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Re: Project status

From: François Daoust <francois@joshfire.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 16:30:28 +0100
Message-ID: <CAFZhi7znD+Es9J2q8517W6M93qtEGW+5R_M6j0RuyDwigTascw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com>
Cc: "public-coremob-camera@w3.org" <public-coremob-camera@w3.org>
On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 7:50 AM, Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com> wrote:
> Putting everyone to Bcc.
> On 12/3/12 4:50 AM, "Ian Jacobs" <ij@w3.org> wrote:
>>Glad to see the thread already kicked off with discussion of design.
>>For the MWC booth, we are planning to have these screens (probably
>>mounted side-by-side on a wall):
>>  * phone
>>  * tablet
>>  * laptop
>>  * television
>>I hope to work with all of you on adaptive layouts for these screens.
> A camera app for anything beyond mobile is going to look strange. (Have
> you ever tired taking a picture with a tablet? It's awkward[1].)

It depends. Trying with a TV suddenly makes taking a picture with a
tablet pretty cool ;)

> I suggest we split-up the work into two applications.
> The camera app we're working on and an accompanying picture gallery app,
> that would automatically sync with e.g. Dropbox.
> There's potential for a lot of code reuse, but it's two very different
> applications.
> The gallery app seems in scope of what François described as an
> application Joshfire would be interested in developing.

I confirm. The one thing's missing for us to be able to create a
gallery app that integrates data from the Dropbox folder that the
camera app will sync pictures to is a Dropbox data API connector
within our Factory system. That's relatively straightforward. We
propose to work on this in January. That's indeed completely separated
from the camera app project.

If time allows, we'll also try to develop an application template that
reuses the look-and-feel of the gallery app to create some sense of
thematic consistency across devices. Again, that's independent from
the camera app project.

>>We can do our demo in a controlled environment with specific
>>screens/devices. Anyone have suggestions for good standards-compliant
>>setups for those four types of devices?
> The feature requirements of the camera app will dictate what mobile device
> it can run on. Afaik, it'll need to be a last generation Android device
> running Chrome.
> I have fewer technical concerns for the gallery app.

Ref. TV, model matters more, as Web technology support varies greatly
from one model to another. A Samsung SmartTV (2012 model) would be
great to have, for instance. Ian, I suggest we have a side discussion
on this.


> --tobie
> ---
> [1]:
> http://techpresident.com/short-post/if-spike-lee-taking-picture-obama-makes
> -ipad-photography-look-ridiculous
Received on Monday, 3 December 2012 15:32:09 UTC

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