+ Reply
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 32

Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.


Thread: Apple Files Radical New "Radial Menu" Patent

is a discussion within the

iPhone News

forums, a part of the

General iPhone

section;
A recently-revealed Apple patent filing indicates that the company is looking into a radical modification of the graphical user interface with the introduction of a "radial menu." According to the
...
  1. #1
    MMi Staff Writer Paul Daniel Ash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Union Square, Somerville, Mass.
    Posts
    919
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 996 Times in 401 Posts

    Default Apple Files Radical New "Radial Menu" Patent


    A recently-revealed Apple patent filing indicates that the company is looking into a radical modification of the graphical user interface with the introduction of a "radial menu." According to the application, a rotary wheel of options could be more efficient in terms of screen real estate and ease of use than the current drop-down list. Sample drawings accompanying the patent show the technology used in both iOS and Mac OS X.

    The new menu could be a modification of current drop down menus, where the most common items appear in a list but change to the radial menu if the user makes a circular motion. This would be especially well-suited for touchscreen devices, allowing the user to navigate longer lists more easily even when holding the device in one hand and scrolling (or, um, "spinning?) with a thumb. The same circular gesture could be used to open sub-menus as well. When the user reaches the menu option or sub-level they want, a linear gesture (swipe) or tap would be used to choose the option.

    However, not only touchscreen devices but traditional mouse-and-pointer interfaces could make use of the new menu design. The patent shows an example of a video-editing application on a desktop computer where radial menus are invoked by keyboard commands to do things like select clips to add to a project, as well as trimming and editing them.

    United States Patent Application 20100306702, simply titled "Radial Menus," is credited to Peter Warner of Paris, France whose LinkedIn profile shows him as a "Designer at Apple." The application was filed on May 29, 2009.

    Source: MacNN

  2. #2
    apatia z3r01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    5,696
    Thanks
    82
    Thanked 886 Times in 557 Posts

    Sounds like a variant of sbsettings
    [IMG]http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/9703/modu.gif[/IMG]

  3. #3
    Green Apple chuk12chuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    66
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts

    Sounds like another patent. THEY PATENT EVERYTHING. People on modmyi take It like it's going to happen.

  4. #4
    Green Apple Pizentu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    96
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 19 Times in 15 Posts

    Its got a PogoPlank look to it.

  5. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Pizentu For This Useful Post:

    -_- (12-05-2010), soulthoughts (12-03-2010)

  6. #5

  7. #6
    Retired Moderator soulthoughts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Tacoma, WA
    Posts
    3,097
    Thanks
    333
    Thanked 603 Times in 506 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Pizentu View Post
    Its got a PogoPlank look to it.
    Doesn't it though?

  8. #7
    Green Apple \m/ibnziceman\m/'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    58
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Pizentu View Post
    Its got a PogoPlank look to it.
    i agree. its the first thing i thought of when i saw it

  9. #8
    Retired Moderator stlcaddie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Saint Louis, MO
    Posts
    1,088
    Thanks
    139
    Thanked 128 Times in 90 Posts

    Damn, they should patent pogoplank......before it's to late. LOL, apple always has such good BRAND NEW IDEAS that you never seen before. ( my nose is going after that last sentence ).

  10. #9
    iPhoneaholic
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    304
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts

    FIne..when it comes to our iphones and ipad and ipod.....
    I can tell ya..

    HTC /Samsung /LG / SONY//GOOGLE/// ANDROID Whatever phone that comes out next after the release of this thing... WILL HAVE THE SAME THING STYLE...
    GOSHHH...
    WHY CANT THEY JUST INNOVATE SOMETHING THEIR SELF......... Idiotss..

  11. #10
    Livin the iPhone Life javiert30's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    New Orleans - Who dat nation
    Posts
    1,193
    Thanks
    80
    Thanked 112 Times in 85 Posts

    Looks like the beginning of the Black Hole iPhone, look here

    Last edited by javiert30; 12-03-2010 at 03:52 PM.
    Drive Safe with Trapster
    Speedtrap App

  12. #11
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    The Sims, anyone? Lol

  13. #12
    Super Moderator Cowboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Owasso,OK
    Posts
    30,623
    Thanks
    1,039
    Thanked 3,808 Times in 2,187 Posts

    I feel like us jailbreakers have already done this
    Follow me @LoganWesterman

    Need Your iPhone Unlock Click HERE or Here
    Needs Your iPhone Fixed Pm Me!
    Have a question about Jailbreaking Pm Simon, Annie, Or just about any other member on here

  14. #13
    iPhoneaholic zoso10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    /dev/null
    Posts
    470
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 36 Times in 31 Posts

    I think it looks pretty sweet. The looks of everything are in need of an overhaul.

  15. #14
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    54
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 15 Times in 8 Posts

    I feel like jailbreakers do everything first this looks strikingly similar to pogo plank so what the makers of that are going to get sued by apple because they didnt patent it first I mean hell look at categories and catefoires sb how long were those out before apple finally integrated it into there stock firmware

  16. #15
    iPhone? More like MyPhone
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    232
    Thanks
    51
    Thanked 40 Times in 34 Posts

    360 web browser seem to have got there first, there pop up arcs in there iphone browser are pretty nifty once gotten used to.
    iDevice-less, for once. flirting with Andy Roid atm, looking to rekindle romance if the right handset comes along

  17. #16
    iPhoneaholic spazturtle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    321
    Thanks
    115
    Thanked 27 Times in 16 Posts

    I'v seen operating systems that have this exact interface, in 2005. Start button in the middle of the screen and when you click it the start menu appers in a "radial menu".

  18. #17
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    48
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 5 Times in 2 Posts

    So they steal stuff by patenting it? Lots of tablet drawing programs use a very similar control scheme.

  19. #18
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    In the shadows
    Posts
    798
    Thanks
    120
    Thanked 74 Times in 47 Posts

    Isn't there already a multitasking interface that does just this?

    Another stolen idea from the jailbreaking community.

    Apple, you really love the jailbreakers now don't ya as you steal all their ideas.

  20. The Following User Says Thank You to NakedFaerie For This Useful Post:

    CaptainChaos (12-04-2010)

  21. #19
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    ...first they should fix this crap done in 4.2.1 and them move forward, they are worse than Microsoft now. This is last iphone and last imac I ever have. It gets worse with every new release. I have just found that my apps stopped working with new OS, iTunes kills my notes, synch goes mad, mute button does not work so no ring tones any more, iphone 4 does not work in AU when temperature goes over 40'C - just does not register you finger. An now new menu... hehe, I want to see that working. Whole idea was to pay so much for this crap because this works, now it does not anymore so what is the point? We go back to PC and linux...at least linux is free...and PC cheaper a lots...and Windoes 7 works and iOs not anymore as used tooo...funny isn't it?

  22. #20
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    does apple apply for a new patent every 3 days?

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts