- Feb 22, 2005
Anyone? Surely, the phone would be much nicer if the button was touch as well! a la iPod 3G. Does anyone agree? Thanks
No - I mean it'd stay in the same place, but instead of it being a physical button it'd be a touch button like on the 3rd Gen iPods (http://linuxbrit.co.uk/gadgets/lg/IMG_0450.JPG) (like one of the top 4 buttons)do you mean the home button actually appear on the screen. If so then personally I dont think this would be very good because it would mean that it is an extra button on the interface that will have to appear in the same place all the time. Personally I think having the home button as it is now if perfect. It is in a good place, fits in with the design and makes sure that you can always get back to the home screen no matter where you are.
it could easily be an independant system. I for one would love to switch out the button for a touch image...say an apple. it could be modded like any other imageHome Button allows the user to 'crash' to the Home Screen regardless of software glitch. When a program freezes (Installer.app - Customize) no part of the continguous touch display is working. It is herein necessary to have an end all control over your device independent of software.
The double-touch is an tacit admission that programmable buttons are a Good Thing.Maybe its so that it is easier to feel you have double-pressed the button.
Those touch buttons were horrible. You just brushed your finger on one and you would be taken to the next song. That's why they aren't on iPods anymore either.
It is also important because it's used in tandem with the on/off button to execute a a forced reboot after a crash. If it was a software button, that wouldn't be possible.It would probably be a pain in the butt if you accidentally brush it and wham, you're back to the home screen.
Actually requiring you to push the button is a user interface win, imo.
it doesn't have to be a software button, it could be a small piece of hardware with heat sensor or pressure sensitive sensor.It is also important because it's used in tandem with the on/off button to execute a a forced reboot after a crash. If it was a software button, that wouldn't be possible.