Release Introducing the "Wide Slider" Concept

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  1. pedrohbr

    pedrohbr New Member

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    Introducing the "Wide Slider" Concept - UPDATED

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    Hey all,

    What you will see here is just a concept. It's something very simple, but I just want to spread the idea. I've been using this for a few days, and I decided to share.

    Note: I'm sorry if something like this has already been posted. I did a few search and didn't find anything. Feel free to alert me if this already "exists".

    Introducing Wide Sliders, a new slider-only theme wich will give to you more comfort and security while taking actions like unlocking, powering off or answering calls.

    Why "comfortable"?
    - The original sliders are too small, what makes the sliding distance too long. Taking the slider from one side to another may be difficult for some users, depending of the size of their finger or the way whey hold de device in the hand.

    Why "secure"?
    - You may think: 'Why not use a simple tap-to-unlock button?'. Well, with the iPhone/iPod touch screen, sometimes you may accidentaly touch the screen and the button be pressed. A slider prevents cases like that, because the action is only executed with a voluntary movement of your finger.

    So, let's stop the bla-bla-bla.
    Here are the screens:

    1) A demo of the sliders in rest position and slided to the right. Note the small distance you have to move them.

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    2) The unlock slider in action. Rest position and slided.

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    3) The power off slider in action:

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    So, that's it.
    Hope you like the idea.
    I've been using this sliders for a few days, and I can say they are really better. Download it attatched to this post and place the extracted folder to the "Themes" folder in your device. Apply with Winterboard. Also is included the PSD for you to chance anyting you like in the slider like color, text, etc. The theme only modifies the "en.lproj" strings, so if you are in another localization, you'll have to edit them by yourself.

    Happy new year everybody.
    Sorry for my eventual bad English. It's not my native language.


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    UPDATE

    As requested, a few more color options. Just choose the one that you want and replace over the original theme file in: "/Wide Sliders/Folders/TelephonyUI.framework/". Download attatched.

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    Smaller Wide Sliders:
    http://www.ifans.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1118104&postcount=25

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  2. MrCrawley

    MrCrawley New Member

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    they look cool! again this site makes me miss my iPoT.
  3. Meikura

    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I like them. They look cool.
  4. Pwnage Productions

    Pwnage Productions Banned

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    There o.k. I have nothing against them, but saying its difficult to slide to unlock with the regular slide to unlock is just wrong, because its easy (in my opinion)

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  5. pedrohbr

    pedrohbr New Member

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    Yes. Thats why I said "for some users".

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    I have already seen people having to replace the device in another position on the hand because they were not reaching the slider.

    Thanks for everyones opinion.

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  6. bimple

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    I can see this working well for handicapped people or younger kids. Thanks for sharing
  7. Pwnage Productions

    Pwnage Productions Banned

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    oooohhhhh, you were talking about "special people" o.k, i didnt think about that

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  8. pedrohbr

    pedrohbr New Member

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    Yes, I think our friend bimple gave a good explanation.

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    But even for us, "normal people", the slider are much better than the original. Give it a try.
    Thanks
  9. Pwnage Productions

    Pwnage Productions Banned

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    Well i think this is a good idea now, great job

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  10. MikeBoi

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    I downloaded them, How do you install/use them?

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