davx5 2.5 feedback
I kinda liked the old 2.4 setup, where I’ve seen all carddav/caldav/webcal related info in one view.
The new, 2.5, UI where this is hidden in different tabs feels like a step backwards. Now I have to tap up to three times to get the same information.
I also miss the visual clue (the contacts and event icon). Less tech-savvy people probably don’t know what carddav and caldav means.
devvv4ever last edited by devvv4ever
Thanks for your feedback, however we knew that this one would pop up (it’s obvious) The reason behind the change of the UI was that were facing a lot of different use cases lately: from users with only a few resources to users with a huge number of calendars and address books. Big lists were not performing well and sometimes it was impossible to scroll through a big list and selections were very laggy. Therefore we needed a more performant way with the newly introduced RecyclerView (together with the also newly introduced Room database this is very useful) which can only be used in a separate tab for full performance (it needs to handle scrolling and can’t be nested within another scrollable container). Also imagine someone having a large number of address books (it already happens with 6 or more address books). People needed to scroll down very long or some people didn’t even know that there was a second section for CalDAV calendars and WebCal (they didn’t see it and didn’t know it was there). The titles did not change anyway - it was named CalDAV and CardDAV in earlier versions. We will maybe also use the additional space for more information in a second line under the title of a resource. I hope that clarifies some of our decisions!