Devices with Screen Sizes Seven Inches and above in any OS are usable and practical for Viewing Websites, Blogs, CMS and WebApps. Hence it may not be practical to make your websites or blogs to work on small screens, as not much work can be done.
Dedicated versions of sites with summaries or updates, like it was long ago, may be useful . In other words smaller devices like your Five inch smartphone on a Slim Battery with no mouse or large keyboard, on an expensive data network, is not a full fledged business or browsing tool. The way to approach this is only with Sites suited for such screens, usability and networks.
5-6 inch and Less Use Fast Lean Website --|||-- 7 inch to 30 inch Responsive with Font Zoom -- |||-- TV Zoom All & Font Zoom+
Vital Needs for Tablets to move Ahead
HardDisk makers could make a Disk for Tablets. Think of MEMS, Linear Array Movements, CCD Heads.
HDD Brainstorm - Tangential Thinking is needed to create a new Hard-disc for Tablets to Augment the flash disk.
Power Base - Gadget with Storage, Power Pack, Dock, DVD drive for easy integration with tablet or smartphone.
Bluetooth or "Wireless USB" Speakers can be in "Power Base".
Tablet OS to detect more peripherals like DVD and run applications of a Network Drive so utility expands.
Tablets on March 2015
Claustrophobia - This is a common idea solution to all types of tablets. Today we have Home Cloud Drives that have Wi-Fi and 1-3 TeraBytes of Space.
Let us say we carve out an WebApp-Server in this and download and cache 100 WebApps. Now with a "Portable WebApps" launcher in your SmartPhone or Tablet. Launch your favorite WebApp, it Streams to the RAM, no flash is used.
This is safe, does not use flash and a Home Wi-Fi Media and Server makes you feel the WebApp is right in the phone. One day with Fiber-Optic Networks and Super Speed Internet, these WebApps can even stream from the clouds. That is far away. The practical way to enhance storage or your portable devices is this WiFi Mini Intranet Private Clouds. You could do that even today. Three Power States 2012
Other than the Wide Awake fully functional state, there has to be a 'Nap' and the 'Sleep' State.(It is Partial Implement in most tablets)
Nap or Sleep in Device
The Sleep State like Standby will not allow the WebApps in memory to continue running and Background tasks like GPS, Pinging, Status Check or alerts must not happen. The battery consumption must be close to the 'Off' State. Using only power for that Quick Awake in place of full boot.
In the Awake State WebApps in background like Inactive Games must either close by themselves or consume no power. Many people will forget to close the webapps, some consume power even when there is no activity in the apps.
The Nap State is a Sleep of a Dog, means half awake, then some background apps can run. Giving alerts by beeps/Led flash if so wanted without the system turning on. This is a Low Power Consumption state which means the Tablet is working - low Resources.
One could have a option to Turn Off, Nap or Sleep. Even the Timed Auto Off can be set to Nap, Sleep or Shutdown as the user Prefers. Default being Sleep with a Alert saying all Background activities are suspended with no alerts. It is the Battery that needs to last. Tablet Power Nov 13
Battery charge condition reporting like 85% should be on a good load. That is we pulse a electronic load and see the battery voltage. Else the battery will show full charge on small loads, even if it is 80% charge. Some hardware take care of this, some do not. Battery full charge can be ensured by an hour of charging after it shows charged on such devices. Butter Fingers and Ironman Thumb Issues 2012
Not all Men/Women/Neumen are alike. Some have movements with less control and others like Hands-on Miners or Blacksmiths have fingers with a layer of Tough Corny Coat to protect it.
We need 'Touch Gloves' or 'Touch Thimble'. (Made of Soft Silicones )These will empower even Ironman and 'The Hulk' to use a Tablet, Then only a Military Grade Space Ruggedized Version will do.
