Android: navigation via gestures

  • 2
  • Idea
  • Updated 9 months ago
It would be helpful to be able to swipe right to navigate from story back to the story list. Swiping right on the story list would navigate to the feed list.

app version: 7.0.3
android version: 8.1.0 (OPM1.171019.011)
device: Google Pixel 2 XL (taimen)
sqlite version: 3.19.4
username: derhally
server: default
memory: normal
speed: 144 feeds in conn:387 read:32 parse:70 store:41
pending actions: pre:0 post:0
premium: yes
prefetch: no
notifications: no
keepread: no
thumbs: yes
Photo of ZD

ZD

  • 2 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes

Posted 9 months ago

  • 2
Photo of dosiecki

dosiecki

  • 69 Posts
  • 6 Reply Likes
> Swiping right on the story list would navigate to the feed list.

This is already implemented, unless you have a system-wide mod that overrides gestures.  The swipe needs to be from the left edge (like most open-drawer or go-back swipes) or else you may be doing a mark-read gesture on a story title (this is configurable in the app Preferences).

> It would be helpful to be able to swipe right to navigate from story back to the story list.

So, we had this enabled for a while, but it caused mass confusion.  Since swiping on stories already navigates forward and backward through the stories, it is really difficult for the gesture engine to tell if you meant to go back to the story list or to simply go one story to the left when you swipe from the left edge inwards.  Even if we set it to trigger only if swiped from the verrry edge, it is still unbearably easy to do it on accident while quickly paging through stories.  We might experiment with an option to re-enable this now that phone screens in 2018 are almost 50% more wide, though, if folks are interested.

Bear in mind that you can also tap the upper-left hand corner near the feed icon/title to go back if you want a left-hand action, or you can tap the "done" button when you get through all unreads in a feed if you want a right-hand action other than the system back button.