[ENTRIES CLOSED] #PMChallenge – Design our next OxygenOS Feature

  1. Ruby G.
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 4, 2019

    Ruby G. , Feb 4, 2019 :
    Please note that this contest deadline has passed. Thank you to everyone who participated!


    Hello friends,

    Every day, we get hundreds of ideas for how to improve our devices. Much of this feedback gets picked up by our bug hunters or through surveys, making OxygenOS truly a software system that we’ve built together as a community. However due to sheer volume, some passionate ideas undoubtedly get overlooked. Perhaps you’ve posted a few suggestions yourself, convinced that these changes will create a better device experience.

    But put to the test, would your idea survive the logical hoops of implementation? For those of you who’ve seen the show Shark Tank, you know what I’m getting at. If you have a dream feature you’d like to see implemented into OxygenOS, we hereby invite you to take on our Product Manager Challenge.

    We’ve created a simplified version of the product pitch process that our product managers use every day. Submit a PRD (product requirements document) answering the following questions in a new thread (with #PMChallenge in the title) in the Tech section before February 22.

    Who are the users?
    What is the proposed function?
    What is the user value?
    If there are existing comparable functions in the smartphone industry, how is your proposed feature superior?

    Be sure to:
    -Explain the logic behind this product and how you want it to be implemented
    -Include directions and details via diagram sketches. Draw each screen and show the flow from screen to screen.
    (See the design principles post if you’d like an example.)

    We will use the following questions to scrutinize your pitch:
    From the Product department – does it contribute to a burdenless experience?
    From the developers - how will different parts of the existing OS interact with this new feature?
    From UX Design – what will the user experience be like? Does the current flow result in the optimal user journey?

    @Gary C. and a few senior members of the software team will pick the best idea to implement into OxygenOS. We’ll announce the winning feature by mid-March and our software team will begin working on it right away. When the feature is ready, we’ll fly you out to a OnePlus launch event near you for a VIP experience so that you can proudly witness its launch in real life! You’ll also receive the device you helped build.

    We look forward to your brilliant ideas! Let us know in the comments below if you have any questions.

    Entries will be accepted in all languages and formats. Must be 18 and over to be eligible for the VIP launch experience. We may use your forum name in social media or promotions in association with your contest entry. Please click [HERE] to access the full Terms & Conditions.

  2. dsmonteiro
    Infamous Mastermind Staff Member Feb 4, 2019

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    dsmonteiro , Feb 4, 2019 :
    For those of you that might have joined less than 15 days ago and are not able to create your thread in the Tech section, please create your thread in Starting Point following the rest of the instructions and we'll help you move your thread to the appropriate category.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2019

  3. PankajS_IN
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 4, 2019

    PankajS_IN , Feb 4, 2019 :
    Wow. That's really good, hope to see suggested changes in the OOS.:D

    First suggestion - Can we get rid of Bella.? :p
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2019

  4. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer; Community Hero 2020 Community Expert Writers' Club Feb 4, 2019

  5. Cheetosdust
    Moderator, Content Coordinator Moderator Writers' Club Feb 4, 2019

    Cheetosdust , Feb 4, 2019 :
    Holy moly, this is awesome!

    It truly takes - and executes - the motto "created together with our fans" to its truest form.

    Thank you!

    PS: I'm so thankful for this I did not write the joke "Community, it's your opportunity to suggest AR Emojis" ;)

  6. HeTalks
    Gingerbread Feb 4, 2019

    HeTalks , Feb 4, 2019 :
    Does it apply to a new product recommendation only, or can I make a recommendation for a relative major feature update to an existing OOS feature?

  7. AshwinK0
    Honeycomb Feb 4, 2019

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  8. fernsruben
    Staff Feb 4, 2019

  9. M_Luqmaan_Auhammad
    Eclair Feb 4, 2019

    M_Luqmaan_Auhammad , Feb 4, 2019 :
    I have hydrogen Os so if i may still suggest something, I'd totally recommend Oneplus to add It's own Music Player in the OS. Who doesn't listen to music? Not everyone streams music. Also, can Oneplus include this feature where you get to see how much time you spend per app? That'd be so great and very helpful with personal time management.

  10. Imkousikd
    Froyo Feb 4, 2019

  11. GopalB.
    Nougat Feb 4, 2019

    GopalB. , Feb 4, 2019 :
    My sloth sense is tingling... :p
    That's too much work for a sloth to handle... :(

  12. eye842
    Lollipop Feb 4, 2019

    eye842 , Feb 4, 2019 :
    What a great opportunity - to be heard, there have been so many suggestions flowing around these forums.
    Get cracking!

  13. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer; Community Hero 2020 Community Expert Writers' Club Feb 4, 2019

    YRJ , Feb 4, 2019 :
    This involves massive hardwork and smartwork combined. Brains throttled to 100%
    But cannot deny the reward is handsome ;)

  14. Shivang Joshi
    The Lab Reviewer - OPPO Find N Feb 4, 2019

    Shivang Joshi , Feb 4, 2019 :
    Okay, this is seriously aweeeesome!! :hearteyes:

    Edit: The name of this challenge reminds me of the Peter McKinnon's Challenge :D
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2019

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  15. Shahriyar Zaman
    Cupcake Feb 4, 2019

    Shahriyar Zaman , Feb 4, 2019 :
    1) default barcode scanner in camera app,
    2) more customizable theme
    3) own cleanup and antivirus app
    4) Default adbloker installed
    4) Include more apps like gallery etc to split screen feature
    5) Make Hidden app area password protected, anybody now can just swipe right to see what's in the vault. so make it really hidden
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2019

  16. Kankechi
    Eclair Feb 4, 2019

  17. RaWeera
    Eclair Feb 4, 2019

    RaWeera , Feb 4, 2019 :
    Interesting move! [e]1f44d[/e]

    Presenting the User flow through screen by screen would be very useful!

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  18. dsmonteiro
    Infamous Mastermind Staff Member Feb 4, 2019

    dsmonteiro , Feb 4, 2019 :
    Consider this: Is it something that you, as a user, would consider to be a new feature? If that's the case, it should be fine.

    Did you even read the instructions?

  19. Shahriyar Zaman
    Cupcake Feb 4, 2019

    Shahriyar Zaman , Feb 4, 2019 :
    nah :v

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  20. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer; Community Hero 2020 Community Expert Writers' Club Feb 4, 2019

    YRJ , Feb 4, 2019 :
    Can we have a small example.
    Like we have always been given one, even in GlobalTutorial competition we had one.
    If a demo entry is presented on the above given requirements, it would be great and helpful.
    Thanks in advance :)

    It would maintain the quality of entries, for the least ;)

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