More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
Sony’s EvolutionUI Brings “Gamification” to Android
Sony Mobile likes to surprise users. From time to time, they release some open-source projects including device trees for their handsets. But releasing device trees is not all that Sony does, as they often release other fun projects.
Sony employee Pál Szász, otherwise known as XDA Sony Mobile Developer pal.szasz, recently announced a new concept: EvolutionUI. This UI is a quite new idea, and it works by adding achievements and gaming points to Android.
Android’s “gamification” can bring some fun to users and prompt them to learn them how to use their smartphones properly. At the start, only basic features are available. But with higher experience levels and after collecting more points, new phone functions are unlocked. Available achievements include opening application five times or creating five new shortcuts on your home screen. Sony prepared a YouTube video to demonstrate the concept:
As you can see , this is an interesting idea. But does this make Android a good place to implement such a concept? Only time will tell, but in the meantime, you can visit the original thread to learn more. There, you’ll find a link to the project’s Github.
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