Okay, so I think I’ve finally wrapped my head around how Scopes works.
… But I’m not convinced that I fully grok why Scopes works that way.
It’s clear that Scopes is supposed to be very different – and better – than what’s available. But I haven’t yet found a piece of functionality that doesn’t exist – in more flexible form – on, say, Android.
But, more importantly, I’m not seeing the actual – in practice – benefit.
Let’s say, for example, that you want to read some comic strips. You happen to already have the RSS feeds of your favorites set in either an Ubuntu Scope, or a good newsreader app on Android. Here’s how each works in a practical way:
On Ubuntu Touch as a Scope : You swipe to the side N number of times until the scope is found. This might be just one swipe. But, if you have only 10 scopes configured, you’re swiping roughly 5 times on average.
On Android via an App : You tap the app to launch it. If you have app category folders… two taps total.
So… for efficiency’s sake you get to your information faster (or, at least, expending less physical energy) using a more “traditional” apps-launched-from-the-desktop approach.
Or is there a trick I don’t know of to browsing through scopes in a faster way?