#PMChallenge - Volume Panel Expansion

  1. spource Cupcake Feb 6, 2019

    spource, Feb 6, 2019 :
    Product Requirements Document

    Who are the users?

    - Everyone who enjoyed the drop-down volume menu in previous versions of Android.

    What is the proposed function?

    - Users will be able to either swipe right from the settings cog within the volume slider that appears when using the volume keys or could interact with a new arrow key providing the same functionality with a single tap. This will expand the volume settings to include sliders for other volume settings not currently in use, like media or alarm.

    What is the user value?

    - While users can already access these sliders from the settings cog, this is an extra step, creating a new burden from what used to be a streamlined process. The current method will take the user out of the app they are currently in to change volume settings, which can be a hassle if they are within a video-viewing application that does not support background playback. It is a common annoyance for a lot of users. My supposed method removes this restriction, allowing for full volume control without leaving the foreground app.

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

    - Many phones running Oreo or earlier (including OxygenOS devices) support the drop-down extended volume manager. This is not a new feature, but rather a new implementation of a beloved feature. This feature is superior to the old method as it is up to date with Pie’s UI, and it will play nicely in the world of gestures and swiping that Android has become. This is a feature that should be enabled out of the box, as it allows for easier access to volume controls without the hassle of leaving the foreground app.

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  2. ruffinsky Froyo Feb 9, 2019

    ruffinsky, Feb 9, 2019 :
    Yes, we need ringtone volume control back on the home screen and not buried in settings :D