[maemo-community] [maemo2midgard] updates on app catalog

From: Niels Breet maemo at breet.com
Date: Thu Aug 9 10:47:33 EEST 2007
> Hi,

> We plan the followings:
> -users browsing the catalog with a tablet will get the apps that are
> matching their OS version by default. they can of course browse other
> applications as well. -users coming there from a desktop will get a
> frontpage with clear indication of all "catalogs", like OS2005, OS2006 and
> OS2007 (as of
> today).

I made a mock up for the AC frontpage. You can check that out at:

I haven't done a lot with the fonts,links and images, so never mind them.
Is this what we want on the frontpage of the AC, do I need to add/change
things? Please let me know.

I don't have a clear idea about how we would make a visual distinction
between the different OS selections. I added the current OS to the
breadcrumb, but that is about it. I think we can add a bar between the
breadcrumb and the splash image.

In this bar we can display the detected OS and an option to select the
OS you want, if it isn't detected correctly or the user is using a
desktop. This bar should also have the color of the selected OS,
like green for OS2007, yellow for OS2006.

I made a OS detection function so we can select the OS for the user
automagically. Please test it out at: http://breet.com/maemo/detect/
If your tablet OS isn't detected, please let me know.


> There is a lot more things to be done with the app catalog, but those
> are mainly "sql queries". All the planned changes are documented in our
> tracker.

What statistics do we like to see?
- downloads per application
- applications for IT-OS-2007
- applications for IT-OS-2006
- applications for IT-OS-2005
Anything else?

> Have a nice day,
> ferenc

- Niels

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