TimeAndDatePickers

Revision 6 as of 2013-08-21 10:57:42

Clear message

Ubuntu Touch should have a set of time and date picker controls.

Use cases

  • Setting the device time and date in System Settings.

  • (not for the initial release) Adding someone’s birthday to the address book, with or without a year.
  • Fine-tuning the time and date of a Calendar event.
  • The Clock app currently uses its own clock hands for setting a timer or countdown value.
  • HTML time and/or date controls in Web pages.

HTML time/date controls

HTML’s <input> element, and therefore the Ubuntu Phone browser, requires controls for entering particular parts of a date and/or time. These are not heavily used yet, but will become more widely used as browsers implement them.

Control

type=

Nullable

Can have min/max

Step precision

Potential components

time

time

yes

yes

seconds

hour, minutes, seconds, fraction

date

date

yes

yes

days

year, month, day

week

week

yes

yes

weeks

year, week

month

month

yes

yes

months

year, month

local date and time

datetime-local

yes

yes

seconds

year, month, day, hours, minutes, seconds, fraction

global date and time

datetime

yes

yes

seconds

year, month, date, hours, minutes, seconds, fraction, time zone offset

Specification

There should be six pickers: time, date, week, month, local date and time, and zoned date and time. Each of these can vary in appearance depending on

Common elements

Time dial

Spinner

Time picker

Date picker

Week picker

Month picker

Local date and time picker

Zoned date and time picker

Design process

Competitor analysis

Design workshop

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Applying the basic ideas to the use cases

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