Dialer UI Design

Hire hiretto at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 13:33:34 CEST 2008

Ian-3 wrote:
> Hey all,
> I'm just sending this out there for anyone working on a/the dialer UI.
> At the moment with the qtopia (ergo, 2008.*) dialer the same part of
> the screen is used for "answer call" as "end call", and since the UI
> is laggy (see below), I naturally hit answer call a second time and as
> a result hung up immediately. Probably should avoid this UI design
> pitfall in future dialer (and other) interfaces.
> A note on UI response times: 10ms should be the MAX response time,
> anything that takes longer has just 10ms to let the user know it's
> going to take longer (progress bar, hour glass, etc), otherwise the
> reaction is disconnected from the action that caused it in the user's
> mind and worse, the user will press the control again.
> Cheers,
> -Ian
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Qtopia sux, it's ugly and not pratical.

We need absolutely the FSO with dialer, sms and contacts ( instead of zhone
) or SHR.
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