#PMChallenge Covers on Launcher

  1. xaneybert
    Cupcake Feb 20, 2019

    xaneybert , Feb 20, 2019 :
    Who are the users?
    • People who prefer minimalistic screens and doesn't like how folders look or have additional taps for favorite apps

    What is the proposed function?
    • Making covers instead of folders
    • Easier access to favorite or most used app in a folder
    • Declutters the screen
    • Can open widgets via app (if it can be better)

    What is the user value?
    • Covers, for people who doesn't like to use folders in the home screen and wants to keep organized
    • People who likes to use one most used or favorite app in their folders (e.g. facebook in social media folders)
    • Declutters the need to have multiple home screens for widgets
    • More swiping and less tapping

    If there are existing comparable functions in the smartphone industry, how is your proposed feature superior?

    • Covers, action launcher 3 and blackberry launcher. This will be more superior as it is baked in the one plus launcher no need to install 3rd party apps, blackberry launcher only shows widgets but not folders
    Most of the time, we want a very minimalistic, clean feel to our homescreens, avoiding folders as it has ugly looks, but we wanted to have our most needed apps available in the homescreen and organized along with the similar apps (e.g. Social Media, navigation apps, cooking apps, health apps, etc).

    1. Add two apps in the home screen
    2. Combine apps to create a folder
    3. launcher allows creation of covers with the first app as main app
    4. Access the folder by swiping down on the folder
    5. Option is available in folder setting to remove cover function
    6. Rearrange apps where in the 1st app is the cover app

    see sample:

    We will use the following questions to scrutinize your pitch:
    From the Product department – does it contribute to a burdenless experience?
    - easier managing of screen, de clutters the screen for a more at home experience.
    - mostly gestures instead of tapping
    - minimalistic screen or organized screen

    From the developers - how will different parts of the existing OS interact with this new feature?
    - instead of tapping folders, we swipe down. Swiping down on free spaces should still bring down notification bar as needed.

    From UX Design – what will the user experience be like? Does the current flow result in the optimal user journey?
    - as stated in the process, this will mostly be more gesture based and should be easier to adopt into.