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  1. Kasey Pierce's Avatar
    After getting a Surface and getting used to Windows 8 touch gestures, it got me thinking how well it would work for mobile. Looking forward to Windows Phone 8.1, I think of how else it could be improved on, and what is in the future beyond 8.1. Turns out I'm not alone. Although I have seen concepts for Windows phone before, I've never seen any done more fluidly than this, and one that takes a lot of queues to how Windows 8 works with touch. With Windows phone and Windows RT soon to merge, I believe this to be the best idea yet, what say you?



    **Note** You might want to mute it, it's some pretty horrible music.
    Last edited by Kasey Pierce; 03-08-2014 at 04:04 PM.
    03-08-2014 02:49 PM
  2. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    I really like that concept one of the best I have seen in a while.
    filfat likes this.
    03-08-2014 04:29 PM
  3. nothanks91's Avatar
    seems faster!!!
    03-09-2014 02:48 PM
  4. KllR007's Avatar
    Geat !!! I really hope one time WP will look like this one concept ! Please MS give people what people want !!!
    03-09-2014 04:49 PM
  5. Andr3sfc's Avatar


    This concept always blew my mind. Right, things like the hologram projection are fantasy, but there are feasible features, like the emotion theme and the tile grouping.
    03-09-2014 05:07 PM
  6. meddyrainzo's Avatar


    This concept always blew my mind. Right, things like the hologram projection are fantasy, but there are feasible features, like the emotion theme and the tile grouping.
    Scratch out the holographic bit(doesn't seem possible at this time plus the battery drain would be ridiculous)...scratch out the holographic bit and MS would take my money!
    03-09-2014 05:19 PM
  7. poiman's Avatar


    This concept always blew my mind. Right, things like the hologram projection are fantasy, but there are feasible features, like the emotion theme and the tile grouping.
    I like how the app list works on that concept.
    03-09-2014 05:25 PM
  8. Kasey Pierce's Avatar


    This concept always blew my mind. Right, things like the hologram projection are fantasy, but there are feasible features, like the emotion theme and the tile grouping.

    This was the first concept I ever saw, and the notification bar (swiping to the left) was something i thought should have been implemented in 8.1. I, Like a lot, think a drop down bar similar to Android or IOS is silly for notification, considering Microsoft's big advertising on Live Tiles. For everything else though it makes sense to have a menu off to the left.
    03-09-2014 09:18 PM
  9. Andr3sfc's Avatar
    This was the first concept I ever saw, and the notification bar (swiping to the left) was something i thought should have been implemented in 8.1. I, Like a lot, think a drop down bar similar to Android or IOS is silly for notification, considering Microsoft's big advertising on Live Tiles. For everything else though it makes sense to have a menu off to the left.
    The thing is that you can't access the notification center from everywhere with a "swipe to left" system. And the notifications would appear where? In a bar covering the left side of the screen?

    Doing it "top-down" is simply more effective and intuitive. It doesn't matter if other OSs have this same approach. You can't be different just for the sake of being different. :)
    03-09-2014 11:08 PM
  10. Sensonic's Avatar
    Best Windows Phone concept??? The one with the physical QWERTY keyboard of course :)
    03-10-2014 12:11 AM
  11. Flagz's Avatar


    This concept always blew my mind. Right, things like the hologram projection are fantasy, but there are feasible features, like the emotion theme and the tile grouping.
    just seeing that beautiful full screen call screen and super active tiles makes me realize the little things MS can do to make WP more appealing. The call screen right now is so awful looking compared to other OS, and its little stuff like that.
    03-10-2014 12:39 AM
  12. anony_mouse's Avatar
    Doing it "top-down" is simply more effective and intuitive. It doesn't matter if other OSs have this same approach. You can't be different just for the sake of being different. :)
    I agree.
    Mobile phones have had notifications at the top of the screen since they first appeared. It's simple and effective and I haven't seen anything better. I find it very strange that only Android does this properly for smart phones. iOS just wastes the space which could be used for notification icons, e.g. unread SMS, e-mail, etc.
    03-10-2014 05:53 AM
  13. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    The thing is that you can't access the notification center from everywhere with a "swipe to left" system. And the notifications would appear where? In a bar covering the left side of the screen?

    Doing it "top-down" is simply more effective and intuitive. It doesn't matter if other OSs have this same approach. You can't be different just for the sake of being different. :)
    You can still have the same thing from the left. A normal swipe from left won't open notifications, it will do what normal app or game gesture is. However, a big swipe from end to end left to right, will open the menu.

    Swipe from any direction is a swipe. It doesn't matter - if it works from top, it can have exactly same mechanics and some to work from left. That notification screen from left is more informative and it is different - not just another Android follow up. When WP is doing everything different, it should be bold enough to risk a little more and be more different. We are humans, we aren't that limited in learning new things like 'Oh my new phone opens notifications from the left instead of top'
    BIGPADDY likes this.
    03-10-2014 06:06 AM
  14. Francisc Cristian's Avatar
    the transitions also are very nice in that concept, something that Microsoft can easly make it happen
    03-10-2014 07:41 AM
  15. Kasey Pierce's Avatar
    You beat me to it. Thats exactly what I was going to say. I honestly think app switching from the left would be the best feature, it works so well in Windows 8. IT becomes second nature to know what each corner of the screen does.
    03-10-2014 03:03 PM
  16. Andr3sfc's Avatar
    Swipe from any direction is a swipe. It doesn't matter - if it works from top, it can have exactly same mechanics and some to work from left. That notification screen from left is more informative and it is different - not just another Android follow up. When WP is doing everything different, it should be bold enough to risk a little more and be more different. We are humans, we aren't that limited in learning new things like 'Oh my new phone opens notifications from the left instead of top'
    It's just not wise. It isn't a matter of learning something new. It's a matter of practicality. If you already have a bar at the top of the screen that shows information like hour and battery 'percentage', it's just make sense that 1) notifications appear there too, and 2) swiping top-down shows the 'action center'.

    Your left-to-right idea imply one of two things: 1) there would be a vertical bar at the left of the screen, or 2) even with the notifications appearing at the top bar, it would be required a left-to-right swipe to open the 'action center'. No matter which one you choose, it's counter-intuitive.
    03-11-2014 02:01 PM

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