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PreCentral: The webOS Wish List: Stacked wave launcher

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#1 NewsDummy


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Posted March 02, 2012 - 08:22 PM

The webOS Wish List: Stacked wave launcher

There are a lot of cool ideas in webOS, and there are plenty of cool ideas that we're sure they've come up with in Sunnyvale over the past four years they just didn't have the time, money, and personnel to put together. Some they even patented, like the slick multi-layer wave launcher we picked out of Palm's patent portfolio a few months ago. The ideas was to allow you to pause on a wave launcher icon to open additional options, such as displaying favorites under Contacts or bookmarks from Web or direct-launching into different parts of Carbon.

The multi-layer wave launcher would allow for all manner of even faster webOS actions, be it firing off a tweet or calling the spouse. Just Type and Quick Actions are great for some things, but let's be honest - should you really have to bust out the keyboard to call the office and let them know you're running late? No, you really shouldn't have to do that. The office is already one of your favorites, but the only place you see those favorites is in the Phone app or when searching. Why not swipe > pause > pick > release?

Unlike some other Wish List items, the multi-layer wave launcher isn't borrowing from other platforms or even standard computing expectations or picking up where Palm OS left off. This is taking after an idea that Palm already has, an idea that they own. And what good is an idea like this if you don't act on it?

Have your own thoughts on this webOS Wish List entry? Of course you do - the comments are below. Surely you have your own ideas as to what ought be on the webOS wish list, and so we've created a forum thread just for what has proven to be an awesome discussion.

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