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Springboard

The Springboard pattern is OS neutral, working equally well across devices. It is also sometimes referred to as a Launchpad. The Springboard is characterized by a landing page of menu options that act as a jumping off point into the application. Facebook followed the Springboard design of the iOS home screen, and they were quickly emulated by other applications.

Facebook Springboard and Ovi Maps

Figure 1-2. Facebook Springboard and Ovi Maps

Trulia and LinkedIn

Figure 1-3. Trulia and LinkedIn

NewsRoom on Palm and Yahoo! on Nokia

Figure 1-4. NewsRoom on Palm and Yahoo! on Nokia

Personalized Springboards can be used to display personal profile information inline with the menu options. Typically a customization feature is available for changing the Springboard layout.

PayPal personalized springboard and early Gowalla

Figure 1-5. PayPal personalized springboard and early Gowalla


  

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