[Geowanking] the iPhone discussion
kevin at phunc.com
Wed Jan 10 14:36:08 PST 2007
Anselm Hook wrote:
> it would be fun to exploit the multi-touch for example or the
> accelerometer; or to rotate a map view, do spinny globes with local
> caching like worldwind, or to do time sequenced data (rolling a time
> dial back and forth) or to show thousands of points, polygons or other
> dynamic features at once, or to do offline or p2p composition and
> resynch to the net only periodically; do cellstumbling, port say
> legacy games like mame to use the accelerometer or gps if any etc...
> even if not ubiquitous its pretty clear the iphone will already
> dominate and so it seems worthwhile to write to it...
Yeah, great ideas. I like the applications for the Mac Book Pro that
take advantage of the accelerometer and light sensors. For example,
being able to switch virtual desktops with VirtueDesktops by tapping the
laptop is actually somewhat useful. Kludgey, but useful. Or the hack
where you can hook a RooTooth up to a Roomba, and control/steer your
robot vacuum with a Mac Book Pro by tilting it. Pretty nifty. Again,
hacky and not entirely useful, but at some point with enough
experimentation we can identify new ways to interface to technology.
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