iOS Concept Proposes Resizable Screen Icons
A concept inspired by the Android and Windows Phone platforms
The looks of Apple’s iOS platform, the one that powers the iPhone, iPad and iPod devices out there, has been long seen as the base of modern smartphone interfaces, at least from Apple’s perspective.However, other mobile operating systems out there have come up with new looks to set themselves apart from iOS, including resizable icons, widgets and live tiles.
Microsoft has packed its Windows Phone platform with a tile-based interface and provides users with the possibility to set the size they want for the tiles they use the most.
Google’s Android platform has a nice range of widgets available for people, and also provides them with the option to resize them, especially in the latest flavor of the OS, Android 4.2.
As for Apple’s iOS, little has changed in this regard until now, though some enthusiasts are already thinking of what the platform might look like with such changes inside.
Max Rudberg, a visual and user interface designer, has come up with a concept that proposes a new look for the iOS, one that sports both resizable icons and widgets. You can have a look at it in the video embedded below (via TheNextWeb).
Basically, it borrows elements from other mobile platforms, and combines them with the already popular iOS looks in an original manner.
“Inspired by the more living home screens of Windows Phone and Android, this concept video shows how the iOS home screen could become more,” the designer notes.
“In this concept, an app icon can be resized from 1×1 to 2×2 or 4×2. The increased size can house widget like functionality and provide easy access to core features of that particular app.”
With the new UI, users would be able to easily expand the Settings icon into a widget and bring various options to the front, such as the brightness slider or toggles for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Personal Hotspot and Do Not Disturb.
iOS already comes with a wide range of highly appealing features, yet the designer believes that novelty as that included in this concept could make it even better than it already is.