iMessage [Concept]

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  1. Nathan20, Jan 20, 2013
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    Nathan20 macrumors regular

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    Heres a rough image of what i think sending a message from an app other than Messages should look like in iOS.
    It would work like photo stream does at the moment where once you click message you then select your recipients and this card will then show to type your message.

    Many of you didn't like the green, but i think for messages the header has to be green for the user to identify what they are doing, agreed the shade could be nicer.
    As pointed out the iMessage card should be blue (hopefully you like this colour) ;)


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    :apple:changed from iMessage to Messages and clarified that this is a concept for sending a message from an app other than Messages e.g. Photos
    :apple:Added recipients at bottom
    :apple:Added plus icon to add/remove recipients
    :apple:Changed colour of iMessage card
    :apple:Updated Messages card
     

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  2. Skika macrumors 68030

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    Why a green bar? Kinda confusing since iMessage is blue and sms is green.

    Also i dont understand this concept. Whats the point?
     
  3. Nathan20 thread starter macrumors regular

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    True, just wanted it to match the messages app
     
  4. jrodsep macrumors 6502

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    Actually it should be like that for all messages (iMessages and SMS) just like biteSMS. Or like this:

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  5. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    Sorry OP. Personal taste, but a green bar would be enough to make me switch platforms.
     
  6. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Frankly, I hate it.

    What are the weaknesses you find in the current iMessages interface and what would you do to improve on them? What was the thought process behind your decisions creating this concept?

    This concept seems to want to turn iMessages into a short-email sending service where each message is received and opened separately. The current conversation style interface is far more appealing to me.
     
  7. Nathan20 thread starter macrumors regular

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    This was just supposed to be for when sending a Message from an app other than messages
     
  8. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Oh I see! Not a big fan of the green color scheme or the paperclip graphic...
     
  9. matttye macrumors 601

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    Seems like it would probably be green for a text message and blue for an iMessage like the app.

    I like it :D
     
  10. dontpannic macrumors 6502

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    You mean the paper clip graphic that is already present in FB and twitter integration?

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    [​IMG]

    For the record, apart from the green bar I like the concept. There should be more UI integration rather than having different interfaces for sharing to social networks, email or messages.
     
  11. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Yes, but I'm not a fan of skeumorphism...
     
  12. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

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    put a picture of the contact who sent you the message there instead of the paperclip and get rid of the green color and I think it would be a lot better
     
  13. Nathan20 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Which colour?

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    Thanks
     
  14. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    I like the current implementation better. I don't like the green, but also how would you specify who the message being sent to?
     
  15. dontpannic macrumors 6502

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    If you read, this isn't replying to texts - this is sharing something via the share-sheet.

    Replying to texts needs a different implementation.
     
  16. TriJetWhite macrumors newbie

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    This is beast.
     
  17. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    Very cool design!
     
  18. Nathan20 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, updated by putting the screenshots on the iPhone :)
     
  19. chrisrosemusic1 macrumors 6502a

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    Personally I think it would be quite cool to not have to exit the current app to reply to a message.

    Good work.
     
  20. Nathan20 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, and i agree. It would be good if the notifications have a reply button which bing up the share sheet.
     
  21. Nathan20 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Here is why i think sharing a photo, or link from the photos app or any other app needs to be changed.
    I understand the concept above also has redundant space but it provides a fresh clean look and a better use of the space.
     

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  22. chrisrosemusic1 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I think it's cool - send it to Apple and see if they adopt any properties of it in later builds. Would be more efficient if we could reply directly to notifications then be in the same app without having to re open it each time.
     
  23. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Design as a whole is a mess and unified in iOS 6 compared to other mobile platforms.

    Hopefully Jony Ive really is pulling all nighters with his team to work on this for iOS 7.
     
  24. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

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    The green doesn't make much sense since iMessage is blue. But I think it would be a good idea if you could SMS and iMessage using that interface, and have the top bar change color depending on if the message is sending as an SMS or iMessage.
     
  25. Nathan20 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That was the idea, and the green is for SMS only hence the title bar saying Messages and for the Blue the title bar saying iMessage.
     

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