Bear with my drawings, quick iterations of what it may look like... as old as i am... my ability to draw will always remain terrible!
Changes to main screen:
1) Addition of static quick launch bar
-quickly access most used “apps”
-go to main part of app (ex: phone would open up dialer pad, not history)
2) Remove right arrow, add left and right animation
-use full screen “real-estate”
-scrolling, or finger pressure reveals left and right arrows
-shrinks boxes slightly when finger pressure adding room to show arrows. Shrinking tiles also allows for quicker access to desired tile
-when scrolling, boxes near top or bottom fade in and out of screen??
-finger pressure shrinks boxes slightly/adds arrows
-addition of custom folders
-user choice to tile sizes
-wider choice to colors
-choose “quick launch bar” apps
Changes to App List
New - Addition of static quick launch bar
- quickly access these quick launch apps anywhere
- Accessible in apps by pressing the volume button?
NEW – History menu
-Quick overview of present/past
-Shows missed calls, upcoming events, emails, texts etc
-quickly access day information (10 days ago, 5 days… 30 days ago etc.)
New Hardware features requested
-blinks if new message
-blinks for important notifications
Higher screen resolution
Removable SIM card (media only)
Camera improvements J
Changes to Apps
-User chooses to either make it open to dialer pad, or history
-Better navigation to contacts
-Allow for typing in name and phone number comes up (like texting)
-user chooses to launch to what screen
-when inside thread, swipe left or right to go to next thread (instead of going back and then into next thread)
-make playlists on phone
-allow holding finger on “new” media to add it to now playing!!
-choose shuffle based on genre
-show this in the apps list, had to research to resolve getting it back
-Allow to view messaging threads through xbox live
-Allow to listen to voice message
-Add greater site flexibility and accessibility
-Increase speeds (expected in IE10)
-Add transit in for directions, have to resort to google for this…
-offline navigation (nokia maps has this – would be useful to have)
-just deep integration would be awesome
++anything to improve battery life!
Metro does not have to be boring to be metro!!
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