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I wish …

I wish to thank to everybody for the awasome reaction to the concept.

I believe that what we’ll see in the apple presentation this evening (in Spain, where I live) it’s going to be great, much more great that any concept we’ve see till now. They have had the time, the resources that they have need to develop something so great.

I’m also believe that the table is going to produce a paradigm shift. I’ve not have the time to show you a lot of things that I can see this object is going to bring. For example I’ll beleive there must be three kinds of Applications:

– Native tablet apps (I call them tapps). In my interface their icons are rectangular shapes.

– Legacy iPhone apps runnig in emulation ala widgets. In my interface show their actual square icons.

– What I call control surfaces, that emulate the physical ones that exist in the market ,like the color correction ones, edition, audio mixers … That kind of apps also will bring a new type of controllers to another kind of programs like photoshop, 3D apps like Modo, Maya … It will be the best control surface out there because it can be any of them. Their icons in my interface are middle ractangles with a wire attached to them and the icon of the real app inside.

I believe that all the reader stuff that people are crazy about it’s only the candy bar that is going to help to sell the generation one.

The real game changer here is the paradigm shift in the user interface. Think about that for a moment. Actually all of us interact with the computer with only a pointer ( and some keyboard shortcuts). One action at time. That’s what the applications are designed for.
That’s the real reason that make the idea of use a full desktop OS In a tablet a failed one. Our everyday applications are not designed for the multitouch paradigm.

What if you can control at the same time various factors in, let say, a paint app. You can draw with your index finger and modify the opacity and thinkness with the thumb and the middle finger of this hand while changing the color or the position or rotation of the canvas with the other hand. That’s the change. The apps will be optimized for the best pointing tool that we have. Our hands.

It’s about time to finish. I left a lot of things to explain but I hope that Uncle Steve will do it for me and much much better. In about 20 minutes.

Thanks again, enjoy.

See you soon.


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Unlock Screen

Unlock screen

The unlock screen shows you basic info like local wheather, local time and a sliding line calendar (I believe that these must be configurable modules and that the unlock screen doesn’t have to show any personal data). If you have setup a home location then, one tap over the time or the weather areas changes the info from local to home and viceversa).

The unlock screen have two sliders and both unlock the system exactly in the same way, but there are one difference. If you unlock the tablet with the left slider the system assumes that you are left-handed, right-handed otherwise. This way the menus fit naturally to your behaviour.

iNote Unlock Screen

You can unlock your tablet in two ways: Slide to unlock and Sign to unlock.

Slide unlock

When you unlock by sliding, not by signing, you access to the default public desktop. The default public desktop doesn’t contains any personal data, photos, email accounts etc. No recent items are shown in the apps and there is not home location. You can browse the web, access to the public projects system, public downloads and all the media, apps, tapps and control surfaces marked as public (by default) .

Sign unlock

Sign to unlock only works if you haver least one registered user. When you sign to unlock, the user desktop, private data, projects system, apps, media are shown. The sign is made by drawing a continuous line over a matrix of simple figures Like circles, boxes and triangles. You have to conect at least six symbols in a single finger movement (conecting the dots).

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