Wednesday, August 4, 2010

VirtualKeyBoard in a good shape

hi guys.. The VirtualKeyBoard on which i am draining my energies from quite sometime has now come into a proper shape .Right now i am a proud developer who can say "In a next versions of the freoffice you would be using my virtual KeyBoard and the best part is it can dynamically build keyboard for any ,..just aneey language ".It has some default languages which directly come with the keyboard and these can not be removed from the language basket ,where as the rest of the languages can be downloaded,added and respective keyboards can be built to the languages basket in ONE CLICK .Removing the unused languages from the languages basket is also very simple.In a single statement i can conclude that your documents on FreOffice would now onwards contain more than just ENGLISH .You would not only love the functionality of it but also the effects it produces makes you very delighted .I would come with a lot of screenshots and maybe video also of the VirtualKeyBoard tomorrow .Till then keep waiting :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

hi all I am BACK

Today after a long time i have found some time ,no have forcefully allocated some time for blogging .I am in a great enthusiasm to speak a lot of things ,most of them geeky :)and rest are hmm,...

I am in NOKIA R&D(Bangalore) from june 16th,and have been working seriously on FreOffice's advanced presentations using the accelerometer which is present on the N900 .Life was little tough in the beginning of the project ,dint exactly know where to start and how to plan the project .After some ground work, I got to know that i had to learn DBus for this project.Learnt it in a few days and started with the implementation part.Now,after finishing the project i feel very happy to look back at the functionality developed by me .Its really cool and changing slides during the presentation has become really nice and convenient for the presenter.Just the tilt of the N900 moves the slides.To make it more user friendly ,i have given the response in terms of the vibration to indicate the slide movement.Later i was asked to implement the scrolling of the pages using the accelerator.This time i was well equipped with the previous experience so did it much faster and obviously better.Now,scrolling the pages on the FreOffice is a beauty ,you dont need to touch the screen ,Guys!! just bending makes it work.Amazing rite??I was very happy for the same when my product owner complemented that "reading has become fun with this functionality :)".

have a look at some of the screenshots from my N900




the button accelerator scrolling symbolized by 'a' on the right bottom corner is the icon for enabling/disabling the accelerator based scrolling.All the documents which can be opened on the FreOffice can be scrolled .Presently its in OFF state.

After clicking 'a'



This functionality can be used in both fullscreen and normal mode ,but this video is taken only in the fullscreen mode