[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Application Catalog rewrite [was: Abuse on the ApplicationCatalog page]

From: Jussi Kukkonen jhkukkon at cc.hut.fi
Date: Wed Apr 12 11:40:09 EEST 2006

Santeri Lindgren wrote:
> As i proposed (might be a lot of typing errors), i propose that the
> ApplicationCatalog -page, as other equivalents to this, Wip and
> Wishlist. Should only be a list, maybe categorized more specifically.
> Making the list a really long, isn't very nice when using GPRS to browse
>  and search one app you know is in the page but you dont' remember the
> homepage or something.
>> That way, once an app is added to the index page, the information on
>> there does not need to be updated each time the detail page is
>> updated. Makes it easier to maintain.
> Yes, this is a good point, but also, if you make a detailed index page,
> it gets cramped.
> If you want some details to the index page, something like:
> gategory
>   | app name    | few centences nothing more

I've modified https://maemo.org/maemowiki/ApplicationCatalogMockup into
a more minimal look, would that be an acceptable compromise?

Go ahead and make the table continuous if you want, that would make the
page more compact. I'm not sure it would enhance readability, though.

>> Then each of those groups could be subdivided into functional groups
>> (Network, PIM, etc.) like they are now.
> So, three pages?
> index -> group -> application.

Probably not what he meant. Currently they're on the same page, but
under different headers. I think this approach is sensible (taking into
account maintainability, ease of search and machine-readability Andrew

Jussi Kukkonen
<jhkukkon at cc.hut.fi>

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