New ideas for Gamesome UI

Hello everyone,

I haven’t been using this blog for a long time, but now I’d like to revamp the UI of Gamesome to make it simpler and appealing on TV devices as well.

Many of you seem to not like the new colored boxes UI this much, so I’m asking you how the Gamesome UI should ideally look like. I’ll collect your feedback and try implementing a new UI based on it. I have several ideas, but I don’t want to make another mistake, so any suggestion is very welcome!

Do you have any ideas/suggestions? Don’t hesitate contacting me at the support email:

gamesomeapp at gmail dot com

12 thoughts on “New ideas for Gamesome UI

  1. Hey there! I am using your awesome app every day and really enjoy having a great games launcher / library on my phone. The minimal / material design is awesome and you shouldn’t change it.

    One way for user satisfaction is giving more customization options like changing the icon and the background color of a console.

    What would be awesome too is to directly start a game when tapping instead of opening details. You could add an icon to the cover to see the details though.

    Also it would be great is having favourite games for every single console. So I can set up separate favourites for DS and GBC.

    You could also add customizable UI colors like many apps already feature (like Shuttle Music Player).

    The details page could be optimized by not displaying the cover image as a background image but as a card with the shortcuts beneath it. https://material.angularjs.org/latest/demo/card

    An option to disable immersive mode would be awesome too, so you don’t always have to swipe up to get back.

    But for me the most important thing is: If you plan to radically change everything please leave a legacy app available so users who don’t like the new version can install the old one instead.

    If you need help (I’m a Screendesigner) contact me any time.

    Thanks for your awesome app, it makes retro gaming so much more enjoyable.

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  2. Zeix says:

    I showed off the first version to my friends a lot but not so much the blocky 2.0 with tiny icons. I hope you can make the thumbnails resizable or bigger so that one can really look at the cover arts all lined up like before. Great stuff through! Keep up the good work. It’s only getting better and better!

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  3. Alex says:

    Could you create Themes for change background color/wallpapers and icons. Congratulations. Great Frontend. Another option: The plataform´s menu like Emulation Station frontend menu.

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  4. michael says:

    Personally I have no issues with the look of the program I think it is easy on the eyes and don’t feel you should invest much time with the interface right now. I would rather see more time spent documenting the settings themselves so we can tweak them on our own. I have a few additional emulators that I use and would love to know how to add them to the interface. I also agree with the comment above, having the ability to launch the game directly without having to go thru the information page would be great, as well as having all of the emulators return directly to Gamesome after quitting the game.

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  5. Randman says:

    Great work on a great front end. A favourites icon for each profile would be nice and a favourites icon on the main page with all platform favourites would be awesome!

    Also, how I remove old remove old rom paths?

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  6. Heder says:

    Please add visual option, change icons of the consoles, change the size of the game covers, change other visual options, the old gamesome versions were much more beautiful than the current one, so it would be better for each person to change and leave as he prefers .

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  7. What I would love is a back button on the interface. The app is full screen so the navigation bar is auto-hidden. Which means to go back a screen I need to open the menu or slide my finger near the screen edge to make the navigation bar reappear.

    This isn’t an issue if you have a controller or a remote, but that is not always available.

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  8. Jim Bozley says:

    I also think the UI is just fine. Don’t let the haters get to you.

    I’m loving GS, and will be paying for it shortly. I have a few small issues I hope you don’t mind me mentioning here.

    – I have to set the Game Metadata Folder to my SD card every time I launch GS, otherwise it uses the internal folder

    – Searching frequently causes GS to crash while I’m entering the search string

    – The RetroArch ParaLLEl N64 emulator won’t launch, Retroarch Mupen64Plus works from GS, and ParaLLel works when launched from RetroArch directly.

    I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab A running Android 5.1.1

    Thanks for the great work!

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