[clock] allow cities to be sorted by relative time

Bug #1366746 reported by James Hunt on 2014-09-08
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Clock App
Low
Bartosz Kosiorek
Ubuntu UX
Low
James Mulholland

Bug Description

Adding cities currently shows them in an alphabetically-sorted list. However, it would be useful if alternatively they could be listed in relative time order.

---- Final resolution ----
Show cities sorted by relative time in the main clock page.

Nekhelesh Ramananthan (nik90) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. As I understand this require design on how to integrate it in the current clock app UI. As such I have added ubuntu-ux to this bug report. Let's wait and see what the response is to this.

Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed

The user activity we support in this screen is 'add a city to your world clocks'. The user has a city or country in mind and wants to quickly add from a list or filter/search from the top.
The app currently support this activity.

Do you have another activity in mind?

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: New → Opinion
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
assignee: nobody → Giorgio Venturi (giorgio-venturi)
James Hunt (jamesodhunt) wrote :

I have added a few cities. These supplementary city names (+ clocks) appear below the main clock. But the list of these supplementary cities is sorted alphabetically.

I think it would be useful to be able to sort the list by each cities relative time as shown below:

= Current sort order =

city A +5 hour
city B -3 hours
city C +8 hours
city D -1 hours
city E 0 (current location)

= Sorting by relative time =

city B -3 hours
city D -1 hours
city E 0 (current location)
city A +5 hour
city C +8 hours

Ah, I see. Are you proposing then to sort the location by UTC rather than A-Z?

E.g.

San Francisco UTC -7
London UTC+1
Moscow UTC+10

If that is the case then I agree and it should be the *primary* (and only) way to sort and display locations

Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
milestone: none → postrtm
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
milestone: postrtm → rtm
James Hunt (jamesodhunt) wrote :

Right. I'm not suggesting that we shouldn't sort alphabetically by default, but it would be useful if you could sort either alphabetically or by UTC.

How about adding an "invisible" sort option...?

- long-touch on a city to sort alphabetically.
- long touch on a clock face to sort by time.

That would avoid having to add nasty column headings that would spoil the very clean look of the clock. It's not that obviously discoverable but would be very neat :-)

From a design perspective, I would prefer keep things quite simple and
having a good default option. I can't see the need of sorting A-Z, most
people will need 1-8 cities at the very top.

We have a few gestures in the design framework, but they are consistently
applied and this not one of them.

On Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 3:40 PM, James Hunt <email address hidden>
wrote:

> Right. I'm not suggesting that we shouldn't sort alphabetically by
> default, but it would be useful if you could sort either alphabetically
> or by UTC.
>
> How about adding an "invisible" sort option...?
>
> - long-touch on a city to sort alphabetically.
> - long touch on a clock face to sort by time.
>
> That would avoid having to add nasty column headings that would spoil
> the very clean look of the clock. It's not that obviously discoverable
> but would be very neat :-)
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are a bug assignee.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1366746
>
> Title:
> allow cities to be sorted by relative time
>
> Status in Clock application for Ubuntu devices:
> Confirmed
> Status in Ubuntu UX bugs:
> Opinion
>
> Bug description:
> Adding cities currently shows them in an alphabetically-sorted list.
> However, it would be useful if alternatively they could be listed in
> relative time order.
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-clock-app/+bug/1366746/+subscriptions
>

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Opinion → Fix Committed
importance: Wishlist → Low
tags: added: ota-1
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
milestone: rtm → ota-1
David Planella (dpm) on 2015-04-16
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
summary: - allow cities to be sorted by relative time
+ [clock] allow cities to be sorted by relative time
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: Giorgio Venturi (giorgio-venturi) → James Mulholland (jamesjosephmulholland)
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
milestone: 3.3 → 3.4
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
milestone: 3.4 → 3.5
description: updated
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
assignee: nobody → Bartosz Kosiorek (gang65)
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
milestone: 3.5 → 3.6
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
milestone: 3.6 → 3.x.backlog
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