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Samsung Look Edge panel and feed user experience

Look Edge enable you to implement your own design of 3 types of panels and 1 type of feed to enable your users to quickly access frequently-used applications, tasks, and information.  Look Edge also provides 3 ready-to-go panels.   Users with Samsung S7 Edge, S6 Edge plus, S6 Edge, Zero Edge, and Note Edge devices can download your Edge apps and use them.

Typical Content of Samsung Look Edge Panels and Feeds
 

Edge panel and feed items can display panel and feed item content that your users can check quickly:

  • Items specified by your app
  • Items selected by your users (such as favorite app or contacts), which users can add, move, and delete
  • Text (such as labels)
  • Information icons (such as weather symbols)
  • Streaming content (such as news, sports, and ticker information)
  • Click events (such as app icons or text buttons)

Edge automatically refreshes item content:

  • Before the Edge panel is going to be displayed.
  • In Edge configuration, when your users add or move panel items. 

Your app can refresh panel item content any time, as needed.

After users download your Edge panel or feed stand-alone app or download your app with an Edge Immersive panel, the Samsung device manages the operation and UX of your Edge screens (such as opening, closing, and managing Edge content item display and actions).  The operation of Edge panels and feeds (for example, the user actions that open and close them) depends on the version of Edge installed on the device. Whether or not Edge panels and feeds are available depends on the installed Edge version and on user selection in Edge configuration.  Your users can control the position your Edge panels or feeds, and the position of moveable panel items. Depending on the Edge item content your app specified for an Edge panel, your users can control Edge item content (for example, their frequently-used apps or frequent contacts).

 

To provide your users with Edge functionality, you can implement the following types of Edge panels and feeds.

NOTE:  Only 1 type of Edge screen can be implemented in each Edge app or Edge-integrated app.  

 

Independent Edge Panels and Feeds       

Operate independently of the device platform and any app running in the main screen

Edge Single Panel

Samsung Look Edge Single Panel Navigation

Utility and Settings Sub-Panel for Samsung Look Edge Single Panel Nav2.png

 
  • User-activated as a dynamic overlay in the curved Edge screen, when the main screen is active.
  • Supports screen that is 71 pixels wide on 640 dpi displays, and 82 pixels on 560 dpi displays.
  • Is an overlay widget, which allows users to access and check information and initiate actions at any time without opening apps.  
  • Is a Quick controller, which allows users to control tasks without opening apps.  
  • In the item content area, displays a static and dynamic text, icons panel items (such as app icons and specific information like current weather)  in the order specified by your app code or that the users have set (when users can add, move, and delete panel items).  
    • By default, the orientation of item text and images is portrait.
    • When the item contents exceed the content screen, users can scroll up and down to display additional items. 
  • Displays a quick tools dropdown icon and a Edge settings pullup icon (each with a screen section that overlays the content area when activated by the user).
     
  • Your app controls:
    • Panel content, which can be:
      • Text and icons (passive and click event buttons)
      • From an outside source (such as news headlines, weather data, stock prices) or from the platform (local time)
      • From your app (such as the user's highest score or personal information)
      • User-selected: applications (to support an app activation button in the panel), and personal contacts (to support automated phone dialing from the panel)
    • Updating panel item content: 
      • When and how often Edge is to initiate periodic update requests.
        After Edge requests, your app specifies which content is to be updated.
      • Request Edge update item content for your app's own purposes.
      • Your app can enable users to update item content on demand by  app-specified methods.
         
  • Look Edge manages:  
    • User actions (activating and selecting panels; tapping panel items; and adding, moving, and deleting user-selectable panel items)
    • Displaying the panels
    • Acting on user selections
    • Periodic initiation of feed item content updates (when enabled by your app)


NOTE:  For Note Edge devices:  when any home screen is displayed, an Edge Single panel is always displayed in the curved Edge screen, and the user can select any of the available panels. When the primary home screen is displayed, the display of the available panels is fixed and cannot be closed.  When any of the secondary home screens are displayed, the display of the available panels is fixed, but their display can be closed.

Edge Single Plus Panel

Samsung Look Edge Single Plus Panel Navigation

Samsung Look Edge Single Plus Panel Tap Actions

 

  • User-activated as a dynamic overlay in the entire display screen, when the main screen is active .
  • Supports a variable-width area for item content (up to 550 pixels maximum) or default single-width (71 pixels wide on 640 dpi displays, 82 pixels on 560 dpi displays).
  • Is an overlay widget, which allows users to access and check information and initiate actions at any time without opening apps.  
  • Is a Quick controller, which allows users to control tasks without opening apps.  
  • In the item content area, displays a static and dynamic text, icons panel items (such as app icons and specific information like current weather)  in the order specified by your app code or that the users have set (when users can add, move, and delete panel items).  
    • By default, the orientation of item text and images is portrait.
    • When the item contents exceed the content screen, users can scroll up and down to display additional items. 
  • Displays a Edge settings icon and a dot indicator of the selected and available panels.
     
