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iOS 5 Concept: Dynamic Icons [Video]

iOS 5 Concept: Dynamic Icons [Video]

Posted June 4, 2011 at 3:36pm by iClarified
Jan-Michael Cart has posted another iOS 5 concept video this time demonstrating an idea for dynamic icons.

Users have the option of turning on these "dynamic icons" by going to the Settings. Icons are granted the ability to change their appearance given a variety of push notifications. In turn, once the notification badge is pushed, a new icon file is displayed. These icons can have text (albeit small, but legible text due to the Retina Display), images, a mixture of the two, or something constantly changing (but based on an internal source, not using cellular data — a la Clock app that displays time).

I thought of another alternative to the widgets as well. This time, it's called "App Preview", or just "Preview". Double tap anywhere in the grid pattern that is not an icon (one handed), or pinch-to-zoom (two handed), and the icons immediately expand as if your icon grid is 2x2. The same information and interaction typical of a widget is found on the app icon itself — the App Preview comes with the app download. No need to download anything more.

Take a look below...

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NeHoMaR - June 4, 2011 at 11:57pm
Look like many people think this video is a real Apple concept.
JC - June 4, 2011 at 10:23pm
I think the answer is B
dancj - June 5, 2011 at 5:15am
You have to do something for the community to have an opinion? Personally the idea of having icons that change is fine. The Calendar app already does it - and I'm surprised the Clock app doesn't. But putting tiny text on there so you have to zoom in to read it properly is just messy and clumsy.
kunfaux - June 4, 2011 at 4:10pm
seems like a big bite off of Windows Mobile 7!
OmiG - June 4, 2011 at 5:13pm
Seems like a big bite of STFU :D
Jeremy - June 4, 2011 at 3:57pm
Seems like a waste of resources and it appears to be way to busy... Declined!
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