New prototype app may allow for air writing with cell phones

New prototype app may allow for air writing with cell phones
Is texting not your way of sending messages? Well, it looks like you can forget about having to use a numeric keypad or QWERTY keyboard. Instead, you can simply write short messages in the air by holding your mobile phone like a pen. It may seem strange right now, but a prototype of a new application may allow cell phones with accelerometers to do just that. Additionally, you can draw a diagram and have it sent to an email address. There are still some limitations like having to pause between each character and that it cannot register cursive writing – so there are still improvements need to be made. Researchers are expecting it to be released some time in the next several months.

source: Yahoo



1. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

interesting... but writing in the air would take much longer than actually typing on the screen... as far as a diagram goes... isn't that what a stylus is for? I guess I will need to see the application work to better understand its purpose and make my decisions then... what would be more interesting is if someone could make a way to get a phone with an accellerometer to work with nintendo wii! via bluetooth.

2. surethom

Posts: 1698; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Stupid & useless you would look an idiot.

3. chupum

Posts: 115; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Agreed... Now if they had a home computer interface that would replace the mouse with the technology imagined by Steven Spielberg in "Minority Report", which is shown in the inserted photo; now THAT would be cool...

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