like my previous requests this one did spawn from an request someone made who clicked himself widly through all apps on a preinstalled watch and making a wish list.
This time he came accross the selector for watch faces. You know, when you "longtap" the watchface at home long enough a selector will appear where you can selecte other watches. While we do not intend to make a watch face by our own (at least not now), that whole "sending the current window as as smaller version of itself in the background and offering a new layer of interface to interact with while the original ui still dwells around in its smaller representation visible in the background" is located at that wish list I told you about.
So, right now I'm using a single edje layout. It will get replaced with other edje layouts when its necessary. And now it should be done to longtap at any point and get such a "distant view" with a couple of additional input options (well... moar buttonz!).
Sadly, I still have no idea what kind of UI interaction had been used to make this work. I don't even know what its called after all... and scrolling through the whole api didn't bring any enlightenment to me.
Does anyone of you know what that feature is called, so I can go out and find out the "how to implment" by myself? Or even better, does anyone know how to create this kind of effect? I can offer a longtap callback that should start the voodoo/magic/witchcraft necessary and... well, maybe another edje with transparent center?
some confused fellow