#PM Challenge - Some different gestures in the home screen and app drawer

  1. Indrajit2000
    Cupcake Feb 7, 2019

    Indrajit2000 , Feb 7, 2019 :
    Who are the users?
    Pretty much any OnePlus user :)

    What is the proposed function?
    The proposed function is simple. Consider an imaginary border line (horizontal) slightly above the centre line (the horizontal line which divides the screen into two halves). Above this imaginary border line, the swipe left and swipe right gestures which are normally used to switch between pages are now made to do some other functions.

    What is the user value?
    Users will have seamless and easy access to apps and other stuff from the home screen itself. This feature takes advantage of the seldom used space in the home screen and makes it do something worthful.

    If there are existing comparable functions in the smartphone industry, how is your proposed feature superior?
    This feature has not been developed by any of the smartphone brands so far.

    Logic behind this product and how I want it to be implemented
    Before you start reading this, I would like you to take a look at the picture so you could understand the logic easily. When a user swipes left (normally used to move to the next immediate page on the right) above the imaginary border line, the Google assistant or any app selected by the user opens up. When swiped right (normally used to move to the next immediate page on the left) above the border line, a page opens where users can be able to read news, create and edit memos, check their screen time and also add some kind of widgets which can serve a specific purpose.

    This same technique can also be applied to the app drawer where swiping left and right horizontally in the edges (but only in case of vertical scrolling in the app drawer) can open specific apps selected by the user. This makes it easier for the user to navigate to his/her favourite apps.

    Hope this feature will be implemented! Cheers and have a nice day!

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    Last edited: Feb 8, 2019