Multitouch Special Sauce: Features You'd Love to See

Registered by Duncan McGreggor on 2010-10-19

We'd like to dedicate this session to brainstorming on a handful of oft-requested features, and the feasibility of 1) doing them at all, 2) doing them in a set time-frame, and 3) doing them in Natty.

Features to be discussed so far:
 * using an iPad to control an Ubuntu installation (i.e., a large trackpad)
 * creating a touch app for Ubuntu to act as a remote control for TVs
 * enabling auto-flip for the Dell XT2 (and similar form-factors with screens that rotate around)
 * enabling auto-rotate for tablets with the appropriate hardware

If you'd like to see others, update the whiteboard with your suggestions!

Tags: hci-n, hci, touch, multi-touch, multitouch, applications, utilities

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Duncan McGreggor
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Chase Douglas
Definition:
New
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

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Sprints

Whiteboard

 * autorotate
   * tabuntu? lp project (tablet-screen-rotation-support)
   * support is getting better
 * separate cursors for interacting with touch and mouse simultaneously
   * you can configure X to do this
   * supported via MPX in XInput 2.0
   * ideally, the cursor for the touch source would not be visible; just the mouse cursor
 * Equivalent to MS Touch Pack?
   * we don't have this
   * we do have PyMT sample apps -- a good place to start
   * any ideas? share them with PyMT mail list!
 * iPad as a sophisticated remote control
   * "lots" of hardware that can support 2-touch (1 is probably all you need for a remote) and ubuntu
     * ideacom (4 touch), joojoo (egalax), wacom, cando, mozart
   * lots of crazy ideas that are possible...
   * advanced remotes (e.g., home automation, light shows, serious multimedia)

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