Again: Advertising thoughts
giles.jones at zen.co.uk
Tue Jul 17 10:04:22 CEST 2007
Marco Barreno <barreno at cs.berkeley.edu> wrote :
> Another idea is to be able to switch modes. In "finger mode" there
> are 3-4 contacts shown at a time with a nice icon, or whatever fits
> will and is finger-sized for pressing. In "stylus-mode" there are
> 10-15 contacts shown in small text, for easy viewing.
> Perhaps this idea could be used more generally in other applications
I totally agree with the scalability option. Dynamic and scaling layout is very handy, not just from the point of view of different input methods but for future proofing.
We don't want to do what Windows Mobile and Palm OS did and have a fixed layout that needs to be refreshed each time the resolutions change.
For the latest Nokia communicator, Nokia has managed to tweak their GUI such that S60 apps can run on the inner and outer screens, the layout changes to suit. This would be something really useful on the Neo, imagine rotating the phone and being able to use the same application in landscape?
Such things would be nice to implement in the first version of the product so as to avoid any concerns about backward compatibility.
G O Jones
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