iPhone Multitasking Done Right
Ocean Observations has come up with two concept interfaces for the iPhone that they have posted to YouTube. If you haven’t seen this, you’re in for a treat. Combining some elements from the Palm Pre’s card system with Cover Flow, they’ve produced some kick ass videos to just say “what if iPhone had … ?” Of course, Cover Flow is only the first video. The second video covers the idea of using “Springboard Exposé” to bring hundreds of pages to the home button using multiple thumbnail view menus. In this way, you could jump to a specific page much more quickly than having to swipe dozens of pages to find what you are looking for. Both of these concepts are ingenious and are getting quite some attention on Twitter. After all, multitasking and easier navigation are almost always on the top of any request list we’ve seen for the iPhone.
Admittedly, their Twitter stream says they aren’t working on these concepts themselves, but intended the videos as inspiration for Apple. These concepts look great and we can only hope that someone in the creative department takes the overwhelmingly positive response to these videos to heart and begins to figure out how to make it happen.