[SailfishDevel] No inbox? -> SMS

christopher.lamb at thurweb.ch christopher.lamb at thurweb.ch
Fri Jan 10 09:48:04 UTC 2014

Hi All

As I have had the flu for the past few days, I have been working from  
home, and thus receiving and sending quiet a few SMSes with work  
colleagues. On the whole I found the SMS app useable, even if it could  
benefit from some tweaking.

I found the "prod to reply" fairly obvious, IMHO no need for a reply  
button there; but I completely missed the "swipe to the left to reply  
by phone call".  Perhaps the moral here is that some of the UX  
interactions are at first not natural, as they are different to other  
platforms - even the N9. I am in 2 minds as to wether such  
interactions will become more natural with time, or if I will remain  
permanently "locked out" of some functionality because I never chance  
on the magic touch that reveals it.

Some things I think do need improvement are:
1) text is readable with glasses on, but not without, or in difficult  
conditions. Pinch to zoom would be ace and natural.
2) When you reply to an SMS, the new SMS is hidden at the very bottom  
of screen, and requires a second prod to show the keyboard. I think it  
would be better if the new SMS opened with the keyboard deployed.
3) No cursors (or at least any that I have found) to move around in  
the text of the SMS to make corrections.
4) Location of the send button is unfortunate. I also find it a bit  
small and subtle - I would prefer a larger more obvious button.



Zitat von "Kalle Vahlman" <kalle.vahlman at movial.com>:

> 2014/1/10 Chris Walker <cdw_nokiaqt at the-walker-household.co.uk>:
>> On the way home from the meeting, I wanted to send a text to my wife.
>> If I thought email was difficult, that was a walk in the park compared
>> to trying to send an SMS. Seriously people, have you tried this thing
>> in the real world? Where's the Reply button? Jeez. You sure are making
>> life tough.
> This intrigues me. What exactly did you find difficult in sending an SMS?
> From what I see on the device, it should be quite obvious how to do
> that both through the people app or the messaging app, and
> not-so-obvious but guessable (long press) from the call app.
> --
> Kalle Vahlman, Movial Creative Technologies Inc.
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