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Re: Project status

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 09:34:54 -0600
Cc: "public-coremob-camera@w3.org" <public-coremob-camera@w3.org>
Message-Id: <CFA01F9B-1172-45C1-996D-4AB368913988@w3.org>
To: Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com>

On 3 Dec 2012, at 12:50 AM, Tobie Langel 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].)
> I suggest we split-up the work into two applications.

Can we split the work into two functionalities but leave it as one app, where the camera functionality is only available if you have a camera?

> The camera app we're working on and an accompanying picture gallery app,
> that would automatically sync with e.g. Dropbox.

Can we (also) address the following scenario without Dropbox (E.g., just pushing to an HTTP server):

 * With my phone I take a photo.
 * The photo is pushed to a server
 * Any clients who have asked to be notified of updates are notified
 * They reload and have the latest photo.

That way I can take a photo with my phone and it shows up on the tv screen on the wall (after a short delay).


> 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.
>> 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.
> --tobie
> ---
> [1]: 
> http://techpresident.com/short-post/if-spike-lee-taking-picture-obama-makes
> -ipad-photography-look-ridiculous

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