  • Your app controls:
    • Panel item content width
      NOTE:  Although each Edge Single Plus panel covers the entire display screen, your app specifies the width of the area for panel items.
    • Panel content:
      • Panel title and help text
      • Panel item content, which can be:
        • Text and icons (passive and click event buttons)
        • From an outside source (such as news headlines, weather data, stock prices) or from the platform (local time)
        • From your app (such as the user's highest score or personal information)
        • User-selected: applications (to support an app activation button in the panel), and personal contacts (to support automated phone dialing from the panel)
    • Updating panel item content: 
      • When and how often Edge is to initiate periodic update requests.
        After Edge requests, your app specifies which content is to be updated.
      • Request Edge update item content for your app's own purposes.
      • Your app can enable users to update item content on demand by  app-specified methods.
         
  • Look Edge manages:  
    • User actions (activating and selecting panels; tapping panel items; and adding, moving, and deleting user-selectable panel items)
    • Displaying user-selected panels
    • Acting on user selections
    • Periodic initiation of feed item content updates (when enabled by your app)

Edge Feed 

Samsung Look Edge Feed Navigation

Samsung Look Edge Feed Tap Actions

 
  • User-activated as a dynamic overlay in the curved Edge screen, when the main screen is not active.
  • Feed display automatically times out when there is no user interaction.
  • Supports 1 vertical line of feed item content that is 71 pixels wide on 640 dpi displays, and 82 pixels on 560 dpi displays.
  • Is an overlay widget, which allows users to access and check information and initiate actions at any time without opening apps.  
  • Is a Quick controller, which allows users to control tasks without opening apps.  
  • In the item content area, which takes up the entire Edge feed display area, displays a static and dynamic text, and icons feed items
    (such as time / date info, battery charge, app icons, and weather information) in the order specified by your app code.
  • Intended for brief, quickly reviewed content (such as news, financial, and sports streaming info).
     
  • Your app controls:
    • Feed content, which can be:
      • Text and icons (passive and click event buttons)
      • From an outside source (such as news headlines, weather data, stock prices) or from the platform (local time)
      • From your app (such as the user's highest score or personal information)
         
    • Updating of feed item content: 
      • When and how often Edge is to initiate periodic update requests.
        After Edge requests, your app specifies which content is to be updated.
      • Request Edge update item content for your app's own purposes.
      • Your app can enable users to update item content on demand by  app-specified methods.
         
  • Look Edge manages:  
    • User actions (activating and selecting panels; tapping panel items; and adding, moving, and deleting user-selectable panel items)
    • Displaying user-selected feeds
    • Acting on user selections
    • Periodic initiation of feed item content updates (when enabled by your app)

 

Dependent Edge Panel

Controlled by the Edge-integrated app running in the main screen; the panel is an activity in the app code.

Edge Immersive Panel Samsung Look Edge Immersive Panel Navigation
 
  • Displayed as a fixed sub-view in the app UI that the app can display and hide as needed.
  • Supports a variable-width area for item content.
  • Your app controls immersive panel content (anything supported by Android views) and the processing of user panel-selections.
  • Look Edge manages getting the user-selection and displaying the Edge panel on the selected side of the devices.

 

Edge-Supplied Single Plus Panels

Look Edge provides 3 out-of-the-box Edge Single Plus panels.  Users can access these panel and customize their panel items, without you having to integrate them into your app code.

People Edge Panel

The Tasks Edge panel enables your users to quickly contact family, friends, people, companies, and services via telephone, email, and text messaging (as supported and configured).

Samsung Look Edge People Panel Navigation

People Edge Panel Operations

  • Initiate calling or texting a contact
  • Initiate adding new contacts
    (when item space is available)
  • Initiate sending a contact text, snapshots, and stickers  (OnCircle) 
  • Initiate managing the People Edge panel

 

People Edge Panel Management

  • Add new contacts
  • Remove existing contacts
  • Reposition existing contacts
  • Configure OnCircle operations

Tasks Edge Panel

The Tasks Edge panel provides your users quick access to start the tasks that they most commonly perform.

Samsung Look Edge Tasks Panel Navigation

Tasks Edge Panel Operations

  • Initiate performing task
  • Initiate adding new tasks
    (when space is available)

 

Task Edge Panel Management

  • Add new tasks
  • Remove existing tasks 

App Edge Panel

The Apps Edge panel provides your users quick access to their most commonly used applications.

Samsung Look Edge Apps Panel Navigation

Tasks Edge Panel Operations

  • Initiate app 
  • Initiate adding a new apps
    (when space is available)

 

Task Edge Panel Management

  • Add new apps
  • Remove existing apps
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