New video interview with Jolla’s CEO Marc Dillon and CIO Stefano Mosconivia via kicknetwork.
UI presentation was a bit disappointing, in that they didn’t get much deeper into it than what we already saw.
I was hoping the presentation would answer a lot of my questions, but they just had a little more time to show the same features again.
Questions i have:
What happens on the home screen when there are more than 4 applications open? Up to now it seems there is only room for 4 covers on there, i sure hope multitasking isn’t limited to 4 apps.
What about closing applications? They’ve not once showed us closing an app, and on the home-screen long-pressing doesn’t seem to bring up an ‘X’, so are we to assume closing apps will happen by swiping them down (or up)? Or do they have something else up their sleeve?
What about landscape mode? This is a given when considering a qwerty slider (such as the device they are demoing it on… and quite frankly the kind of device that would be an insta-buy for me) but as far as i can tell from what they have shown us, the ui seems focused on portrait mode, seeing that screen height in landscape might be an issue with all the pulley menu’s (or is there maybe a clever solution for this).
What about on-screen keyboards? How do they look in the ui, in conjunction with the pulley menu’s etc.
Widgets? Didn’t immediately see any place for them, sure hope they’ll be supported!
Seeing as they made their case for single handed use, what about zooming? Sure pinch-to-zoom is lovely… when you can use both hands (holding device and pinching with the same hand proves difficult). I’d love to see the swirl-to-zoom (cfr n900) be reintroduced!
Maybe not ui related, but what’s with the android logo in the ‘Presenting Jolla’ video? I assume this is an official video seeing it is also featured on their website.
Many good points mentionned. You can add notifications/events flows, emails; Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Linkedin.. integration, look screen notifications…
“Maybe not ui related, but what’s with the android logo in the ‘Presenting Jolla’ video? I assume this is an official video seeing it is also featured on their website.”
I think that’s Myriad’s Alien, used to run android apps over the sailfish OS. I could be wrong, correct me if I am.
For Jolla to pull this one off they’re going to have to come with something different. Intuitive gestures that shouldn’t take too long to get used to is one at the top of my list personally.
To the Jolla and Sailfish team I say:
Try not to think outside the box, think as though it never existed.
“What about on-screen keyboards? How do they look in the ui, in conjunction with the pulley menu’s etc.”
The only time I saw the keyboard being used in presentation: http://bergie.iki.fi/files/slush12_jolla_vkbd.jpg (Beautiful! Useful?)
You sound like you have lots of questions, that’s what this thread is for ;)
OP is somewhat outdated, but you get the main idea reading it & skimming through subsequent pages.
The community’s been formulating a heaps of questions/concerns/criticisms/ideas for some time now, soon those two docs will be reformatted & presented as one formal doc for Sailfish/Jolla to digest.
We may break-it-down into smaller formal docs, & send them every mth or so, as they already have LOTS on their plate, so 1 big doc may be too much at once!
Found the answer to the android logo question in their faq, sort of.
So the rumor that it’ll run android apps is pretty much confirmed right there.
Though i think it’ll be openmobile’s ACL, not myriad’s alien dalvik but obviously i don’t know so don’t take my word for it.
The question on on-screen keyboards was more about the way the pulleymenu’s will work with the keyboard in view (i also saw them on the bottom if i’m not mistaking…) then how the keyboard will look, but thanks for the picture, i missed that bit.
Myriad is a confirmed partner with Jolla so it’s more likely alien dalvik FYI. Android app support in Sailfish is less of a rumour now and more of a given BTW.
With regards other criticisms, I think it is important to bear in mind that Jolla were showcasing a vision of Sailfish with what they have accomplished to date. That is to say that there were definitely holes or areas which were not touched upon or were unfinished, but the event/videos give us a strong idea of what the bare bones Sailfish OS is all about and the idealogy. In the coming months of course the finer details will be polished up and finished and we should start to at least see more what the finished product will look like – in the meantime, and from a first impressions, I like what I see. The other exciting angle to look at it is we could have more say as a community in terms of how the OS shapes up…. I know Jolla are open for community feedback, so if you feel like there is something important you need to say making these constructive comments is the first step. ;-)