Wednesday, March 5, 2014

iOS 8 Concept Video, combines Control Center & Multitasking for "Mission Control"

One of the most popular and useful updates to iOS was the inclusion of the Control Center in iOS7, the revamp of multitasking was another big difference from previous versions. However, not everyone likes the newest interface, such as Bill Labus, who designed a new theoretical feature he's calling "Mission Control" that could be included in iOS8.

iOS 8 Concept Video, combines Control Center & Multitasking for "Mission Control"

Mission Control

As you can see from the video below, the main theory behind Labus' concept is to have the top-swipe-down be left alone - dedicated to the Notification Center (although redesigned in this mock-up), but includes the multi-tasker in the bottom-swipe-up page. Labus describes, "Flicking up from the bottom of the edge allows the multitasking app views to be tied directly to the gesture, which allows for direct manipulation and avoids having to wait for a passive animation to complete before interacting with them."


Although the design is pretty complete and apparently quite responsive, there are a few current setting features that would need to be excluded from the previous existing Control Center in order to fit in with the new Mission Control. "obvious potential drawback to this combined approach is that there is less room available for Control Center- I personally find that I use a couple features of Control Center, but almost never touch at least half of them (calculator, clock, airplane mode, bluetooth)." he goes on to explain "The brightness slider is also omitted for lack of space." Which, personally, I think is big one - I personally loved the addition of the brightness control in Control Center.

ios8 concept video shows combined control center options and multitasking to create what the designer is calling "Mission Control" for iPhone.

Home Button

No where does Labus say what he would consider a good replacement for the home button's double-click function which his new concept entirely replaces. I personally can't think of what feature would be best suited for this function, maybe something ultra-configurable in the settings - so each person could choose themselves, like loading your Favorites List, launch a specific app, or go directly to Dial Pad? What do you think?

See also: New 13-inch iPad Pro concept, running full OSXiPad Air release date and WhatsApp vs Telegram.


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