Microsoft is working on it
    08-27-2014 04:08 AM
  7. gerzhwin's Avatar
    The toggles might come in handy, but a button for brightness profiles should be added.
    08-27-2014 04:25 AM
  8. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    These features are definitely useful and needed. I do expect MS to work a lot on the Action Center.
    08-27-2014 05:17 AM
  9. colinkiama's Avatar
    The toggles might come in handy, but a button for brightness profiles should be added.
    there is. You can change them in the settings.
    08-27-2014 05:24 AM
  10. gerzhwin's Avatar
    there is. You can change them in the settings.

    I know, but in a whole row for a brightness slider it would make perfect sense to integrate the corresponding quick setting. Otherwise this brightness section is not complete in my opinion.
    08-28-2014 12:47 AM
  11. smoledman's Avatar
    Definitely a brightness slider is a must. However while I had thought about scrollable quick-toggles, it could be a usability problem if you're always hunting around for them. iOS 7 has 5 quick toggles. The way they fit them in small width of screen is to use small glyphs in circles, no text. Somehow it works for them.
    08-28-2014 11:58 PM
  12. YanivC's Avatar
    Is that an endless scroll? That would be really difficult to navigate. What about the actions? Are the actions themselves interactive?
    08-29-2014 09:03 AM
  13. Trevor Wolfe's Avatar
    How I would implement it is that when you swipe over it transitions to the next four and snaps in place. The actions should be like Android. Single tap to toggle. Hold to enter settings page
    08-29-2014 11:57 AM
  14. Squachy's Avatar
    How I would implement it is that when you swipe over it transitions to the next four and snaps in place. The actions should be like Android. Single tap to toggle. Hold to enter settings page
    I think that may work. I've been thinking the same thing when it comes to how to improve or add more toggles without destroying and mucking up everything (which anyone and everyone seems to do when thinking about the UI and how they want it to function). They do need to continue working on the action toggles though with regards to settings and on/off functionality. Its currently fairly inconsistent. The wifi one is an easy toggle off, but when you want to turn it on it takes you to the wifi page...all I ever wanted to do is turn it on/off not go to the settings page.
    08-30-2014 02:11 PM
  15. Squachy's Avatar
    Those features are no doubt useful. Looks exactly like a Samesung ripoff though. That's EXACTLY what they did... not sure if its a good idea. And for those saying copying is okay, its okay only to some extent.

    People will look at WP and say, since the top-bar (not sure what they calls it) is the same as Samesung, might as well get a Samesung with "more apps".

    We don't want a Winsame Phone ;)
    what? It already looks like that...He just added a brightness slighter underneath the toggles. and a scrubber for the now playing bar. If it looks the same to you....it already looks the same then.
    08-30-2014 02:13 PM
  16. emperor_skull's Avatar
    Lovely wish MS will borrow this
    08-30-2014 02:14 PM
  17. Bong Yih's Avatar
    I don't think you need a toggle for the action centre since you'll only be using a few core ones.

    However, I do like the new music control concept and hope MS will implement it. Makes it easier to fast forward to a certain part of the song you like best. Not so sure about the screen brightness as I just set it to automatic and let my phone make the decision for me. If I don't, what's the purpose of having a smartphone that can't do things intelligently on its own?
    09-01-2014 06:33 AM
  18. colinkiama's Avatar
    Those features are no doubt useful. Looks exactly like a Samesung ripoff though. That's EXACTLY what they did... not sure if its a good idea. And for those saying copying is okay, its okay only to some extent.

    People will look at WP and say, since the top-bar (not sure what they calls it) is the same as Samesung, might as well get a Samesung with "more apps".

    We don't want a Winsame Phone ;)
    Whats wrong with copying? If we didn't copy, we wouldn't have cortana interests, action centre, shape writing and other great features that we got in 8.1. Think differently, we aren't copying, we are taking ideas from others and making them better ;)
    Bong Yih likes this.
    09-01-2014 06:40 AM
  19. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Whats wrong with copying? If we didn't copy, we wouldn't have cortana interests, action centre, shape writing and other great features that we got in 8.1. Think differently, we aren't copying, we are taking ideas from others and making them better ;)
    In the words of Einstein, "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources".
    09-02-2014 07:15 AM
  20. BatteryLife's Avatar
    This is in no way changing the Samsung's notification centre (action centre). Its a direct port. There's no extra feature whatsoever.

    If you are referring to WordFlow, ours is much more accurate, that's innovation. Cortana is a league on its own. Its like the best personal assistant out there. Sure, there are personal assistants before Cortana, but Cortana is much improved.

    I cannot say the same about action centre in WP8.1 however. Its mediocre. Tap Wi-Fi to go into Wi-Fi settings instead of turning it off? Seriously? The only thing that it wins over the competition is the ability to suspend in midair without opening the notification centre. Heck, there's not even a mobile data setting. If you think that our action centre is better than the competition, please let me know why. I would LOVE to know why.

    On-Topic however, this "concept" is a DIRECT PORT (aka RIP-OFF) from Samsung phones. If you have never used their phones, please at least use it once to understand why I said so. Scrollable to the right? Check. Brightness toggles? Check. Anddddd their action centre is much better. Hold to go into settings. Double finger to pull open entire list of toggles. Need I say more?

    Copying is a sensitive issue... As I mentioned earlier, there's a limit to how much we can take or adapt.

    This is too much.

    All these are just my opinion though, you're free to dismiss them. Sometimes we must admit that things we have just aren't thaaaat good, and not protect them till death do you part.

    “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
    ― George Bernard Shaw
    Brandon Tobias likes this.
    09-02-2014 08:18 AM
  21. bh626's Avatar
    I can't see why MS copied other OS notification centers. They should have had the center on the left of the main screen; eg: swipe left for notifications, swipe right for app list. Think about how nice the notification center could be on the left, lots of room and easy to return to start
    Bong Yih likes this.
    09-02-2014 11:18 AM
  22. The Lard's Avatar
    Also made a new music control concept.
    Scrubbing control on the music quick-access panel. Yes please.

    Is this suggestion on https://windowsphone.uservoice.com so I can vote it up?
    09-02-2014 11:50 AM
  23. gerzhwin's Avatar
    I can't see why MS copied other OS notification centers. They should have had the center on the left of the main screen; eg: swipe left for notifications, swipe right for app list. Think about how nice the notification center could be on the left, lots of room and easy to return to start
    But with the swipe to right, it would have only been accessible from the start screen.
    Brandon Tobias likes this.
    09-05-2014 06:21 AM
  24. Bong Yih's Avatar
    I totally agree with you. Makes one handed-usage easier too. It's a hassle to try to reach the top of a behemoth screen.
    09-06-2014 10:06 AM
  25. godse573's Avatar
    I'm not totally sure. On one hand, there arent many options when it comes to a notification center. You can have it come down from the top, and Android and IFans will complain. Make it come up from the bottom and IFans will think you have no creativity. In my mind, this was a positive move, and more or less the most needed implementation for windows phone. With new features in the works, one that i think will be the best is replying to texts in the notification center, which has been talked about for a long time, and obviously the carousel quick options, but not infinite. Other than that, i think action center is pretty much where it needs to be in my opinion.
    Brandon Tobias likes this.
    09-21-2014 07:17 PM
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