Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jun 2012 12:19 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces It's been one of my major pet peeves on both Android and iOS: the total and utter lack of consistency. Applications - whether first party or third party - all seem to live on islands, doing their own thing, making their own design choices regarding basic UI interactions, developing their own non-standard buttons and controls. Consistency died five years ago, and nobody seems to care but me.
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by ddc_ on Mon 18th Jun 2012 13:12 UTC
ddc_
Member since:
2006-12-05

I totally agree. In fact I often prefer to miss some functionality to installing another application that would look, feel and behave alien. The unholy mess of custom UI elements several times even forced me to uninstall the app right after first run.

In fact I was even considered building a custom GNOME-based firmwares for my phone and tablet, though I'm quite confident that I don't have enough time and knowledge to make it usable.

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RE: +1
by zima on Mon 18th Jun 2012 14:29 in reply to "+1"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

You might have better luck building on top of (or just using) other ~Gnome-based phone and tablet efforts...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPE
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SHR_(operating_system)
plus, the original Maemo lineage is ~Gnome-related.

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RE: +1
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 18th Jun 2012 17:45 in reply to "+1"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

-2 Form should follow function, not the other way around.

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