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Thread: New "Ultimate" Front End Being Developed: Looking For User Input

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    Disagree. With touch screen:

    1. Take hand off steering wheel, move toward screen.
    2. Glance at hand and screen to coordinate location to touch.
    3. Glance at road
    4. Press button or re-coordinate location for hand to touch because of bump or accel/decel.
    5. Press button.
    You need bigger buttons, and/or a tactile anchor/reference point near the screen.

    It's true that you have to look at the screen to tell what is highlighted, but that's a good opportunity for the voice control to speak up and tell you, so you don't have to look at it.
    That is a very cool idea.

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    I'd like to see as much interaction with Google as possible.

    -Sync with google calender
    -Use SyncML
    -Sync with folder on home computer

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    Suggest that when an item is selected that it zoom larger, like it is being magnified.

    Also, when you double click to bring up that common controls menu, I also suggest that it be defaulted to a mute button, which doesn't appear to be one of the items on the common controls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    Suggest that when an item is selected that it zoom larger, like it is being magnified.

    Also, when you double click to bring up that common controls menu, I also suggest that it be defaulted to a mute button, which doesn't appear to be one of the items on the common controls.
    Yes, a mute button, thank your for the insight, i will be adding this.
    Thanks for all the input

    Quote Originally Posted by BrownieMan View Post
    I'd like to see as much interaction with Google as possible.

    -Sync with google calender
    -Use SyncML
    -Sync with folder on home computer
    Google Sync as well as the ability to sync to your home computer to automatically transfer files will be available.

    The Google sync will be available one of two ways: one is when your car is parked near enough to your house to pick up your wifi signal, and the other is using a live internet connection, such as pairing your phone with the carputer or through a device like the MiFi from Verizon or Sprint
    - Project: Unified Car Control
    - Original OpenMobile Interface Designer

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSFW View Post
    Which skins that use lists that scroll by dragging the list box content, so there's no need for scroll bars?
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    Oh yeah... that rings a bell. I gotta play with those some time.

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    - Project: Unified Car Control
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    Lets be honest, the safest way to navigate a car pc is to implement a highly specific/trained and accurate voice command interface. Similar to OneVoice on Streetdeck, before that **** hit the fan. Then it would only require 1 button, usually a steering wheel button, and u just tell the PC what to do, and it repeats what its doing and does it! Safest way possible that I can think of. Good thing about this is it's starting to get popular.

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    I'd like to add my opinion on why you should still tailor your FE toward touchscreen.
    Systems with stuff like the powermate, iDriver...etc. all require you to know where the selection is, therefore you can't really take your eyes off of the screen. On the other side of the issue, touchscreen although you have to point to a spot to click, most people like myself, has done it 1000s times and memorized where most things are. I can usually next songs/play/pause without looking at the screen at all. Altogether you can always achieve more per press/click with a touchscreen. The only way you can true take your eyes off the screen is perfect speech recognition, which is more expensive to do in my opinion.

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    Okay, so i have moved on from this project, because I have found someone else who wanted to work on a front end that went along with what I had in mind.

    so i have been devoting my efforts on OpenMobile led by justchat_1

    IMHO this project is coming along very nicely, I think you should check it out

    thanks to all who gave their input
    - Project: Unified Car Control
    - Original OpenMobile Interface Designer

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