[Loadstone] loadstone on n97 mini

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Thu Jan 20 07:07:13 GMT 2011


I hadn't heard of this concept. Not a bad idea and just something else to 
consider when designing loadstone's interface.

On Wed, 19 Jan 2011, S. Massy wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 07:42:42PM -0800, Shawn Kirkpatrick wrote:
>> I have one of these phones for loadstone development and you're
>> right in that you have to have the keyboard exposed in order to use
>> hot keys. The screen doesn't flip up like a laptop but slides
>> sideways to the right and then you turn the phone to use the
>> keyboard. When the screen is open it does tilt up slightly so it
>> does make the phone a little thicker and bulky. I'm working on a
>> method to use the touch screen on this phone but I'm not exactly
>> sure how that's going to turn out yet. For the moment thoe I
>> wouldn't recommend this phone for use with loadstone. It works but
>> the user experience will not be what it would be with a traditional
>> phone. I'd say this about the entire touch interface in general.
> Are you aware of the solution the fellows working on accessibility for
> Android came up with to deal with the whole touchscreen issue? If you
> aren't, in a nutshell, wherever the user lays his finger becomes the "5"
> of a numeric keypad, and then sliding the finger up, down, or diagonally
> gets you the number desired. I owned a G1 briefly running their
> "eyes-free shell" and, after a short readjustment period, I got to like
> the concept quite a bit. Unfortunately, my carrier would not allow
> updates past 1.5 and I was stuck with a phone which was mostly
> inaccessible, so I got them to exchange it for a Nokia E71 with Talks.
> Still, I thought this way of dealing with the touchscreen most
> innovative and clever.
>
> Cheers,
> S.M.
>
>>
>> On Wed, 19 Jan 2011, Kit wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Omer,
>>>
>>> So, while using it, you have to keep the screen up, exposing the keyboard, like a lap top right?
>>>
>>> I personally will never get use to such usage especially in public places.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> KITT.
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: жmer Yesiltas
>>> To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
>>> Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 10:56 AM
>>> Subject: [Loadstone] loadstone on n97 mini
>>>
>>>
>>> Hi all, i have been trying loadstone on an n97 mini phone for a few days.
>>> This phone is a touch phone and has a qwerty keyboard.
>>> It also has the 4 way navigation keys.
>>> I have installed loadstone to this phone and it works well. since it has a keyboard, you can control the program with the keyboard shorcuts.
>>> You only need to click the options or exit buttons using screen.
>>> other functions can be used easily without need of touch screen.
>>> for those who wish to try on n97 mini or who wish to buy that phone can buy it.
>>> It has a simple interface and touch screen is not so hard to use.
>>>
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