Planet maemo: category "feed:f0124b2066cfa542994ea3c3da95aa1d"

Roope Rainisto

Continuing on the OS2008 and N810 improvements, we added a hardware keyboard on the device and tweaked our input methods to take advantage of this. Of course we are pleased if the on-screen input methods were already sufficient for some users – hey, they’re not so bad after all

Categories: General
admin

OS2008 – more Xmas presents

2007-12-18 14:51 UTC  by  Unknown author
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Hi. Few more words about UI improvements in some applications and not forgetting additional wallpapers you can try with new OS2008

Categories: General
Tuomas Kuosmanen

(Note to planet maemo which sees just the first chapter: The post contains wallpapers for your enjoyment! :-)) 

So, the new internet tablet OS is finally out of our hands. One of the most apparent changes is the transparency in the theme – the panels are now translucent and show the wallpaper through. This works nicely as you can change the appearance of the theme quite radically by just trying out different kinds of background images. The applets on the home screen also look nicer since they blend smoothly to the background. Or at least we think they look nicer than before :^)

The theme is also visually much cleaner, I tried to achieve a simple, elegant look that would go with the smoother design of the device itself. Hopefully you all like the end result – I am pretty happy with how it worked out. We also tried to improve the finger-usability some more, as with the N810, at least I find it cumbersome to keep the stylus around while I am using the keyboard to type – it’s more natural to just reach the screen with either thumb when needed. Sure, there’s still room for improvement, but I think it is already better than before.

As some of us in the user interface team are enthusiastic photographers, we decided to make a little christmas present and dug into our photo folders, looking for nice stuff to be usable as wallpapers. Hopefully you enjoy them

Categories: General
Tuomas Kuosmanen

Greetings from Helsinki!

2007-08-29 12:15 UTC  by  Tuomas Kuosmanen
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It was nice to meet