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Gesture-based UI's are terrible

bluecoyote

Jan 2, 2013, 10:56 PM
Although the screenshots look pretty, the preview on the Verge looks like this is going to be a complete disaster to use in real life. Canonical simply spent too much time paying Photoshop jockeys and not enough time engineering their UI.

A real world problem- under heavy processor strain, the phone has to simultaneously handle cellular background data, the application task, any background/os tasks, and track enough points on something like a swipe (while checking it against the accidental input prevention heuristics) before it can execute an action. When an OS bogs down, it becomes plagued with unwanted stutters, hiccups, and misread input. Making that your entire OS navigation method means you're betting the farm on hyper-responsivenes...
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fatclue

Jan 3, 2013, 11:46 AM
bluecoyote said:
Although the screenshots look pretty, the preview on the Verge looks like this is going to be a complete disaster to use in real life. Canonical simply spent too much time paying Photoshop jockeys and not enough time engineering their UI.

A real world problem- under heavy processor strain, the phone has to simultaneously handle cellular background data, the application task, any background/os tasks, and track enough points on something like a swipe (while checking it against the accidental input prevention heuristics) before it can execute an action. When an OS bogs down, it becomes plagued with unwanted stutters, hiccups, and misread input. Making that your entire OS navigation method means you're be
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kinster02

Jan 5, 2013, 10:52 AM
Yeah, that's why webOS is dead. Very Happy
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Tofuchong

Jan 6, 2013, 4:09 PM
I think webOS is dead becuase the developer didn't know what they had. If they had put time and money into it and continued to develop that platform along with the hardware that goes with it, WebOS would be awesome. You're judging the OS based on very early versions, you wouldn't judge Microsoft based on their release of Windows 1.0, so there shouldn't be a double standard.
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