SAREEN279, Feb 19, 2019 : Hello all OnePlus-ites ... Below is my submission of the 'next feature we want in our OnePlus' aka #PMChallenge. OnePlus has been pretty sublime in implementation of gestures in their devices as they are pretty useful and make the UX much more efficient. We have navigation gestures and gestures when Screen is off , but what I'm putting forth today is a simple but useful feature - Gesture Anywhere. Who are the users ? - Almost each and every user will be able to make use of this feature. Just setup according to your whims and fancies , and your phone is more "yours"! As OnePlus loves to let users personalise their phones more than anyone in this industry , this will get you up one more step. What is the proposed function ? - Gesture Anywhere will allow you to create custom gestures to launch applications and shortcuts that can be used anywhere at anytime. Simply activate the gesture overlay by touching the user defined trigger region and draw your gesture to launch that application or activity. In simple words , when the trigger region opens , you just draw an "S" to open the settings app , or draw an "H" to direct dial to your Home. And the beauty of this feature is you would be able to do this from anywhere - be it in any social networking app , any system app or any other app. What is the user value ? - Who doesn't want to save time , be more efficient and (look cool in front of others as well!). The user will totally like and use this valuable feature as it is a step towards proficiency. Existing comparable functions - Though this feature is not yet implemented in any stock ROMs in the Smartphone Industry , it has been implemented in some Custom ROMs. So we surely will be the first ones to implement it in Stock ROMs. How this will be better than the ones in Custom ROMs ? - It will interact more properly with the existing feature as it will become a "stock" feature. Also materialistic UI and user-friendly approach can make this feature more awesome. Step by step approach - You can set whatever shape , letter , etc you want as the gesture and what process you want it to perform such as open any app , activity (set a reminder , call someone , etc. ) via the settings. You can also set the width of swipe , position from where when you swipe will this feature start (e.g. - swipe from upper half of right side , etc.) After you have setup the feature , all you have to do is just swipe from whichever side you have selected , then the gesture area will open up. Then draw the gesture you had saved before and viola ! Whichever action you had chosen will be performed. So simple yet so efficient , isn't it? Also , the ability for users to draw their own gestures will have following advantages - 1. Leading to better customisation 2. Will not limit the number of gestures we can have ( which will be the case if we only provide pre-built gestures ) 3. Users will find it more better as they can now record gesture according to what action they want ! ( e.g. - "S" for settings , "H" for Home , etc. whereas pre-built will not have any relevance to what action you want to be performed ) This one feature will make the phone a perfect one ! Also , as I have mentioned above , this will increase the functionality and user-friendliness of the device. This feature is also easy to implement. You can comment below if you have any doubts regarding this feature.