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Re^2: Perlmonks SmartPhone App

by perl.j (Pilgrim)
on Jul 15, 2011 at 17:39 UTC ( #914670=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Perlmonks SmartPhone App
in thread Perlmonks SmartPhone App

It would basically be a simpler PerlMonks layout in app form. Of course, as was said in perlmonks iphone app, we could make a mobile site. But that has it's cons such as no money would be made.

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Re^3: Perlmonks SmartPhone App
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 16, 2011 at 02:35 UTC

    It would basically be a simpler PerlMonks layout in app form.

    I don't have an iphone, so maybe you could elaborate -- specifically, how it would be different from /bare/?node_id=914664

      It would still have all of the features that PerlMonks on a computer has, just in a more organized, app-friendly layout.

        It would still have all of the features that PerlMonks on a computer has, just in a more organized, app-friendly layout.

        I'm asking you, what would this app-friendly-layout look like?

      Hi Anon,

      If you haven't seen a touchscreen iPhone or an iPad, you should go to a store near you and get a demo. In my view it's the biggest paradigm shift since the GUI. If you are viewing this through a normal GUI window (MS or Linux or whatever), it would be hard to explain. First, there is no real keyboard. It is the reason why Google now has a small keyboard in it's search bar. Second it's flat or nearly flat on the table in front of you, like a book. It has no mouse, instead it has all sorts of 'gesture' programming, which means you can scroll by strocking the screen in the direction you want it to scroll. It also has 'kinetic' scroll. Which means it continues to scroll with a gradually damped effect after you finished touching the screen. When it reaches the point you want you just touch the screen again.

      pj is right, pm needs to reflect these new changes in technology. They require interface changes.

      Regards

      Steve

        I do surf Perlmonks from my smartphone (HTC Desire Z), and I found /bare to be enough of the "Smartphone" UI I need. But maybe if you can tell us what exactly should be stripped/changed, we can work in this direction. "Paradigm shift" doesn't tell me where to.

        But maybe part of the problem of me not getting it is that I have a smartphone with a hardware QWERTZ keyboard and use the multitough thing just for scrolling and clicking links.

        If you haven't seen a touchscreen iPhone or an iPad, you should go to a store near you and get a demo.

        I have seen the commercials, I have a mouse and a touch pad -- gestures aren't foreign to me -- gestures aren't apps, and my questions was, how would an app be different from /bare?

        pj is right, pm needs to reflect these new changes in technology.They require interface changes.

        PJ never suggested anything about gestures, besides apple already made the necessary interface changes :) because they didn't provide a mouse -- scrolling/zooming/forward/backward... gestures work in their browser, it works with /bare/ -- what would an app do that is different?

        pj said more organized, app-friendly and that sounds good, but then he doesn't explain how -- do you know?

        Maybe all /bare needs is a start page or something ...?

        pj said in the OP that top 100 free apps earn $15,000/mo but have you seen the top 100? They're all games, music/videos/images, social networking, search, weather, maps, games --- nothing programming related, so there goes that incentive :)

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