#PMChallenge - Quick Setting Access on Any Screen or Application (side edge gesture)


What do you think

Poll closed Mar 9, 2019.
  1. Implement it RIGHT NOW

  2. No Need - Pass

  1. rohan287
    Froyo Feb 7, 2019

    rohan287 , Feb 7, 2019 :
    As is
    While using phone in any hand (left or right) you have to somehow reach to the top of the screen and pull down the Quick Setting to change any of the options available there like (screen brightness, data wifi toggle, Bluetooth, aeroplane mode, torch etc) . A struggle to reach at the top of the phone either by the same hand or using other hand which in some situations not possible or is very difficult. upload_2019-2-7_6-54-17.png

    (i) Who are the users?
    All the users using Oneplus ;)

    (ii) What is the proposed function?
    KAIZEN - When you are using your phone no matter on which screen you are or which application you are using you can always long/slow swipe from LOWER or UPPER left or right edge of the phone (it can be lower side edge or upper side edge or a double tap on the edges either L or R) to show you Quick Setting menu similar to a function available in iOS and may be other mobiles os.

    (iii) What is the user value?
    It will eliminate use of other hand or uncomfortable stretches with one hand to reach at the top of the screen to access Quick Settings. Thus giving the user a simple gesture to open the Quick Settings (with the same hand eliminating uncomfortable stretches) on the bottom side of the phone and make the required changes as mentioned in As is.
    This same Quick Setting can be customized as per user needs giving different toggles or notifications.
    Option to turn this feature on or off can also be given in settings.
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    (iv) If there are existing comparable functions in the smartphone industry, how is your proposed feature superior?
    iOS is already having this feature but you have to swipe from bottom of the screen and since now navigation gestures is a part of Oxygen OS bottom of the screen is already used with different gestures and thus complicating things if one more gesture is added on the bottom side of the screen.
    The only section of the screen which I believe is not utilized or has no gestures in most of the applications and is very easy to access is the side lower edge LS & RS (especially the bottom row or some where between bottom and first row)
    Benefits are use of unused section of the screen which practically has no gesture and is very convenient to operate with small or big hands thus making it a one hand use feature on no matter which application you are using.



  2. LegolasX
    Jelly Bean Feb 7, 2019

    LegolasX , Feb 7, 2019 :
    nope, i would agree that they could introduce one hand mode that would shrink the display but this a copy of ios and any other Chinese ios clone, no thanks.

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  3. rohan287
    Froyo Feb 7, 2019

    rohan287 , Feb 7, 2019 :
    One handed mode is a good option but then you can't utilise the whole screen. And to fully utilise the Quick Settings you have to make some extra efforts.
    There are so many things iOS has copied from Android and vice versa. And everyones ultimate aim should be to simplify. things or in this case reduce the efforts or adopt something from someone because it is really useful.
    FYIP - One handed mode was first implement by a Chinese phone maker. And just because it is in iOS you should not reject the idea.

  4. Sridhar Ananthanarayanan
    Lollipop Feb 7, 2019

    Sridhar Ananthanarayanan , Feb 7, 2019 :
    the more such gestures you add, the more there are chances of false touch and unintended reaction. net result is poor user experience.

  5. Sridhar Ananthanarayanan
    Lollipop Feb 7, 2019

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  6. rohan287
    Froyo Feb 7, 2019

    rohan287 , Feb 7, 2019 :
    I do agree bottom up swipe is good but with increase trend in bezel less phones and with already so many gestures already put at the bottom of the screen, i think it will be tricky to do that and since most of the times you hold your phone in portrait mode you thumb is quite close to bottom side edges thus making it convenient and fast to access the Quick Settings.
    Just try once, holding the phone in either hand and trying to make that gesture and imagine replying to some notification or change a setting that quick while you reply to this feed [e]1f609[/e]