for the next major version we’ve outlined couple of things that will have to be addressed. These are:
- User interface
- Annoying bugs
When it comes to the UI, we all see that the application looks and feels a bit like a wireframe sketch of an application. Also the UI update mechanisms require some refactoring – for example we update way too many UI elements when just a few ones would do the trick. We pay also attention to need for synchronous / asynchronous operations – could we do some updating on background without the “please wait” signs?
We also may have to pay attention to devices with keyboard navigation (like E72). Currently we’ve been using a one-size-fits-all approach, but after your feedback it looks like we need to separate the keyboard vs. touch navigation more from each other.
That will hopefully result in
- better usability with keyboard devices
- more optimized UI for touch devices
- small screen optimizations
We’ll be updating the blog with UI drawings, plans and hopefully some release schedule during the next days/weeks.
…and again, if you have any suggestions of what should be there please let us know! We’re open to all ideas,