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Feel Like Participating? Development for Kite UI for Android Has Started
XDA member Liquidice has been working on a concept for a new UI for Android. The dev states that the conceptual part of the UI is finished and has started active development for this refreshing and minimalist UI. The UI works in levels or tiers, where swipping in different directions will take you into different levels of certain apps.
The design is very well done and the dev is asking for help to develop this very promising Android UI. So, if you feel like contributing and maybe being part of the next best thing to hit Android, make sure that you drop by the thread to read up on the whole concept. There are plenty of screenshots and explanations to make the concept clear.
The kite UI project was created to provide Android users with a beautiful homescreen. It’s key features is the coherent minimal design, the access to the most daily functions from the home screen and the smooth jump from it to the different applications.
The kite UI is built off of a pretty simple idea:
You have 2-3 views in every app. Flicking left from the middle view will bring you to the right view and vice versa. While you are in the right view, for instance the ‘social’ view, you can dig deeper by pressing on a friend. If you want to move backwards in this view all you do is flick right. If you are in the left view you move backwards by flicking left.
Simply put, when you’re going deeper within a certain view you move further away from the middle. Moving closer to the middle equals moving backwards until ultimately your on the first ‘level’ of the view.
You can find more information in the development thread.
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