As there are efforts to make the website look more modern, I thought that maybe we could do the same to the client, to be more attractive to new users. Some comparisons: (Aurora, G-Droid, F-Droid)
Personally, I think that F-Droid is the least attractive the first two in all cases, in the third one I do not have any preference.
This will confuse a novice user:
- The “installed apps” are hidden somewhere in the settings
- There are three kinds of viewing a list of apps:
- “What is nearby? / I have a flatrate, why would I need it?”
- use a start page similar to G-Droid’s one
- Ask @webDev whether he/she would like to do something about the design?
- Hide “Nearby”
- Use an “Update” screen similar to Aurora’s one, which also contains the installed apps
What means “Modern” to you seems to mean “Classic” to me (?). New UI / UX of F-Droid app
Can be easily, since Nougat, solved with Icons: Shortcuts & Tiles https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroidclient/issues/1248#note_126962438
F-Droid original client would be much better if somes could help with missing metadata (screenshots & description per apps) on Gitlab…
No, I rather thought of modifying the existing one to something more material-like and to something that matches the look of the new website. I’d say that the current design is about similar to the current design of the website.
Yes, but I do not think that it should be placed that prominently.
I’m afraid that especially new users won’t find out about this.
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