This is an update to the last post about the App picker. Apparently there was a newer (4 days old) video that I had missed, so here it is.
The designs are from Jakub Steiner and the implementation is coming from Carlos Soriano who let a comment in the previous post (Thanks!).
Since it is from a gnome core designer, I will do that, and just that, so all of this(animations included) will be landed (if all goes fine! =) ) and yes, Do that is possible with clutter, and in consequence it is possible to do in gnome shell (althougth the graphics cards skip some frames and animations can’t be more smooth than the graphics cards allow)
If you see too much animations, don’t worry, we are working on that just now, and it is in a very early state, feedback will be discussed with the design team when implemented and we will adjust all these things.
Paging is just to help spatial memory (my app is around page 2-3), but Shell’s search has hugely improved , you can just type (text) and get all the text editors, so paging might not be really necessary –at least for keyboards :)
The animations isn’t just for the aesthetics but they show where applications are stored (9-dots icon).
There was a discussion about creating collections in Shell Apps similar for example to Documents. That means (if they implement it) you will be able to grouping your Apps into custom AppsFolders, because the current default sets don’t work really good and carry all the problems that pre-defined categories had.
Notice that all these are currently early designs!