Video demo: Openmoko Neo Freerunner Features Accelerometer-based Gestures, and Screen Orientation

Martin Šenkeřík martinsenkerik at
Mon Aug 11 15:19:09 CEST 2008

I suggest more discreet gestures, like was the shaking one. I
understand it is harder to recognize them and not to recognize them by
accident in normal use. But what about starting recognizing only with
pressed AUX button? You can replace actual function of "locking
screen" by much more where one of them will be "locking screen".

That were some my thoughts about usability, indeed your work is realy
great! Keep on going ;-)

On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 2:53 PM, Ross Woodruff <rossw1991 at> wrote:
> Dont have my freerunner yet but that really is a great bit of work, keep
> it up, can see this being really useful, only criticism some of the
> gestures seems to be a little, well, over the top, I mean, if I was on
> the bus and I started doing the Z shape for example people would think
> what I was upto, do the gestures have to the this exagerated or was that
> just for the demo so people could clearly see what you were doing?
> Paul-Valentin Borza wrote:
>> Hi,
>> As Google Summer of Code 2008 is almost at its end, here's a video
>> showing what you should expect out of the accelerometer-based gestures
>> project:
>> There still are some things that need to be worked on for the GUI, but
>> I will release another package on Thursday/Friday with everything
>> you've just seen in the YouTube video.
>> Again, big thanks to Daniel for helping me out with the problems I
>> have encountered on the way. Thanks Daniel!
>> This doesn't mean that I'll stop working on the project; on the
>> contrary, I will continue to improve it, and I'll use the Neo for my
>> primary development target.
>> More on
>> Thanks,
>> Paul
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