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#PMChallenge - Double tap to top!

  1. Sridhar Ananthanarayanan Lollipop Feb 4, 2019

    Sridhar Ananthanarayanan, Feb 4, 2019 :
    Feature - Double tap on status bar to go to the top of the page!

    iOS has an interesting feature that is super useful for long articles, news feeds, twitter feed, facebook feed, large folders, etc. I’m not sure if this is a hardware limitation, or if Apple holds a patent or some copyright infringement protection, as it is yet to make its way on Android.

    Who are the users?
    All smartphone users.

    What is the proposed function?
    When we read long articles, or keep scrolling down on a news feed, or dig deep down inside a folder to find something we want, we have to scroll (swipe down on the screen) back several times to go to the top of the page. This feature, DTT (Double Tap to Top) as I call it, will make it super easy and effortless to go to the top of the page.

    What is the user value?
    Saves plenty of time and effort as it finds application on our routine use of the device. This feature works on all apps, system settings, just everywhere.

    If there are existing comparable functions in the smartphone industry, how is your proposed feature superior?
    There is no comparable function currently in the Android world. This feature is a copy of the implementation on iOS. If OnePlus can bring it to it’s devices (without consequence), it will definitely be a feature that no other Android device has at the moment. I’m not aware of any custom ROM either that has this feature.

    Does it contribute to a burdenless experience?
    It sure does. Saves several swipes per app and replaces it with a simple double tap on status bar. Works everywhere, system-wide.

    How will different parts of the existing OS interact with this new feature?
    As it is a system-wide function, there is no custom configuration required for different parts of the OS. It is one universal implementation.

    What will the user experience be like? Does the current flow result in the optimal user journey?
    Yes. The journey feels like travelling by an aeroplane as opposed to a ship. Super-fast and super-convenient.

    PS: No diagrammatic representation possible/ required here.

    Video Demonstration (of a somewhat similar implementation):

    OneClick Scroll introduction:

    The app can be found here:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kiumiu.ca.oneclickscroll

    Kindly note that it doesn't work on all devices, the app hasn't been updated in years, and you need root for it to work, if at all. This is a very rudimentary implementation when compared to the one on iOS.

    You have to experience it to understand it's usefulness!
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2019

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