Kite UI Concept: No Thanks

| December 4, 2010 | 2 Replies

There is a new concept in the works for the Android world called KiteUI which gives the user a completely custom look and feel to their device.  This concept UI is not just a launcher or home screen replacement app, it is a full interface much like HTC Sense, that completely transforms the way you navigate through the device.  You basically have something in my opinion that resembles more of a widget feel to the entire device.  After seeing the concept in action I personally would not use it, but the response we have heard from our readers has been more positive.  Check out the video below and be sure to drop us a comment with your thoughts on this one.

A bold new Android concept called KiteUI has been in the works over at XDA for a good 2 months now and just this week emerged with video showing where the project is possibly headed.  We’ve seen ideas like this in the past and always jump for joy thinking that they will be landing on our phones in a matter of weeks, but we all need to consider the amount of work that goes into a project this massive.  KiteUI isn’t just another launcher or home replacement, it’s an entirely new interface (like HTC Sense) that will change the way your phone functions entirely.  I’m not trying to shoot down everyone’s hopes, but if you want this puppy to come to life, you should start showing a ton of support for the developer in the source thread down below.  Ask questions, provide feedback and if you know anything about coding, try to offer up your services.  Just don’t spam off to him asking to be a tester.  Please.

And I’m off my little soapbox!

So what is KiteUI?  We’ll let their team describe it for you…

The kite UI is built off of a pretty simple idea: You have 2-3 views in every app. Flicking left from the middle view will bring you to the right view and vice versa. While you are in the right view, for instance the ‘social’ view, you can dig deeper by pressing on a friend. If you want to move backwards in this view all you do is flick right. If you are in the left view you move backwards by flicking left.

Simply put, when you’re going deeper within a certain view you move further away from the middle. Moving closer to the middle equals moving backwards until ultimately your on the first ‘level’ of the view.

Source:  Droid Life

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  • Dan Seifert says:

    This does look pretty fresh. I am a whore for eye candy though…

  • yourfriendwayned says:

    yeah but for me, it needs way more black haha