With a week before the Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicks off, I was impressed with my self that I had managed to hold off from putting up an article about the speculation around new features in the forthcoming version of iOS.
I had engaged in some speculation, yes. I pulled a little prank on Twitter a few weeks back, claiming to have a ‘leaked’ image of iOS7’s flat design.
iOS 7 leak. I’ve got a screen shot of some of the ‘flat’ design twitter.com/Tame_Geek/stat…
— Mark Thomson (@Tame_Geek) May 11, 2013
The gag? It was a screen shot of the dialer in the Phone app in iOS6.
So now, I’m going to throw my hat in the ring a little bit with something I’d really like to see in the next version of iOS. I’ve talked about notifications in iOS before (here) and while that would still be a very useful addition, I’d like to see an overhaul of notifications that makes them more than just an addition from the Jailbreak community.
So what we have here is a quick idea based on the following existing Apple trends:
- Light gradients
- Good hierarchy of information
- Colours selected from media (like iTunes does with album artwork to select the background colour of a track listing information)
So, with this little mock-up we have:
- Weather still at the top and a jump to other weather locations
- Quick access to hardware features – tap on and off. (more of these could be added in)
- Expanding notifications – By default, the notifications would be collapsed then tapped to open
- Big buttons for clearing the notifications, could do with a ‘Clear All’ too
This was just a little idea I wanted out of my head. It’s not based on any information I have received, just a starting point that seems logical.
All will become clear next week!