OpenMoko - SoC--- is there a mentor?
jsuggs at murmp.com
Mon Mar 26 15:44:01 CEST 2007
>> > please fell free to comment...
I've only loosely followed this conversation, so please forgive any
oversights or re-hashes. However I did notice two things 1) Google
Summer of Code 2) Finger Splash application
So, here is my input. Google wants *high quality* projects that will
hopefully have far reaching benefits. So, instead of bickering over
minor details that are hard to come to a deterministic conclusion via
email. Why not write the proposal for something along the lines of
"advanced input system for mobile devices." Part of the proposal could
be to do some research on the most common letter sequences and
incorporate that into the design. Think different languages and a
pluggable expandable architecture. Think possibly shortcuts to common
words. Think predictive text. THINK! Instead of trying to hit the
nail on the head before you even get your hands dirty, why not take all
of the ideas and develop prototypes, then see how they stack up in the
real world with real people (ie different thumb sizes).
Bottom line, think BIG. Make this project something that Google will
notice. Make it something so that text input on a mobile device (an
area that is HUGELY lacking) takes a HUGE step forward. Having
something like that would bring great publicity to the OpenMoko platoform.
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