Creating folders in the Applications screen and on Desktop

Posted on 2009-12-11 16:40 UTC by Rami Zalloum. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Desktop.

someday (hopefully soon) we will have so many applications to choose from for our Maemo-based tablets/mobiles, and then it will be very crucial to be able to create folders on the Desktop and in the Main Menu

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Solution #1: Native support for tabs/folders in application launcher

Posted on 2009-12-11 20:54 UTC by Erik Nygren.

Provide a tab or folder or category metaphor for organizing applications on the desktop.  Allow applications to be grouped into folders/categories or associated under tabs.


Solution #2: Support for third-party application launchers

Posted on 2009-12-11 20:58 UTC by Erik Nygren.

Allow the user to select an alternate application launcher to encourage the development of third-party application launchers.  Different people seem to want to organize their applications in different ways and prefer different metaphors for application management and launching.  The large number of  third-party PalmOS launcher applications (all with different UI metaphors) provide an example of where this model might work well.

Some might be menu-like, some might be tab-based, and some others might explore crazy ideas (such as a 3D launcher where the users spins a cube that has different apps on different sides).


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