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12-31-2012, 02:13 PM #1
New Concept Gives the iOS 6 Share Widget Even More Practical Functionality
iOS 5 may have included Twitter integration for the first time, however it wasn’t until iOS 6, when iOS adopted Facebook integration, as well as Twitter integration, that iOS received share widgets for Notification Center.
A new iOS concept by UI/UX designer Joshua Tucker adds additional buttons to the Share Widget in Notification Center, making it a much more centralized area for handling information. The concept adds more options, in addition to the existing Facebook and Twitter buttons, for sending an SMS/iMessage, creating a Calendar Event, and setting a Reminder for yourself.
Since the concept uses icons instead of text to declare what the buttons are for, the “Tap to Tweet” and “Tap to Post” text strings have disappeared from the interface to make the widget as simple as possible.
Upon tapping any of the new buttons, the Messages share sheet would resemble the Messages application, the Calendar share sheet would resemble the Calendar application, and the Reminders share sheet would resemble the Reminders application – this would be in tune with the way the Facebook and Twitter share sheets resemble the colors of those applications.
The share sheet for the calendar event, for example, would include all of the features you would expect for setting a basic calendar event. You can name it, choose a location, a time frame, and choose an alert. Afterwards, you’ll be able to tap on the done button to save your new calendar event or the cancel button to cancel all input. If you save it, it will show up in the Calendar application as you would expect.
For users that feel certain features of the share widget were more important than others, preferences would be available for users to enable and disable certain buttons on the share widget. This would make it so that the user's Notification Center would not be cluttered by unused buttons.
The idea behind the concept is not to outright replace the applications they correspond to, but rather to make them more universally accessible. This ability to access it from anywhere helps make scheduling events and reminders, as well as sending messages faster and less obtrusive. Tucker explains that having this quick access to tools makes it easier to be efficient in our daily lives:
Originally Posted by Joshua Tucker
Sources: Dribbble (1), (2) via Joshua Tucker
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 12-31-2012 at 02:51 PM.
12-31-2012, 03:11 PM #2
This is exactly what I've been waiting for from Apple! Especially the SMS/iMessage integration. I can't figure out why apple hasn't taken its cues from the jailbreak community, as far as implementing a way to respond to or compose a message without having to exit the app I'm using to enter the messages app! Android has been able to do this for some time! Catch up Apple! You can find exactly what features we want in our iPhones just by following the jb community! If they'd give us these things there would be no need for jailbreaking by the average person[.] I love my iPhone 5, but it'd be perfect if I could have this tweak, activator & SBSettings! I probably would have no NEED to jb, although I still would for purposes of device control, not piracy. Give us these simple features and you won't have to fight us so hard, Apple!
Last edited by Orby; 12-31-2012 at 03:41 PM. Reason: Stay on topic, please.
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12-31-2012, 04:11 PM #4
Good to see Joshua Tuckers name still floating around.
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12-31-2012, 09:49 PM #8
It sucks having to wait for a jailbreak just to be able to do the things that others phones have been doing for awhile!
Last edited by 2k1; 12-31-2012 at 10:28 PM.
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01-01-2013, 08:27 AM #11
useless unless there is jailbroken iOS6 for iPad4/mini/iPhone5
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