We are currently building the UI for displaying stats on mobiles, and I would like some input. We have the basics running internally, but its raising some questions and thoughts on design changes.
Below are two images from OMN Classic on Android
@Tony / @Steve – that did make me smile. Without upsetting current political correctness Morph is one of the few childhood characters we can still talk about! A couple of years back I had the pleasure of watching the series with my little boy. Oh ok, I made him watch them so I could…
@Tony – I think we are quite close to what you have been considering. Like you I wanted long press for selection, but the control we are using doesn’t current support it, so we are using double tap currently, but we should be able to move to long press early next year apparently.
The compass idea I also like.
I’m going to try to get this into beta fairly soon so I can gain further feedback.
That's my morning blown away.....
Whilst morphing seems to have stopped play (maybe I shouldn't have mentioned it!) I've been thinking a bit more. Seems to me a better way would be to tap on the mini compass to reveal the big compass, then tap the mini again to hide the big one. This would mean one could still pan and zoom the map with the big compass showing. My original suggestion was to tap the big compass to hide it but then the actions panning and zooming might be 'seen' as a tap. So no morphing just a tap to reveal and second tap to hide...
So, its a brown plasticine button that we need....
I'm mixed about the compass button. Originally I thought yup, hit it, it goes full screen, hit it again, it closes.
But I've also been playing with orientating the map - the games library can do that fairly easily, although I get some fun maths to work out what tiles I need when we are at 38 degrees.....
So I had been thinking about a mini compass, and you tap it to align the map or not. But we can't have the button having two usages!
Will I be able to get a bearing with only a mini compass?
I've lost something here - Graham, what do you mean 'tap it (mini compass) to align the map'? The way I have used the mini in the past is to turn the device until the mini point up the map - the map is then aligned to north. Are you suggesting something different?
@steve - 3 way loop sounds clever and would work I think
Morph (my new handle)
@Morph - you orientate the phone to line up with the compass. Instead we can detect that the phone is pointing say East, and simply rotate the map on the screen to line up.
Graham - I like that! so in effect you would have:-
(picking up steve's idea)
1. no tap - just turn the device to line up the map
2. single tap - map rotates on screen to align
3. double tap - big compass revealed over map
4. single tap at any time hides big compass (if visible) and returns to state 1.
Will the mini auto compensate for local mag dec, or are you thinking of having a manual / auto setting for it?
@All I'm locking this thread and moving to part II of the conversation:
@Morph / @Tony - I don't think the compass will interfere with the stats bar, so I'm going to duck this conversation for the moment. I get the feeling the mini compass will be bottom left, and will also work as a button.