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  1. Zulfigar's Avatar
    I have to agree with Trevor. All of you are making a fuss for a perfectely good function that although not very significant, would allow more continuity in the Microsoft ecosystem.
    Because it's not a game changing addition, and I'd prefer to have Microsoft work on other additions than this. Sorry, sir.
    azcruz likes this.
    09-27-2014 01:45 PM
  2. LTTG's Avatar
    That would be a really nice addition!
    Trevor Wolfe likes this.
    09-27-2014 01:47 PM
  3. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    Since the 8.1 requirements did away with the key requirement, its since vanished from some models. Namely the HTC One (M8) for Windows, which never had one anyway, the lower cost Lumia 530, 63x, and 73x and the Samsung ATIV SE
    Thanks !! As I said I am no expert. I did not know that many models were with out a Camera button.
    xandros9 likes this.
    09-27-2014 01:47 PM
  4. Trevor Wolfe's Avatar
    Swiping up would be copying iPhones and you know have Apple like to sue.... Swiping left cannot be done because that's for kids corner. Swiping right would confuse a lot of iPhone converts since because that's the direction they swipe to unlock. Swiping down the show the action centre and tapping the camera icon is intuitive enough and consistent enough with windows 8. I don't understand this complaint because on both platforms you swipe up to unlock and swipe down to access the camera(in some sort) isn't the lock screen consistent enough?
    Nobody suggested swiping any other way than down. Which is how it works in windows 8 and is very fast and fluid. Much better than having to hit a toggle and I doubt it would be very difficult for Microsoft to implement the code into windows phone.
    09-27-2014 02:05 PM
  5. Trevor Wolfe's Avatar
    And remember guys if you like the idea vote for it http://windowsphone.uservoice.com/fo...-launch-camera
    09-27-2014 02:06 PM
  6. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Nobody suggested swiping any other way than down. Which is how it works in windows 8 and is very fast and fluid. Much better than having to hit a toggle and I doubt it would be very difficult for Microsoft to implement the code into windows phone.
    Yes, but what if I want to go into the notification center and then I activate the camera - then I'd have to go back (either after checking or before).

    That's why I'm saying, why. Why make it the same action as something that's already there. Why not do something different.

    Like what? Well, why not place 4-5 customizable buttons on the bottom of the home screen to launch any app we wish to.

    That way, if people would like a camera button on the lock screen, then it'll be faster than swiping anything down, it's just a simple press of a button; and you have 3-4 more buttons to customize (WPCentral anyone? ;) ).

    Boom. As an added bonus, it's different too, and the space of being wasted anyways (we can move the notifications upward).
    09-27-2014 03:09 PM
  7. Trevor Wolfe's Avatar
    Swiping is fluid. Button pressing is not. And you dont have to look at a variety of buttons to figure out which one to press. You simply swipe down and it goes into camera like when you swipe up and the lock comes up. Also swiping down from middle the screen is different then swiping down from the top edge of the screen which brings down notification center. When they add notification center to windows 9 I expect surface tablets to work exactly this way.
    09-27-2014 03:36 PM
  8. Aresjr21's Avatar
    Perhaps if they give the option of swipe down to launch the camera how you have the option for double tap to wake the device. Or possibly with orientation, if you hold the phone in landscape mode and swipe down (or right to left if holding the phone vertically) it can launch the camera. Something like that could be possible.
    09-27-2014 06:25 PM
  9. Trevor Wolfe's Avatar
    Yeah right to left wouldn't be bad. I just think its more natural to swipe down and it provides continuity between windows phone and windows 8.
    09-27-2014 07:01 PM
  10. colinkiama's Avatar
    Yeah right to left wouldn't be bad. I just think its more natural to swipe down and it provides continuity between windows phone and windows 8.
    have you thought about the people who want to view their notifications on the lock screen. And this would be a nice solution btw:
    Aresjr21 likes this.
    09-27-2014 07:30 PM
  11. Aresjr21's Avatar
    It would be as long as you are taking the photo in landscape mode. As long as the phone is held horizontally the swipe down for camera should launch and keep it natural. Also less screen real estate to swipe down when horizontal than reaching to swipe down when held vertically. Easy compromise for larger phablets, and smaller phones.
    09-27-2014 07:36 PM
  12. Trevor Wolfe's Avatar
    @colin if you want not see notifications pull down notification center?

    @Aresjr yeah that's true I just feel no matter which way I'm holding the phone it feels better on my finger to swipe down and its not like you have to swipe the whole screen. A short swipe usually works.
    09-27-2014 07:49 PM
  13. Aresjr21's Avatar
    True, but you would have to have a specific spot on the screen to swipe for notification and the camera. I don't think that would turn out good really. I feel as though that would be harder to implement with have the screen dedicated to launching a camera. It seems like an odd place to launch a camera. I would assume swiping an edge since you already swipe edges to launch the lock pad, notification center, etc. To throw in a middle swipe just doesn't mesh with the other application launchers.
    09-27-2014 07:56 PM
  14. Trevor Wolfe's Avatar
    You can swipe up anywhere on the screen to open lock. Swiping down for camera would essentially be the same as lock since for notification center you have to swipe down from edge of screen.
    09-27-2014 09:01 PM
  15. colinkiama's Avatar
    You can swipe up anywhere on the screen to open lock. Swiping down for camera would essentially be the same as lock since for notification center you have to swipe down from edge of screen.
    the average customer is going to be very confused lol.but yeah I like the idea of swiping down but I heard they are bringing the action centre to windows 9 soo, you might as well just leave it how it is in the action centre since its the same everywhere in the OS and accessed everywhere in the OS unlinke the camera gesture in windows 8.
    09-28-2014 04:18 AM
  16. Trevor Wolfe's Avatar
    Action center to me is meant more for toggles and I wouldnt waste a toggle for camera. Its really not that confusing, Apple uses a swipe up on their lock screen for camera, but they also have a swipe up from bottom edge to unveil toggles. And settings
    09-28-2014 01:23 PM
  17. Trevor Wolfe's Avatar
    Also the point of having the camera available from the lock screen is to allow you to access it as fast as possible so you don't miss a shot. Sure if you have a hardware camera button that may be faster and hopefully it gets a little faster with denim, but for those that don't waking up phone and doing a simple swipe is the fastest way to get into the camera. Having to swipe down and then press a toggle takes longer and could cause you to miss the special shot.
    09-28-2014 01:26 PM
  18. Trevor Wolfe's Avatar
    09-29-2014 02:21 PM
  19. Trevor Wolfe's Avatar
    10-03-2014 01:42 AM
  20. koreatownexile's Avatar
    People are missing the point. It isn't a swipe and then a press: it's a button to unlock (or double-tap, which on my 925 works about 1 time in 5), then a pull down, THEN a press. That's not trivial. A way to get to the camera immediately is key.
    It's great that there's a hardware key on my 925, but the camera loads so PAINFULLY slow that it doesn't matter anyway.
    I just tested a 640XL and the camera was really fast (like Android - iPhone fast) but there's no hardware button. So there's two motions to unlock and a button to press and the bear that was eating the cat has now disappeared into the woods))
    07-06-2015 01:24 PM
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