Introducing The iOS Block Concept
One of the complaints I have heard about the iPhone is that it is too simple and does not allow for interaction with its apps straight from the main screen like Android does with widgets or Windows does with Live Tiles. Well Joseph Machalani (Jay), has reinvented that iOS experience or lack there of in concept form. Right this is not officially what iOS8 is going to look like and I can pretty much guarantee that it will NOT look like this but maybe Apple may consider something like this for the future.
Here’s how it works. On your iOS device you have your list of icons like you know and love. They work and look the same way as before. But, if you want more information about an app, you can simply pinch the app icon bigger and it will now become an iOS Block. There’s no menu, no hidden options and no weird gestures to do. You literally make the icon bigger with your finger if you want more; it can’t be simpler and more intuitive than that.
When you pinch the icon, you will see the transformation/transition into a Block and at that point you have two choices: Either you pinch it back to an icon since you got the information you need or you release your fingers and the icon will remain a Block on your iOS screen.
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