Application suggestions - a compilation

michael at michael at
Sat Nov 25 21:01:32 CET 2006

On Sat, 25 Nov 2006, Richard Franks wrote:

> On 11/24/06, Ben F-W <openmoko at> wrote:
>>  Please note that this list deliberately didn't include promotional ideas
>>  ('limited offer' discount etc) or hardware/technical suggestions,
>>  although this line was sometimes hard to draw. My rough definition was
>>  whether it was something I'd expect to explain to an end user without
>>  getting a blank look.
> Great work - not a fun task, but much appreciated!
> I think your list could be filtered by three main categories (for wiki
> purposes):
> 1) Neo1973 Application Ideas - anything which can run on the
> out-of-box device according to the preliminary spec.
> * Geolocation based services
> * Encryption/Privacy/Security
> * Contact Management
> * PC Connectivity (home/office)
> * Sound
> * Video
> 2) Neo1973 Hardware Hacking - ideas which would require physical
> modification or adaptation (including USB devices) to the Neo1973.
> 3) Neoxxxx - Wishlist Ideas - software/hardware ideas requiring
> features potentially available in a future model (wifi, bluetooth,
> accelerometers, three buttons, etc).
> I'm most interested in what I can do with the first category. There is
> some cross-over between #2+#3, but the rule of thumb would be - if you
> have no idea about the technical details, stick it in wishlist
> instead.
> Once the categories have been decided upon, and the wiki set up.. I
> have a bunch of time this weekend I could volunteer towards migrating
> Bens list to the wiki.
> Cheers,
> Richard

Please add peripherals. I'm a hardware hacker, and especially interested in
rapid prototyping and low-tech interfacing. One of the reasons I was so
excited to see USB host support is the availability USB to analog and digital
IO interfaces. Using off-the-shelf components to prototype, I can imagine a
small front end that would allow me to use my phone as a multimeter and slow
oscilloscope. Or an Ethernet network analyzer/sniffer and cable tester. Or for
connecting to the debug port for my robots (without having to drag out the laptop).

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