Introducing the iOS Block | Pushing iOS
Android has the Widget, Windows the Live Tile and now iOS the Block. Simply pinch an icon bigger to reveal more information and release to leave it. If you like iOS the way it is, nothing changes. If you want a little more, it's all there.
Here's a video explaining the iOS Block
http://jaymachalani.com for more information about this research/analysis/design project.
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