Brainstorm

In development, Milestone Harmattan

Add Portrait mode input

Posted on 2009-09-22 14:23 UTC by Nick Leppänen Larsson. Status: In development, milestone: Harmattan

To allow input in one-handed portrait mode usage, one would need an effective input method.

E.g. when using a portrait mode messaging client.

 

Add universal support for ASR (automatic screen rotation) throughout the UI

Posted on 2009-09-24 21:42 UTC by Marcus McFann. Status: In development, milestone: Harmattan, Categories: Desktop, User Experience, System, Devices, Other.

It would be nice if the N900's UI rotated no matter what app you used. While third party apps can stipulate a specific mode such as portrait or landscape, the UI should support it natively in all parts of the UI.

The N97 is a perfect example of a similarly configure device that supports ASR and can be used as a case study.

 

 

Hardware-Keys should control Media-Player, even when locked

Posted on 2009-06-17 09:55 UTC by Keywan Najafi Tonekaboni. Status: In development, milestone: Harmattan, Categories: Media, Devices.

I want to use the Internet-Tablets as a media-player (like iPod). But it's difficult to change a song or the volume, when it's locked in my pocket. The hardware-keys like (+),(-) and (toggle fullscren) could be used to control media-player, even though touchscreen and keyboard is locked.

 

Implement portrait mode in Maps

Posted on 2009-09-02 15:22 UTC by Marat Fayzullin. Status: In development, milestone: Harmattan, Categories: Location & Navigation.

Using Fremantle Maps in portrait mode is important for pedestrian navigation. The user would carry the device in his pocket, taking it out with one hand to quickly glance at the map. Portrait orientation gives following advantages:

1. No need to rotate the device, stored vertically in ones pocket.

2. Possible to hold and use the device with one hand, like Nokia's Symbian phones.

 

Ovi Maps Turn by Turn Navigation

Posted on 2009-12-15 22:44 UTC by Sascha Makela. Status: In development, milestone: Harmattan, Categories: Location & Navigation.

Currently there is no Turn by Turn Navigation in Ovi Maps. However, this is an essential feature for a Navigation application. The only question is how should this be implemented.

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