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Question About Placement of Icons w/o overcrowding the main screen

07-04-2011, 02:07 AM
#1
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Question About Placement of Icons w/o overcrowding the main screen

We are integrating Facebook, Twitter, Achievements, Gamecenter & OpenFeint into the main screen.

Problem is it looks way too overcrowded. Is there a clever way to hide this and clean up the main screen?

I was thinking of maybe a Share button with a drop down option.

Your thoughts on this, guys? Or share with me any games with have fixed this problem?

Cheers!
07-04-2011, 02:37 AM
#2
Joined: Apr 2011
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Well there are numerous ways of doing things.
Why don't you just check out some of the more prominent games out there that make use of these features.
Thinking of Fruit Ninja, Coin Drop, AngryBirds, PigShot and thelikes.

Some have twitter, facebook and gamecenter on the first menu directly. Others have it nestes in a nice popup menu, when you press an "info" button, and it may even be on a submenu when you tap a "Leaders" or "Achievement" button.

It really makes a difference if you just plug these games into your device and see how you react to it as a player. Is it intuitive for you on first time ? Or do you have to search for it. How important is that feature to you ?

I always gain best inspiration from looking at other peoples games. If it clicks and works out in your favour, why not integrate a similar way of doing things.

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07-04-2011, 03:03 AM
#3
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I will recommend a share button.
Rounded small icons is also a good way.

All depends on what you put on your screen.
Without a look, only you can judge whether it is good or not to implement them.

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07-04-2011, 03:27 AM
#4
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Valid Points guys...

Gracias
07-04-2011, 03:29 AM
#5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vetasoft View Post
I will recommend a share button.
Rounded small icons is also a good way.

All depends on what you put on your screen.
Without a look, only you can judge whether it is good or not to implement them.
round small icons are a good way to go...