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    Android-ish Theme Request

    I like some of the features of android. The icon style for menu (home screen) and the way you can pan to additional panels of icons. I know, iOS does this as well. But I also like the direct selection bar. So you can have, say

    < 1 2 3 4 5 >

    so you can move left/right one screen at a time, or jump directly to the panel you want.

    Should support a common background/wallpaper (live or not). The image shows an orange wallpaper (done just to make the upload cleaner).

    For those not familiar with Android, I have attached a screenshot of mine. Notice the numbered dots above the app icons. Selecting one of these will go to the desired panel. There are no arrows to move left/right (you have to swipe). For OM I would rather see a left and right arrow to avoid issues with gestures. M

    Of course, I would like at least media player and radio to have a similar look. Instead of a list for station presets, I would like to see buttons that look/work similar to the menu.

    I would like the volume control to work similar to the proposed one in the Highway skin, using buttons for up/down (+/-) as well as the slider that pops up.

    Whew. That's enough for the first post

    John

    UPDATE: Detlion1643 has been putting in quite a bit of effort for this theme. Recently he has added:
    • Having screen specific music paths/lists (optional multiple paths as well, just not yet implemented)
    • Notification bar/list for other plugin dev's to use
    • Custom music rating system


    A couple screen-shots of his work can be found at this post.
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    I would like media player to show a larger album art, select tabs to jump to (artist/album/track) by letter: A-D E-H I-L (you get the idea).

    Video skin again fitting the theme, but no real special requests there.

    For the status icons, even that being similar to the Android would be nice. As long as they are better "eye candy" than the defaults provided (sorry guys).

    Okay, I think that's enough for this evening.

    Cheers,
    John
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    Here is what I did in about an hour. The black box on the the left is for Now Playing info it is suppose to look like a Media Player Widget.


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    Now that looks like it can go where I'd like to see it go!
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    can you give me an idea of what screens we will need?

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    Well the basics are
    - main menu screen
    - media player screen (music, video)
    - radio

    There are other plugins like weather, contacts, email. Plus more if you get that adventurous.

    These are a good place to start. Fire up Open Mobile (if you havent already) and play so you can see the features usually included. But as mentioned previously in the other thread, don't be afraid to dream. If the specific function isn't available it can be developed. We don't want to hold back anyone's creativity.
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    what size images do I need to go with? I'm using 1024 x 600 right now. That is what my computer runs at.

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    Here are a few screens for a android look I'm going for.

    Name:  AndroidSkinHome.png
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    Name:  AndroidSkinMediaPlayer.png
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    Last edited by andrewfblack; 10-27-2011 at 07:30 PM.

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    I believe the available canvas size is 1000 x 600. If I'm wrong somebody else will chime in.
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    I like where this is going. Can you specifiy which screen is for what?
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