Android mimicking iOS 7 icons and Parallax

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by JetBlack7, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020

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  2. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    Are you conveniently forgetting that a lot of these things have been available on Android - e.g parallax.
     
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    I remember seeing a patent for Apple's implementation a year or two ago and I had it as a JB mod on one of my older iPhones. Its not new.
     
  5. lokey macrumors regular

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    The real question, how do I disable the parallax 'feature'? It's actually kind of annoying and useless. Talk about skeuomorphism. Sheesh.
     
  6. Ashin macrumors 6502a

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    How are Android mimicking it when it was released before iOS7?
     
  7. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I'm actually curious, the first report I have for 3D Board on Cydia is around Jan of 2011, when was this available for Android?
     
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    Android != Android users, in addition to all the other things that makes your statement silly.
     
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    Oddly, and I know you didn't mean it this way but, this just highlights the strength of Android.

    The parallax has been around since last year.

    Apple made it look like they had a significant new invention on their hands with the way they presented it.

    Someone released an icon pack to look like iOS 7 style icons.

    Which shows just how easy it is to use whatever icons you want for anything.

    All this does is show how much faster, and freer, Android is.
     
  10. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

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    There's a "minimise motion" (or something similar) option in Accessibility settings.
     
  11. JetBlack7 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    1st: I don't remember seeing these icons on Android.

    2nd: If anyone could provide me with a link to an article stating Parallax on Android, please do so.

    IMO Apple made the IOS presentation to make it look they reinvented IOS all over again. They didn't say they reinvented every single thing regarding OSes in general.
     
  12. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I watched the Keynote and Apple made it look like they reinvented iOS, not all mobile OSes.
     
  13. JetBlack7 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Agreed. Although I don't know why would anyone want IOS icons on Android and vice versa. It's just...ridiculous. Just my 2 cents
     
  14. lokey macrumors regular

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    Yup. Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion. Turned it on.

    Thanks!
     
  15. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    Or, you could reverse that argument and it highlights the strengths of Apple.

    Parallax may have been available on Android in the Play Store before, but it was something that many people hadn't used or even heard of. Now Apple have implemented it, it's popularity has suddenly taken off.

    You could also say that the icons Apple have designed are so nice, Android users want them on their phones.

    So all this does is show how much more polished and well designed iOS is.

    I'm not disputing your point, just highlighting that it can be argued in the opposite direction. One thing I will argue against though is you said Android is faster?

    I assume you meant in being able to make custom themes etc? Well that's not true because that's not part of iOS so Android isn't any faster.

    And if you do literally mean by speed, then well...... I'm not even going to go there.
     
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    Exactly. A random person making some icons doesn't represent Android.

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    There are plenty of girls who would want this icon set.
     
  17. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    That's not skeumorphism
     
  18. Dolorian macrumors 65816

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    Android users != Android.
    The parallax feature has been available in Android for quite a while too.
     
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    It's not skeuomorphism at all.

    I agree it's useless, but so is every wallpaper. But it is definitely a really cool effect.
     
  20. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I never knew Parallax existed until iOS7 was announced. It's hard to keep track of the endless things you can do on Android. :p
     
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    I believe there is an iOS tweak called "deep end" that will give a parallax effect.

    Personally I want an ultra high res space wallpaper which would provide a near spherical 360 degree experience.
     
  23. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Just gave this a try. Works flawless on the S4.
     
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    This is nothing more than a Photosphere and Google Maps "street view" implementation. I had predicted Apple would steal Photosphere for iOS7, but I guess that was too difficult, so they just stole part of photosphere.

    But for code using parallax, it has been in Android for at least 2 years. This is how easy it was to code parallax using Cocos2d for an image. 'Not exactly groundbreaking stuff:

    CGSize winSize = CCDirector.sharedDirector().displaySize();
    _bg = CCSprite.sprite("yourbg.png"); // needs to be square, i.e. 800x800
    _bg.setTextureRect(0, 0, winSize.width, winSize.height, false);
    _bg.getTexture().setTexParameters(GL10.GL_LINEAR, GL10.GL_LINEAR, GL10.GL_REPEAT,
    GL10.GL_REPEAT);
    _bg.setAnchorPoint(CGPoint.zero());
    this.addChild(_bg);

    and then you update the image for movement or float dt,
    if (_bgOffset > 2000000000)
    _bgOffset = 0; //
    _bgOffset += dt * PIXELS_PER_SECOND; //
    _bg.setTextureRect(0, _bgOffset, _bg.getTextureRect().size.width,
    _bg.getTextureRect().size.height, false);

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    Yeah that already exists. It is called Google's Photosphere
     
  25. lokey macrumors regular

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    Fine. By definition you are correct, but whats the word for the unnecessary use of motion on a virtual object that isn't real. The parallax effect is bad, but the "hanging" Safari tabs are the worst!
     

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