Page 1 of 1 (6 items)
This post has 5 Replies | 0 Followers

Posts 1480
PL | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Mar 12 2011 12:28 PM

Having used the Logos app on the iPad almost daily for several months now, I would like to suggest the following UI improvements:

1) When you tap on the middle of the reading screen, an overlay screen shows up with a top area and some toolbar buttons on the bottom.  There is also a band of previously used books with their cover images.  It shows 25 previous books.

a) The 25 book images are probably what's causing this overlay screen 4-5 seconds to display.  Can we reduce the number of previous books to 10 or 15 (or user configurable)?

b) It is very difficult to tell the previous books with these tiny book cover images.  Can we have book names displayed instead of or in addition to the cover images?

c) When using split screen, if one of the split panes is blank, tapping on that half of the screen will display the Library selection screen instead of the band of recently used book images.  That's one of the times when it would be most handy to have the list of recent books.  Can you change the behavior so that for a blank split pane, it goes into the same top and bottom overlay screen with the previous books band?  If the user wants to access the full Library list, they can always tap on Library from the overlay screen.

2) When in Reading view, can you please give us the option to display the iPad's top band (with the clock, signal, battery strength, etc)?  When one is absorbed in reading, it's easy to lose track of time (e.g. on a train).  To display the current time, one would have to tap the middle of the screen and wait 4-5 seconds for the overlay screen to come up, then tap somewhere to dismiss it (taking care not to accidentally tap on a link).  Just a minor annoyance that occurs frequently (for me at least).

Thanks,

Peter

Posts 1480
PL | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 14 2011 12:25 PM

Any feedback from Logos / other users?

Peter

Posts 208
Aaron Knotts | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 14 2011 3:12 PM

Peter Li:
...please give us the option to display the iPad's top band (with the clock, signal, battery strength, etc)?

Good idea. To be able to turn this ON/OFF under the settings menu would be helpful. I also feel the pinch gesture for zoom would be useful throughout the various resources that have images, and in the library when looking at those tiny book cover preview images.

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7

16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3, AMD Radeon R9 M370X 2048 MB

 

 

Posts 1416
Wes Saad | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 14 2011 4:36 PM

Peter Li:
The 25 book images are probably what's causing this overlay screen 4-5 seconds to display.

Or keep the same number and make sure they are loaded in separate threads.

Peter Li:
It is very difficult to tell the previous books with these tiny book cover images.  Can we have book names displayed instead of or in addition to the cover images?

I've thought the same, but screen real estate matters and something like this would be tricky. If the book was called something like, "Job", no problem. But if it's New American Commentary: Job, that could push the popup a few lines to squeeze the title under the cover. The alternative would be to truncate the title, but that would be no help because the part of the NAC title that I'd need to see is the part that gets cut off.

Peter Li:
Can you change the behavior so that for a blank split pane, it goes into the same top and bottom overlay screen with the previous books band?

Good suggestion.

Peter Li:
When in Reading view, can you please give us the option to display the iPad's top band (with the clock, signal, battery strength, etc)?

This is one thing I like about iBooks more than the Kindle app. The Kindle app requires a tap to see the status bar; in iBooks it's always visible. I'm a big fan of maximizing screen real estate, but I generally think it's worth the pixels to keep the status bar onscreen.

Posts 1416
Wes Saad | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 14 2011 4:37 PM

Aaron Knotts:
I also feel the pinch gesture for zoom would be useful throughout the various resources that have images

I love the way Reeder and other apps handle images. Pinch doesn't zoom, per se, but fills the screen with the image. 

Posts 208
Aaron Knotts | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 14 2011 10:05 PM

Chris Roberts:

Aaron Knotts:
I also feel the pinch gesture for zoom would be useful throughout the various resources that have images

I love the way Reeder and other apps handle images. Pinch doesn't zoom, per se, but fills the screen with the image. 

Hmm, I know what you mean, but I feel some images even at full screen would still be a bit small. I like the idea of pinch in order to blow up map for instance and scroll around the screen to find what I want but at optimal viewing size.

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7

16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3, AMD Radeon R9 M370X 2048 MB

 

 

Page 1 of 1 (6 items) | RSS