Ears and FR

Scott Derrick scott at tnstaafl.net
Fri Jul 18 03:55:34 CEST 2008

It would make sense to me to lock it automatically when you seize a call 
and have some unlock mechanism, be a slider or (Z)edlock if you need to 
access the screen.

Simple and idiot proof.


Jeffrey Malone wrote:
> I think you're way over thinking this matter to seriously consider the 
> accelerometers as an option.  Sure, it sounds great... but add in 
> practicality.
> So when the phone is vertical, it locks the screen and dims it?  What if 
> I'm in a call, and bend over to pick up something off the floor?  Or if 
> my movements are such that I don't keep it quite vertical?
> And something that "learns" my habits? Would that not just be a very 
> difficult thing to implement, and an extremely annoying thing to "teach" it?
> Simple solutions are the best and most reliable.  A "slider" is the best 
> choice, as it is reliable, intuitive and relatively simple.
> Jeffrey
> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 3:26 PM, Al Johnson 
> <openmoko at mazikeen.demon.co.uk <mailto:openmoko at mazikeen.demon.co.uk>> 
> wrote:
>     On Thursday 17 July 2008, Hans L wrote:
>      > On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 4:31 PM, AVee <openmoko-comunity at avee.org
>     <mailto:openmoko-comunity at avee.org>> wrote:
>      > > That should be fairly doable if I understand the accelerometer
>     stuff
>      > > correctly. During a call the phone should be unlocked when its
>     horizontal
>      > > or vertical. Any other angle probably means your holding it
>     against your
>      > > ear...
>      >
>      > I don't think it will be that simple.  If I pick up my cellphone and
>      > hold it in a natural position in front of me(as if i were about to
>      > press a button to hang up), it is neither completely vertical nor
>      > horizontal.  Making assumptions about orientation of a phone when
>     held
>      > against someone's ear, versus how they hold it in their hands might
>      > not work well in all cases.
>     You can always have a calibration routine - hold in front and press
>     button,
>     hold to ear for 5 seconds then back to in front. Besides you can
>     always add
>     an override.
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