8394RDS, Feb 11, 2019 : Who are the Users? - All OxygenOS users who use the "Recent" Gesture. Most beneficial for users who are:- Regular games players Business/Work specific users. What is the Proposed Function? As a user, I get regularly interrupted by off-the-phone tasks (talking with people, work-related etc.). Thus, I press home and/or locks screen and get to regular world tasks. Once the task is over, I want to get back to my Phone-task (Game, E-Mail, Docs etc.) A simple "Anti-clockwise circular Gesture" on the "Main Screen" will directly open the latest app. As a User, I no longer need to look at all recent tabs. The latest app will open up directly. What is the user value? Any (real-world) task which takes the user away from Phone-screen can be termed a Distraction. As a user, I will be able to get back to my latest work immediately with help of a simple gesture. It will help in reducing distraction, improve user's focus and reduce time-to-action. If there are existing comparable functions in the smartphone industry, how is your proposed feature superior? Currently, the "Recent" is opened in Android via Left Button:- However, this shows all the recent tabs and doesn't take me directly onto the most recent application the user was interacting with. Here, User has to go through the following steps:- 1. Press the Left Button interaction 2. All tabs are showcased and the user chooses the recent tab 3. User clicks on the Most Recent tab and it is then opened on full-screen. OxygenOS has a gesture to showcase the recent tabs. However, the user steps (except 1.) stay the same. The above gestures have their own-use cases such as when the user wants to go through multiple tabs and thus, this split screen of recent tabs help him/her move faster, frequently and smoothly. Our feature solves the user need of moving directly to the most recent app and get back to the task, away from distractions immediately. In this aspect, our feature stands at superiority. Explain the logic behind this product and how you want it to be implemented At the very abstract level, the following are the steps to open up the most recent app:- Reach the Home (Main) Screen Draw an anti-clockwise circular gesture The most recent app is directly opened on full-screen. From a Tech standpoint, the implementation of this feature is very much feasible in Android. The two major points are: (a) Ability to figure out the circular gesture on the screen. (b) Ability to detect and open the most recent app. However, ensure that both left-hand and right-hand users are able to draw an anti-clockwise circular gesture using Index finger as well as Thumb (as angles differ). Draw each screen and show the flow from screen to screen. Screen#1: User reaches the Home Screen Screen#2: User interacts via our new Gesture Screen#3: Most recent App or Game gets directly opened. Note: What is the "Most Recent" app? The most recent app is the one with which the user interacted the last time. Additional Note I showcased rough sketches to Android users (Total: 12 as of 11/02/2019) and results are as follows:- (1) Need it: 6 users (2) Want it: 3 Users (3) Good to Have: 3 Users. Thanks a Lot for reading!