The Leaves that Notion Ink previewed in the last video that they released in the company blog seemed interesting enough to warrant digging a bit more into it to discover what’s it all about. And what came out in the open is mighty impressive to say the least.
To begin with, Leaves is being touted as an instance of an app that will get your job done. Leaves is based on the principle that since feeds, Tweeting, Facebooking, or changing a song do not qualify being a full-fledged app, they do not require opening a full app open. And this is where Leaves comes into the picture.
Each of the Leaf let you do the basic tasks such as updating your Facebook profile and so on. The Leaves are arranged side by side to form one big row that can be traversed by a horizontal swipe of the finger while three of the Leaves make up the entire screen at any given instant. Each of the Browser in Leaf Mode make up what can be described as a mini app running “mobile optimized” providing quick and convenient access to the web. Also, the entire thing is said to be based on the way Android deals with apps while freeing up the RAM as well.
The left of the screen makes up the Alpha Leaf or Home Leaf which is akin to the Home Screen. It shows all of the apps currently open and works similar to the docks in a desktop environment. Each of the Leaf can be opened in full screen mode which then adds more features and functionality to the App. For instance, the Calculator app in Leaf mode only allows to perform general computing tasks but will be ready to perform scientific calculations once opened in standalone mode. And once you are done with a particular app, hitting the Home key will bring back the row of Leaves.
Then there is also the Sniffer Leaf which is a special leaf that allows for browsing folders or previewing and opening files. The apps in expanded mode will also allow for such basic tasks such as delete, copy and paste. Notion Ink would also like us to believe that when database functions tend to slow things down, Sniffer actually runs fast. Also, on the top left corner is a small button that will become red and start blinking whenever there is a notification. Clicking it will then expand the button to full notification bar.
Lastly, here is something about the way the Dual Core processor of the Adam is managed by the Eden. Like Eden will keep only one of the cores active when the requirement is less then 250MHz of processing power. Anything above 50oMHz and the second core comes alive to take things forward. However, it isn’t exactly clear as to how many cores are actually working in between the 250 and 500MHz gap.
For the video illustrating Leaves, lick here.
Meanwhile, Notion Ink has come up with another video which is carried in another post here.
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