03/02/2011, 02:08 PM
For whatever reason, yeah...I find the WebOS main screen far more appealing to my eye. You talked earlier about aesthetics and how Apple does that well. I hate the look of the home screen. Nothing but Icons lining it, four icons on an oversized looking dock.
Originally Posted by mikah912
I want one or the other...either give me an absolute clean slate where my background is pretty much fully inview and nothing is cluttering it or give me some eye catching clutter. With the clear slate, it is very inviting to me...you usually get a nice view of your wall paper and the open space just seems like its calling for you to start throwing applications onto it. With a buy thing, like multiple cards or Android widgets, then I feel like my home screen is at least showing me something and is active.
Even on WebOS I sometimes use the cards in card view to get a quick look at information. Sometimes when typing an email I'll swipe over to a webpage I have loaded to check some text without actually going INTO the webpage. I can imagine that being even better on the large screen of the TouchPad, and in pictures I find the desktop FAR more appealing of the TouchPad than iOS.
Launchers, to me, are visually rather boring. They're a necessity, not something I like. Having that as my default screen is boring and not appealing to the eye.
As far as notifications, I do hope you're right. I was kind of hoping iOS 5 was announced here but I figure it should be announced within the next 3 to 4 months most likely. If they deliver on some kind of better notifications system and add in swipes to change applications that'd definitely be a big improvement in my mind. If they add customization of the home screen and/or a more elegant multi-tasking interface then it will likely make it a no brainer for me.
When it comes to the OS though, I've learned not to get my hopes up for what they'll announce.