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Hide toolbar at the bottom when scrolling down - reveal it when scrolling up (Example: Medium on Android).

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Charlotte renamed this task from Build reading focus mode (no nav, etc) to [EPIC] Reading focus mode (no nav, etc).Sep 28 2020, 3:45 PM
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Dbrant claimed this task.Oct 2 2020, 6:48 PM

Thanks @Dbrant — looks good. This leaves me with lust for more and be even more experimental. I’d like to go a step further and explore hiding the status bar. This, distraction-free territory, is something that no other Android app has explored yet. Are you up to create an APK to test it out? I know there are cons to this, but also pros!

Disclaimer: given that we’re still planning usability tests in regards to the new search (T259883), we might need to be careful with releasing this in a rush. Since the toolbar is hidden after scroll, search is going to be harder to find. Again, pros and cons.

Thanks @Dbrant — looks good. This leaves me with lust for more and be even more experimental. I’d like to go a step further and explore hiding the status bar. This, distraction-free territory, is something that no other Android app has explored yet. Are you up to create an APK to test it out? I know there are cons to this, but also pros!

Unfortunately that's not how the status bar works; it cannot be hidden/shown based on scrolling.

Thanks @Dbrant — looks good. This leaves me with lust for more and be even more experimental. I’d like to go a step further and explore hiding the status bar. This, distraction-free territory, is something that no other Android app has explored yet. Are you up to create an APK to test it out? I know there are cons to this, but also pros!

Unfortunately that's not how the status bar works; it cannot be hidden/shown based on scrolling.

Okay gotcha. Then let’s try hiding it on tap rather than scroll, as outlined below:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/djg0fwckjlfbysw/hide-interface.MP4?dl=0

I’m really interested in usability testing a completely distraction free concept against the one that we already have (T254771#6569005).

Okay gotcha. Then let’s try hiding it on tap rather than scroll, as outlined below:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/djg0fwckjlfbysw/hide-interface.MP4?dl=0

I’m really interested in usability testing a completely distraction free concept against the one that we already have (T254771#6569005).

What device was that video taken from?

Okay gotcha. Then let’s try hiding it on tap rather than scroll, as outlined below:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/djg0fwckjlfbysw/hide-interface.MP4?dl=0

I’m really interested in usability testing a completely distraction free concept against the one that we already have (T254771#6569005).

What device was that video taken from?

This above is the Apple Books app on iOS.

The Kindle app on Android does the exact same thing though:

Focus modeTapping the screen (except article links)

Video:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/sjabm1t2dunbgjp/20201105_133618.mp4?dl=0

Imagine reading Wikipedia, an edge to edge experience on your screen, no distractions – just the content – and you.