[IDEA]: Double-tap Home button to bring up widgets-screen

Discussion in 'iPod touch Firmware 4.0 Speculation' started by _JKK_, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. _JKK_

    _JKK_ Super Moderator Staff Member

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    This isn't any type of rumor; rather an idea that I think makes sense. And lots of it.

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    My idea is simple (perhaps even simple enough to be called elegant?)
    I'm not sure how many widgets would be there, or if third-party developers would have the access to make and submit them, but I believe the idea is brilliant.

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    D)I'd hope that Apple would have done something like this (if not an exact implementation) themselves, because it seems elegant enough to pass through Steve Jobs. I have no idea the power it would take to do these things, but they don't necessarily have to be updated, expect when you view them (likely what Apple implementation would be).

    Any thoughts?
  2. Jacob

    Jacob Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant idea! That's just awesome man, I do hope they do that.
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    Hellishness Active Member

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    i love it
    hope Apple has something this good up their sleeves.
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    taptaptouch Active Member

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    Quickboard sorta does that
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    jmwerkus Active Member

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    Wynd made this I thinks
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    This is sorta what I've suggested, although 3rd party widgets is an awesome idea on that.

    Plus it's not that unlikely, as reports indicate 4.0 will make the platform "close to a pocket computer".
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    _JKK_ Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Wyndwarrior? Yeah, I thought about him after I posted this; In case he comes on and sees this, I'm not trying to rip him off. I still think this would be applied better on a non-jailbroken device, though.
    I hope it does; as far as "Mobile Pocket Computer," iPhone OS is getting its butt kicked in some key places. Like widgets. And multitasking.

    Good thing it has the App Store

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    Jacob Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, you never want to jailbreak for just one thing like that. One day Apple will add more customization hopefully.
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    This looks like a really good idea. And I agree, this is something that apple might actually do. **fingers crossed**
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    _JKK_ Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If Apple does it, I'm gonna start calling myself an analyst, and dress up everyday, while pouring meaningless words down everyone's throats.

    Just a warning for all

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