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Video: Qt Quick/QML MultiLayer Parallax Desktop UI on MeeGo

Remember the “bubbles” UI on MeeGo where (amongst many things) items on the desktop can be moved in foreground or to the background?

Here’s something that goes a little further in that it adds layers of desktops on the panoramic desktop. All are visible on top of each other. Apparently this was all done in a couple of weeks. Cheers Jim for the heads up!

Check out the video to see the app launcher and task switcher

We have started to new demo concept called Multilayer Parallax Desktop. In this video you can see the first version which our developers have built less than in two weeks with Qt Quick/QML.

The idea is to have several layers on top of desktop and you can navigate between layers.

Each layer can contain desktop widgets so for example you can use layers to categorize similar kind of widgets to the same layer, if you want.

Parallax Layer Desktop also provides an application menu for opening apps and a task switcher which you can use for switching between running apps or for closing apps.

We run the demo on the video on MeeGo netbook.


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  1. Lek Tor
    December 5, 2010 at 10:38 am

    I particularly like the slow panning action in this demo. It makes the experience seem more ‘joined’ and much larger than when it cuts off like current UI methods in popular touchscreen OSs. I hope something similar gets kept around for Nokia’s implementation of MeeGo, and perhaps have a long press for another dialogue to close all apps, not just one by one.

  2. Jim
    December 5, 2010 at 10:45 am

    yes the multi layer concept is a nice one. I was thinking of something similar before I saw the video, and I’m working on a multi layer photo gallery(so far only 1 layer+ background layer(parallax effect)). if you have any idea feel free to express

  3. December 5, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Lol I read picture titles! 🙂

    • December 5, 2010 at 5:26 pm

      As do I. Interesting concept as usual, I enjoy seeing people do stuff like this!

  4. Rudeboi
    December 5, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Very interesting. Like to see that being used in a video call as to when your asked to find something for a friend while endgage in a call.

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