[Android] Distracting slide-in of new articles

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[Android] Distracting slide-in of new articles

Postby windy » 10 Apr 2016, 23:27

When I am scrolling through a feed, just scanning the headlines for interesting articles, the animation of loading new articles at the bottom is quite of annoying. It seems like when an article is loaded "on demand", it is added with a "slide-in" animation. Sometimes there is even a red loading bar which disappears very quickly.

This behavior is annoying since it redirects my attention to the bottom of the screen (animations and a red bar). What I would like to see is a plain list which just contains the items without any fancy animation.

So my suggestion is to provide an option to disable the animation. Another fix would be to just pre-load more articles, since once an article is loaded it is no longer animated.

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Re: [Android] Distracting slide-in of new articles

Postby fox » 10 Apr 2016, 23:54

if you decided to read the forum a bit before posting you'd know that my policy is not adding options for stupid shit like this

endure or use something else

>This behavior is annoying since it redirects my attention to the bottom of the screen (animations and a red bar). What I would like to see is a plain list which just contains the items without any fancy animation.

allow me however to express my condolences re: your inferior cognitive processes

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Postby fox » 11 Apr 2016, 08:22

>But let me give that answer back to you. If you had read my posting, you would know that there is a way without adding an option, just by increasing the number of pre-fetched articles. Your app does not cache aggressively enough on numerous occasions.

that's really not how listview animations work

>Unfortunately the only usable alternative is not developed any longer.

boo hoo another google or w/e ~refugee~ joins the forums

when will you people realize nobody actually cares and go away already

>So I am trying to make yours better by offering suggestions. I do not understand why you react so harsh to this.

mostly because your suggestions and reasoning behind them is really terrible and dumb which is why i'm not going to listen to (and, god forbid, implement) any of it

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Re: [Android] Distracting slide-in of new articles

Postby fox » 11 Apr 2016, 09:28

maybe continue to use facebook, op

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Re: [Android] Distracting slide-in of new articles

Postby nameless » 11 Apr 2016, 14:33

This is the very first time I actually witness anybody referring to Facebook's android app in terms of good development.
Seriously their Facebook app is one of the worst pieces of code ever written for Android.

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Postby fox » 11 Apr 2016, 14:34

well my code is p horrible so i guess thats something to aspire to

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Re: [Android] Distracting slide-in of new articles

Postby nameless » 11 Apr 2016, 15:40

we are talking about java so I always keep my expectations low.
The last time I used Facebook for android it didn't feel like a native app for android, probably because they weren't trying to even remotely stick to material design guidelines.

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Postby fox » 11 Apr 2016, 20:55

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