[PATCH] Re: Kirigami design question

Dirk Hohndel dirk at hohndel.org
Thu Mar 31 05:12:18 PDT 2016

On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 01:27:21PM +0200, Robert Helling wrote:
> Hi,
> > On 31.03.2016, at 12:05, Thomas Pfeiffer <thomas.pfeiffer at kde.org> wrote:
> > 
> > My main feedback is: Seriously give "swipe to go back" another try. It may
> > feel a bit strange at first, but it's a pattern which is adopted more and more
> > in Android applications and it works pretty smoothly actually.
> > 
> > I'm not completely against putting additional buttons at the bottom, but given
> > that they are less comfortable to reach than gestures, I'd only use them if
> > nothing else works.
> here is my take at this: My intuitive attempt to go back to the dive list on iOS was to pinch as I see the dive details page as a zoomed in version of the dive list, so zooming out by pinching should bring you back (as it does for many other apps like for example the image viewer).

wow - I've not gotten this feedback from anyone else.

> This patch is my attempt at implementing this. I should say I have 0 experience with QML and (worse) I currently cannot build for my phones, I can only run the mobile application on the desktop where my mouse for obvious reasons has no pinch action. So, all I can say is that it compiles and does not (as opposed to my earlier attempts) throw error messages on running.

Haven't looked at the patch - desperately trying to make it through all
email before breakfast / morning boat...

> In a similar vain, on iOS the natural gesture of deleting a dive would be to swipe that dive to the left in the dive list.

yes, that I have heard, but I think our swiping between dives is much more
important. I think a dive app where you can't easily switch to the
previous / next dive and have to go back to the dive list is almost


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