- Dec 28, 2006
chad78 said:With thanks to everyone who has helped me with advice on the GUI, Joppa, Sinbad, Chip, Rokdcasbah, and everyone else - as well as to the Tango library for their icons (which are free to anyone). Here is my concept of a GUI for the Pandora. Brief explanation to follow - but in-depth discussion was started here.
Chad I love your designs. I hope Craigx is looking at these and hope very much that he consults you when the interace is being designed. You clearly know what you are doing and your designs would no doubt be a pleasure to use.
BUT... and sorry for repeating myself here, but regarding this:
*ATTENTION CRAIGX - Hook up with Google and set Google.com as the default browser's homepage and Google and Pandora's default search engine - this could mean another means of cash flow from Pandora, other than hardware sales!* (A point of clarification - users could still select any homepage and search engine they wanted to be their default - but the *shipping* default would be a affliate [aka sponsored] version of Google which would pay CraigX for every search / click-thru. It would not limit the user, and would not change the user experience in any way from CraigX *not* getting paid for it, and including a Google option anyway.)
The Weather automatically updates whenever you are online. I forgot to add the “Currently” info, but you get the idea. You type in the zip code (for US - postal code, city & country, etc - for other countries), and it tells you the weather.
The News Reader can be set to whatever RSS/Atom/Podcast feeds you want - again, automatically updates when online.
NO NO NO NO NOOOO!!!!
Google has NOTHING to do with Pandora. Zippo. ZILCH! The last thinkg I need is another device/application trying to FORCE google down my throat.
I like Yahoo! thankyou very much. I can always find what I'm looking for, and 90% of the time the information I need can be found within the first page of results, somethng that I simply can't say for google.
Anyway, I don't want Yahoo! as the default homepage, either.
The default homepage should, in my humble opinion be a dedicated mini-site for pandora. The page should be split into 4 segments showing: Latest homebrow game, latest app, latest news posting, and random accessory from the pandora store. Clicking the image of the app or game would direct you to download the app, but each section would also have a 'more' button which would take you to the relevent section of the site.
Last edited by a moderator: