Redsgned is normally a place for specific redesigns of websites, apps and logos. Occasionally though, we’ll feature a concept that merges one or more ideas or concepts, but still within the redesign idea. One such idea is a fusion of the mobile operating systems, iOS and Windows Phone 8. Both OS platforms have their benefits and downsides, and both have their fans both famous and not-so-famous.
Apple recently dipped into the “flat” trend with their usual aplomb, whereas Windows has had a flat style for their last two iterations, with their famous Metro tile styling. But, what would happen if you combined the two styles?
Marcelo Marfil has created a stunning representation of what it would be like if Apple adopted Windows tiling system into their iOS 7. Live tiles with visual representations and data, coupled with the distinctive iOS 7 style makes this a mobile OS I would love to try on the iPhone 6. From Marcelo [translation]:
“Basically, the idea was to combine the very best of both worlds. iOS is certainly the most advanced mobile operating system market, however the sins of customization options and interaction of the Home screen, in my opinion. I believe that Windows Phone brings the best is just that, allowing the Home Screen has his face, giving more control over what is important to each user. Also note that I added two extra buttons on the handset itself, back and Siri. They aim to solve some problems:
Back: People live a higher asking Apple smartphone, but few consider why he has not come yet. Because this form factor is larger than the current Apple devices, press the “Back” button on the top left of the navigation would be impossible with only one hand – which would make the user experience problem. There is no secret: if one day Apple cast a wider and / or longer apparatus was inevitable rethink access and navigation buttons.
Siri: I know *many* people who do not even know of the existence of Siri and others to know, but often forget to use it. How Siri is an important resource for Apple, it seems fair to bring it to the forefront with a dedicated button, which at least would make people use / know more assistant – which is very useful.”
UPDATE: Thanks to a comment, I was drawn to an error of mine where I’ve missed out the link to the actual redesign, something I try to include on every post. However, looking through Dribbble and other sites I usually find redesigns I couldn’t find Marcelo’s design anywhere. The closest I got to finding the redesign in the wild was on a Brazilian tech site, reporting the design by Marcelo, which is linked here. If I find a site or page where the actual design is, if Marcelo hasn’t removed it, I will update this post again in due course.