Idea for Openmoko application: seismic sensor network

Vasco Névoa vasco.nevoa at
Sat Sep 20 16:23:44 CEST 2008

Now that our phones have accelerometers and are Internet capable, how 
about contributing to the "Quake Catcher Network"?

It is based on an open source project called BOINC 
( and therefore I think OM would be a very 
nice addition to the sensor network.

Maybe the "Gestures Daemon" could be expanded into something a little 
more generic (preferably integrated into FSO's Dbus API) and could 
filter the information, separating events by classes, like "Rotation of 
the Down vector", "Gesture", and "Seismic Vibration" (which are all 
mathematically different)... and so each client app (Rotate, Gestures 
Listener, BOINC, etc.) would pick up on the desired class of data.

Just an idea... :)

Vasco Névoa.

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