Too Slim is not Sensible
Let us not make tablets too slim just for fancy, Battery can be a bit bigger and tablet more sturdy. We need more 10 inch and 12 Inch versions. Tablets are the future and serious business. We have to make it the Ultimate Client Computing Instrument. Need to Dock 2012
Tablets like 10 inch types must come with a Desktop Dock like the Notebook Computers have. Placing in Dock, should just be dropping in a slot and snapping into place. An Integrated Keyboard and USB hub is also needed. The Tablet Battery Charger Circuitry must be designed to go into float or trickle charge when the Tablet is left in the dock for days. No Overcharge fear nor a battery dead tablet due to no charging.
An ability to use the Tablet as Monitor if possible. Means HDMI in/out both, maybe some have these. The Dock can also have the Taskbar Mini LCD using USB. This gives a Clutter free Screen and Desktop Computing Usage. The Dock can have Ampli-Speakers. Do not forget Bass Boost.
We can also build Battery Packs in some of the Tablet-Keyboard Case/Dock. In case of power failure (docks) or in the situation of battery going low during travel (cases)... The Battery Pack can recharge the tablet at least twice.
Tablet Things 2012
Internet Independent WebApps/Textbooks for Education with entire School bag and Integrated Education Calender.
A WiMax Network in Rural Areas also by Private Companies to make Affordable Internet for Students and Schools.
A Tablet, a Pen and a Notepad is all that a Student will carry to his School or College other than the Lunch-Box. Tablet Ideas
From my "Ideas of delabs" dated around 2011
A webapp to interface with Sonar, Micro-Camera-Matrix or Micro-Radar Walking Sticks for the aged or people having an impairment. This can communicate with another user's device, so that a family member or friend can keep a track of him.
It could be just a walk in the park, Another can sit on the bench and keep him alerted of any tricky negotiations. It also can be computed by a webapp which can Voice-Guide him to safety.
Wikipedia Search Results combined with an AI Query and Data-mining Engine integrated with a High Quality Text-to-Speech; can help people hear Answers to Questions they ask. Optional pictures and video on a concealed LCD Screen, Packed into a Feather Bag called "Dolly the Know-all Dodo". A witty, impertinent, extra-smart Bird-Bot.
I listen to music that was created in the Mono Age. You know about Pseudo Stereo, DSP Sound Synthesis too. What if it was a Live Mono-to-Stereo Player Option, That can be be like a filter or effect like in some of the Computer Music Player. This needs to use Touch Screen.
Play your Mono mp3, run this App. A Hall with all the Music Instruments thrown at one end and a Guy-icon representing you Appears.
Set the size of the Hall and Acoustic Type. Now for the Ambiance Simulation. Drag Drop the Guy (Listener) to some point in the hall. Similarly move the various instruments to suitable locations. Put the Vocalists on the Stage. This Software uses DSP and Fuzzy Logic to Separate and Phase/Delay the sounds. Every time you play the same Song, the Stereo Improves.
Low frequency, 1hz means One cycle per second, the pendulum in the grandfather clock vibrates at one hertz, earthquakes and tremors are low frequency vibrations.
This was once a page in my tripod or Netscape free homepage, created a little before y2k, later improved and posted in my earlier blogs. This idea may not be practical, some ideas derived from it may be of some scientific interest / tangential thinking
High frequency, vibration of matter above 20Khz (20,000Hz) slowly takes the form of electromagnetic radiations upto even giga hertz ranges. Light also is a vibration sensed and interpreted by the eye in vivid colors.
Now back to Sound, just like color can be resolved to three basic colors (eg. RYB), sound also could be resolved to seven or more distinct/basic harmonics (pure sine wave) with their intensity or pitch values.
Then there is a possibility of converting a sample of sound as a set of pitch information for the seven basic sounds, as the ear is more sensitive to harmonics this may be more accurate and melodious too.
This can be recreated as music by a smart music card, in other words the card should have a seven real time sine generators with pitch control, only the pitch information is given to them sequentially, it is like an hardware orchestra.
As the Hardware itself knows a bit of music, software will be less stressed. the possible advantage Hi-fi music at the speed of text transmission. For example a 10mS sound sample can be represented like this 02, 3B,1A, 22, 4F, 00, F0, in Hex. The hex values give the pitch of that particular note of the seven basic notes(similar to HTML color #04FF3B for R Y B).
