[all] Don't answer a call by turning FR upside down..

Helge Hafting helge.hafting at hist.no
Fri Aug 28 13:00:32 CEST 2009

Risto H. Kurppa wrote:
> Hi!
> There's been this rumor about using accelerometers of Freerunner to
> ignore a call around.
> At the moment there are no useful applications for gestures, only
> (great!) games: mokomaze, doom etc.
> Someone wrote the framework for gestures but it's not been actually
> integrated in any(?) distro.
> From what I heard the issue is that reading accelerometers is very
> CPU-intensive.
> Phone (framework, something?) sees a call coming in
> It starts to sniff the accelerometers
> If the phone is already upside down (on a table), don't alert (or
> maybe with vibra or something)

Can you check that is is exactly upside down, and ring anyway if
it is a few degrees or more off from completely flat?

People put phones is pockets. Women put them in handbags, even. So the
phone may end up upside-down, but rarely completely flat.

> If the phone is not upside down, alert as predefined.
> Continue sniffing: if the phone is turned upside down, go silent, stop vibra.

And reject the call too, I guess?

Helge Hafting

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