Example of accelerometers utility

Al Johnson openmoko at mazikeen.demon.co.uk
Tue Dec 4 10:58:11 CET 2007

On Monday 03 December 2007, Stroller wrote:
> On 2 Dec 2007, at 15:42, Steven Le Roux wrote:
> > Here is a video which shows some applications for accelerometers in
> > a current phone use:
> >   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWc-j4Xs5_w
> I _love_ the ball-bearing inbox and the way that a message from your
> g/f might have a different timbre from one from your bank. That feels
> VERY innovative to me, and more than compensates for the stupid name
> (Shroogle? WTF?) and the dull video.

In a fair chunk of Scotland, including Glasgow where the code was written, 
shoogle means shake. Giving the phone a shoogle to find out if you had any 
messages would make perfect sense. I say this as an englishman who 
occasionally travels north of the border, so the details may be wrong :-)

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