Last week I posted a sneak peek look at the New Dashboard’s Gallery Style. This week I want to take a look at the new List style.
Note: As I mentioned in the last post, what you are seeing here is still being worked on, so the end product will likely be different then what you see here.
I’ll start off by showing you what the new dashboard I designed for my fictional app looks like with the exact same settings using the current “classic” dashboard style:
Now let’s see what we can create using the new Dashboard’s List Style:
If you’ve used any Android app’s you should be pretty familiar with lists. Lists are one of the core user interface elements on the Android operating system, and there’s a reason for that: they work well. One of the great features of lists is that they give you ample room to display extra information. As a result we’ve introduce the idea of “sub-text” or “subtitles” to the activities. This will let you, the Andromo developer, provide your users with two lines of optional text per activity:
As you can see I’ve added a blue pattern to the new logo area (discussed in the previous post) and some sub-text providing some information about the activities.
Here is the same dashboard in landscape:
As you can see I’ve turned off the logo area in portrait mode. When you start developing with the new dashboard you’ll be able to do the same thing with a checkbox to enable or disable the logo area in whichever orientation you want.
Like the Gallery style, the list style accepts an almost infinite number of activities and it is (of course) scrollable. In portrait mode the list will scroll underneath the fixed logo area.
Icons are also optional and can be taken off of the dashboard without having to edit any activities:
The new Dashboard also lets you change the way in which the panel area (the list for this dashboard style) looks, giving you another way to change the look of your dashboard:
Note: There is a visible bug in the above screen shot, don’t worry we’ll get to it. Like I said, we’re still working on this.
It’s important to note, that the settings are (for the most part) the same between multiple new Dashboard styles. This means that you will be able to test different styles without having to change or configure a lot of different options.
Here’s one last look at the new Dashboard list style in portrait mode, but with the logo area turned off:
Well that’s it for the sneak peek look at the new Dashboard List Style, only four more dashboard styles to go!
Note: The observant among you might notice something strange in the top left corner of the new Dashboard screen shots…more on that in a future blog post.