What features are missing from iPhone OS 4.0? (MOCKUPS!)
I've taken the time to mockup the features that I think are sorely missed on the new iPhone OS 4.0 (at least missed at introduction).
So far I have done a series of images depicting a revamped push notification system, adhering to Apple's new multitasking and folder UI elements. I think it looks great, and Apple could probably implement this in one day if they actually used their own devices and realized how damn useful this would be.
First, you have the dormant notification bar on the home screen. Then, you tap, and it opens!
Here's what it would look like when a notification comes in-app (note the red button - close and delete notification, green button - ignore for now).
Revisions: llofte noticed that the solution blocks out the use of the fourth row of icons, I hadn't thought of that since I personally don't use that row.
In this revision, I move the location of the tray to the status bar:
I know there's other features I'm forgetting, let me know what else you'd like to see mock'd up!
Last edited by Jellotime91; 04-10-2010 at 09:25 PM.
- 04-10-2010, 08:26 PM #2
- 04-10-2010, 08:28 PM #3
- 04-10-2010, 08:42 PM #5
I think it could appear under the dock instead and push it up.. maybe I'll do an image like that as well. But I think either way it's going to displace something. Damn, that sucks.
Ooh, maybe it could show as a double-thick status bar. I just hate the time being covered up. I'll try some other stuff out and post more images.
- 04-10-2010, 09:30 PM #8
I don't know if they would do something like that, doesn't seem to fit anywhere. Steve would never let it fly. I wouldn't mind of they just made a notification app. Just make an icon and put badges on it, when I tap it brings up a list of all notifications in order and clicking on one launches the app it came from etc.
I donno, I could see Apple implementing something like this just because of the folders and the multitasking tray that they've just implemented, which behave exactly like this.
- 04-10-2010, 11:19 PM #10
- 04-11-2010, 02:13 AM #12
Why don't they just use the top panel to show main notifications.. I mean for major icons (mail, messages, phone) and maybe a (or several) 'user selected' icon(s) (like ping, facebook, etc) they should have the usual popup but also display an icon. I mean looking at my iPhone right now, they could EASILY fit 3 icons between the clock symbol and the actual time - so the majors should be covered. Perhaps have user selected to the left of the actual time then..
Just a thought.
- 04-11-2010, 10:30 AM #14
- 04-11-2010, 12:33 PM #16
I'd have to agree, that looks awesome. I really wish Apple would revamp the notification system.
That's the only thing that really bothers me that I didn't get in 4.0 - I don't know if maybe they haven't announced anything because it would out new hardware, but I'm not holding my breath.
If I had developing skills I'd make it myself.. @_@
- 04-11-2010, 02:21 PM #18
- 04-11-2010, 05:22 PM #20
I love the iPhone and I won't use a different phone, but I just wish the notification system wasn't so poor. Most of my complaints are wrapped around that. Just give me an LED or SOMETHING Apple. If they'd do that, I would at least see I have missed something. Hopefully in new hardware. I'm really hoping, like I said, some features were not announced or given to developers yet as it would out features of new hardware. I'm not quite sure how a new notification system would out new hardware, but I'll keep hoping.
And yeah that's why I sadly need my phone to be jailbroken, and will probably still need to come 4.0. Notifier and lock-screen info apps are a beautiful thing, however I wish Apple would get on the glanceable information train and realize it's NOT a bad thing!
Along with that theme, they desperately need live info on the weather and clock icons! They can do it for the calendar, why not the clock and weather? It's so stupid to have fake, static weather info on the icon.. If you won't give us widgets atleast give us some kind of live icons..
- 04-12-2010, 07:14 AM #22iMore Newbie
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Jellotime91 - you're idea's and mock ups are awesome. Very well done to you :-)
Only thing I would say is that, after the revision of the notification idea, the iPhone would become very ANDROID like, which I'd imagine Apple will try and avoid, even if we all want it.
Also, as you asked for idea's, how about a new lock screen.
Cover up our fancy new wallpapers with some useful info.
Thanks, I see where the comparison to Android comes in but because Apple has just introduced these behaviours into the OS I think it's one of those grey areas. Plus the status bar conditionals have been there since 1.0, it would just be a new function.
As for the lockscreen; I have lockinfo myself, and it's nice, but I don't know how much use I really have for it. I think actual widgets on the home screen are more interesting than lockscreen widgets.
- 04-13-2010, 11:25 AM #24