- 03-12-2013, 08:10 AM #1
I've been trying to illustrate how the next version of Facebook for Windows Phone might look, I have a feeling there's a new one coming soon and I felt like giving it a try myself too.
Nothing much to explain here, Facebook is trying to converge their desktop and mobile UI closer to each other (similar to what Twitter's been doing) so I tried to take that in to account as much as I could while preparing these. I added quite a bit of my personal preferences though, like big typography for the first names (my own account is only for my real friends) and getting rid of that huge redundant Facebook text.
I decided to choose Pivot control for rotating through different feeds and menu page as it made the most sense to me (Pivot is mostly used to filter data). User can customize the feed views (one to four pages) to their preferences. For example news feed, close friends, photos and games + menu page. No visual cues for the page titles because they were too distracting in my opinion.
Anyway, here are some pics:
If you want to try it in your device (only 800x480 though), QR codes can be found below the pics.
- 03-12-2013, 08:23 AM #2
Looks nice! A Facebook update can not come soon enough IMO. I hate how it scrolls to the top after you back out of a post. It annoyed me so much I download the WebApp App just for Facebook. The app works much better than the official app.
03-12-2013, 08:18 PM #7
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I imagine when they unify it (if they ever do), they will have swipe to the right to bring up the new grey menu as in iOS, but it will be metro-ified. Then hopefully they'll use the panorama swiping to do the new news feed filters. So you can customise your screens that you swipe to the left to get news feed filters such as photos, top stories, etc. similar to what you described.
Last edited by Samst22; 03-12-2013 at 08:29 PM.
- 03-13-2013, 05:45 AM #9
web apps facebook is good, but it has problems. Videos do not play, open a picture then select "view full size" doesn't work on 95% of pictures, there may be other problems but I have no come across them yet as been using the Microsoft version, also no notifications, this is by far the most important thing for me and Microsoft is just not pulling out their finger for some reason.
- 03-13-2013, 09:22 PM #11
The current app looks better imho. You made the preview Picture bigger than in the actual app - thats it actually. i wouldnt mind bigger Pictures but they would increase loading times, i guess. the current app looks fine - we just need Features. i wouldnt mind if they made one of those "three dots Buttons" at the top bar which would shrink the top bar to a Minimum size. thats what all those whiners complain about actually.Phone: Nokia Lumia 920 (unlocked)
- 03-14-2013, 10:01 AM #16
I don't want to take sth away from you, but I'm just saying that enlarging the Pictures had the greatest effect.
Just take a look at my poor 2-minutes-sketch:
I know it's not a proper concept, but I just wanted to show how much enlarging the Pictures actually effects the UI. I dont know how much using larger pictures affects the traffic, but I would like them to be bigger, of course. BTW: In the third UI you can see my idea of shrinking the banner Image by pressing the upper three dots.
What I want to say: The actual design of the current app is fine. They just could make the Pictures bigger like in the new FB UI, add some more Basic Features and that's it.Phone: Nokia Lumia 920 (unlocked)
- 03-14-2013, 02:21 PM #20Phone: Nokia Lumia 920 (unlocked)
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