Some ideas for the accelerometer

ROULLAND bruno bruno.roulland at
Fri Oct 12 11:52:14 CEST 2007

Hello, this idea could be great,
but this option could shut up the phone when you walk,no ?

2007/10/12, Dietz Proepper <dietz.openmoko at>:
> Hi,
> first, I'm new to this list, hello.
> Second, an the reason to subscribe ;-) I've got an idea for using the
> accelerometer. If it came up before, sorry for the bandwidth.
> But now, for the real stuff.
> The following scenario, you carry your phone in some pocket. Now it rings,
> but you want it to get quiet quickly. What happens? You start digging for
> your phone, struggle for the "get quiet" button. Wouldn't it be more
> comfortable to simply knock at the pocket (and therefore the phone),
> detect the acceleration of the shock and shut off the bell? I don't have a
> Neo to try, but if the accelerometer is sensible enough to realize such an
> event, it should be quite easy to implement I think.
> If that works, making "knocking the phone" some kind of input event might
> be the next logical step...
> What do you think?
> kindest regards,
>         Dietz Proepper
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