Project Proposal: Dead man's switch
ken at restivo.org
Tue Jul 22 00:05:13 CEST 2008
On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 10:05:55PM +0200, =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Diego_Fern=E1ndez_Dur=E1n_ wrote:
> Hi all,
> Sorry, a week of sinusitis is the cause of this crazy idea.
> What do you think about a little app that works as dead man's switch
> (DMS since now) in the FR? It can have the following features:
> - Trigger an alarm if you don't touch the screen before the countdown
> ends. Countdown can restart on touch.
> - Alarm can trigger different actions:
> * Call a number (112, 911, mum :) )
> * Ring/Vibrate
> * Execute a command
> - Use a voice synthesizer (festival) to talk and give GPS coordinates
> (or location associated with coords [note]).
> I would be interested in the development, and I can begin it myself
> but: As I understand would be better if it's developed using ETK and
> - Where can I get ETK and FSO doc?
> - Is there any interface guidelines?
> - How can I show the menus in the bottom and top of the screen (like
> Illume does)? There is any Openmoko toolkit over ETK to do this?
> Comments on this "thing" will be appreciated. (and sorry for my bad
> -- Diego.
> [note] Would be useful some kind of system wide human-readable
> locations associated with GPS coordinates (or and area centered in a GPS
> coordinates). The DMS, GPS located notes, GPS located profiles (sound,
> dim & lock, scream-if-I'm-locked-and-anybody-catches-me) could use it
>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinusitis
>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_man%27s_switch
I wouldn't have any need for such a feature, but it should be very easy to implement in a few lines of Python.
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