[Calculator] app is not tablet optimized

Bug #1204109 reported by Josh Leverette on 2013-07-23
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Calculator App
Bartosz Kosiorek
Ubuntu UX
Jouni Helminen

Bug Description

The calculator can only be viewed in the side stage. While this is convenient for some user scenarios, a fullscreen calculator could provide extensive mathematical functions to the user, making it a very powerful calculator. Ideally, these same powerful functions would be made available to the phone version as well, but the tablet version currently ignores that sometimes all a user needs is a calculator. They don't need whatever else they previously were using.

I described my idea to solve this issue on:

Some tips:

David Planella (dpm) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to test the calculator app and to file the bug report.

You are absolutely right. However, on the first iteration for the core apps to be released as part of Ubuntu 13.10, we're focusing on optimizing them for the phone only. While the apps will run on tablet and desktop nevertheless, optimizing them for those other form factors will be tackled in a subsequent iteration.

I'm marking the bug as Low importance right now, but it will be fixed some time after 13.10.

Changed in ubuntu-calculator-app:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
David Planella (dpm) on 2013-08-14
Changed in ubuntu-calculator-app:
importance: Low → Wishlist
Changed in ubuntu-calculator-app:
milestone: none → 1.8
importance: Wishlist → Medium
Bartosz Kosiorek (gang65) wrote :

My proposal is to check height/width ratio.
If there is landscape then additional keys column should be added.

See mock-ups for tablet and cellular phone screens.
On cellular phone screen (on portrait mode), the additional keys could be accessed by swipe left or right virtual keyboard.

I need to ask design team about that

Bartosz Kosiorek (gang65) wrote :

calculator mock-up for tablet

Bartosz Kosiorek (gang65) wrote :

Calculator mock-up another screen with different width.

Bartosz Kosiorek (gang65) wrote :

Calculator mockup for standard cellular phone screen do not change.

To access advanced keys, you need to swipe "virtual calculator keyboard" left or right.

tags: added: needs-design
description: updated
description: updated
Changed in ubuntu-calculator-app:
assignee: nobody → Bartosz (gang65)
summary: - Calculator app is not tablet optimized
+ [Calculator] app is not tablet optimized
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → Jouni Helminen (jounihelminen)
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: New → Won't Fix
Riccardo Padovani (rpadovani) wrote :

Thanks for reporting - we fixed that in the reboot series, that will be released soon and will substitute the current calculator app.

Changed in ubuntu-calculator-app:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in ubuntu-calculator-app:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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