We're looking to redesign the interface of VDownloader to more closely match the style of Windows 8 and make everything a bit cleaner and more user-friendly. In terms of application architecture we think the current system of tabs for each input method (direct download, search, feed, history, storage) is quite good though having DVD in the same list might not be the most logical since it's for output (burning converted video to DVD).
We might like to include some more functionality in the future such as recording (screen grabbing or otherwise), so this might be an additional input tab in version 4. For output we're thinking we might offer CD and iTunes for instance. We would like to have a design for these tabs although this functionality does not exist yet.
Please note that you are free to recreate the structure of the application if you can think of a more logical/intuitive way to present the functionality to our users, or even include controls or options if they make sense. You do not have to worry about any technical aspects as our developers will accommodate anything which is feasible and it's easier to take things out than it is to put things in.
By vitzo on 5-Apr-13 6:44 p.m.GMT
Keep in mind that the output format should probably be visible at all times since it is vital for the user to know what format their downloaded file will be. Also, all functionality of the previous version should be kept, although you are free to change the workflow entirely if you think the UI would look better or the user experience would improve.
The tabs we will need are as follows Activity, Search, Browser (used to be Web), Feeds (used to be RSS), History, Storage || Disc (used to be DVD), Mobile (new)
By crowdSPRING on 5-Apr-13 7:16 p.m.GMT
The buyer has uploaded a new file in this project. You can download that file in the DETAILS tab.
By vitzo on 6-Apr-13 4:47 p.m.GMT
To clarify the tabs, the || previously included was supposed to be a separator to distinguish between input and output of video, the the tabs are;
Input: Activity, Search, Browser (used to be Web), Feeds (used to be RSS), History, Storage
Output: Disc (used to be DVD), Mobile (new)
By vitzo on 8-Apr-13 11:21 p.m.GMT
This project has been changed to a small website type. This means;
- Designs for mobile apps are no longer necessary - We will require designs for the Activity, Search, Browser and Feeds tabs as well as the "Options/Configuration > Output formats" window
To anyone entering the contest, please make sure to run the Beta version of the product to see its current functionality (which needs to be retained in your designs) or contact us if you do not have a Windows computer at your disposal.
By vitzo on 12-Apr-13 9:18 p.m.GMT
Need some time to refine designs and see all the screens that are included in the project