Why are the Buttons in the Photos and Music App ordered so poorly?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by flori13, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. flori13, Mar 13, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2016

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    Hey forum,
    Why is some of the button placement on Apple Music and Photos so out of place? I don't get why it is so hard to be consistent with the placements of the heart and share button.. (See https://imgur.com/a/Me8uT)
    The order is so inconsistent, it seems to me like these were never thought-trough.

    Once I saw it, I could not unsee it.
    But hey, maybe I am missing a reason, since I am not a developer. So I'd like to hear your opinion about it.
     
  2. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I've noticed the inconsistency as well, but it hasn't bothered me enough to really look into it like you have. But yeah it feels like it always takes a little searching to find the share sheet button, delete, etc. Pretty annoying. Many discrepancies between iPad and iPhone I feel as well.
     
  3. danleon950410 macrumors regular

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    I agree
    Not so bad, tho. But yeah, it could be better
     
  4. LordQ macrumors 68040

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    If you want to talk about discrepancies, just look at Control Centre.
     
  5. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    Yeah button consistency and placement is one of those little things that can annoy.

    My latest peeve is that the 'My Location' arrow button is on the left hand side of Maps when I feel it should be more easily accessed on the right (like Google Maps). It's more important than the i button.
     
  6. flori13, Mar 15, 2016
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    Well, if there is honestly no intention for this easy to see inconsistency, then it strongly suggests they either:
    1. don't know what they are doing.
    2. rushed this software and then never bothered to look at this again.
    3. or simply didn't care.

    For me, this negligence is definitely not 'Apple like', even they always pride themselfs to be perfectionists.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 15, 2016 ---
    Yeah you are right, I also believe the location button should be somewhere on the right, but then it creates the question where to put the (i). the (i) button IMO really needs to be on the right, left seems very out place. I guess they compromised.

    But since we are on the topic of Apple Maps: Coming from a frequent user myself, they should finally implement the 'one finger tab, then one finger hold' for zooming with one hand from Google. Once familiar with the gesture, it becomes extremely handy.
    (Or is there a 3D Touch Integration for this?)
     
  7. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    I've been sending Apple feedback asking for that one finger zoom gesture for a while! Also interested to know if there's a 3D touch gesture for that

    Regarding the Maps button placement once more: You're right that there are compromises, part of the problem is them trying to stick to that layout of buttons along the bottom, whereas Google are unburdened by that and stacked a couple of buttons on the bottom right with no problem

    But sticking to their current paradigm, the 'i' could be a '...' type menu in the top right, moving the share button to the bottom. The route button could move to the bottom panel too. Anyway, it's just silly little things that aren't worth proposing ideas for :p
     
  8. flori13, Mar 15, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2016

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    Yeah you are right, we honestly should not have to come up with new button placements. But the fact that we question them with valid, better examples, strongly suggests that Apple simply didn't do their best job with them.

    Just switch the god da*n heart and share button in Apple Musics album view:D
    heart is left, share is right (this applies even on a Pins Detail Page in Maps:rolleyes: -
    https://imgur.com/a/3sKEd)
     
  9. Max(IT) Suspended

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    Apple just can't please everyone. I'm sure that even if they would follow your advices there would be someone else complaining because he want it in a different way....
     
  10. flori13 thread starter macrumors member

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    I understand where you come from, but they would please everyone (at least with the button layout) as long as they are consistent with it.
     

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