If logical the above will need a sound card which is extra fast and generates true basic seven analog sine tones with smooth pitch control, and this may make music files a bit smaller.
Voice for telephony can be sent in real time in ASCII form, but this will mean the sound card to become more independent of the computer, as PC clock speeds may have reached saturation points (1Ghz), The only way PC can grow is to make its peripherals like sound card autonomous and intelligent so also the monitor, modem, HDD etc.
The sound card could relate itself directly to the modem and the CPU can do some real multi threading for a change, this implies the CPU has to be the manager now, so far it has been a very hardworker and does everything itself.
This in short means if the modem is downloading some file to the HDD, or winamp is playing a song the CPU should not even be aware of that, this is true multitasking and it has to be done by hardware not software.
This post was made when i found 'midi' sound format in small sizes, play better music than many other formats for that size or compression. The speed of internet was slow in those days and storing music in the web was a popular usage then.
After this post, some unrelated concepts were developed by others, appeared to be triggered by this. May be just a coincidence. One of which i suspect is in the cpu and pc hardware area. the other ... portable music players !
Oh my goodness, my ideas and ip, may have made me trillions. If i had only Blanket Patented all my unproven and vague concepts.
First Recorded around 1998 - Part of my Y2K Notes
Friday, August 01, 2008 - iPod Ideas and Suggestions by delabs. Parts from my old iPod blog. An email reply and feedback in 2008 that might have launched a Million iPads.
A mail that launched a Million Tablets
sent this feedback in 2008 while using a 1st generation iPod. After
which the iPad and other size devices arrived. I have to be recognized
for this, maybe a Rusted Badge, A Moth Eaten Coat or at-least a
Refurbished Doughnut. (this para added in 2018 and my name removed for
I have some suggestions or feedback on iPod.
Need for Three iPod Sizes.
Standard - The present Size - Good for most.
Medium - 5" by 3" - Industrial use and Business tool.
Tablet - 10" by 6" - Educational and SOHO use.
Some iPod Apps Ideas
Magnetic Compass - Simulated. - Outdoors
Walking - Jogging - Recorder. - Health and Fitness
Speed of Movement - Walk, Car or Plane
PDF Collections Sync and View
Maybe with GPS.
Wifi port could also be used to
interface with other devices like a WiFi Camera or Another iPod user.
even when Router or Network absent. Like p2p iPod. !?
The 'i' button at the bottom, which is like 'about' needs to be bigger, it does not trigger easily like the 'Done' button.
programs built must exit and free up mem and cpu. Some game programs
are not exiting well. It needs Reboot. Home button should force exit,
clear cpu and mem. Program makers should give an exit for the programs.
am running out of Desktops and Screen Space on my iPod Touch, I have
only 9 desktops and have space for 16*9 = 144 Icons or Programs, Only.
the Music Icon leads to so many music files, why the organizing for
applications is limited. It could be that, i did not figure how to
accommodate more than 144, some of which are used up by apple apps.
find that there may be more than 600 very useful programs, which are
free or paid apps from app store in iTunes. A provision for at least 500
icons would keep us going. I feel just a Program folder option will
solve the problems, nested only one deep. Even an option of four colored
folders for every desktop will solve the problem without stressing
usability. - delabs Notes 2008
Entering Login details thru Keyboard has been found to pose security
risks. I just got an idea which i will explain with an example. This is
much safer as it uses mouse clicks and no ASCII characters encrypted or
otherwise move on the SSL Page in TCP/IP, No keystrokes are generated since only a Mouse is used.
When the Secure Login page is visited by the User, He will see an image (png) with randomly generated Numbers (or Alphabets).
This is done using a Captcha like process.
the user in order to Login to his Account will click the Numbers (image
map - js onclick). The numbers can be scrolled, inc/dec (area on number
top/bot). He will set the User ID and Password with a series of clicks
(just like Combination lock.
When he is done he will
Press Login. The safest Login that can ever be achieved, no trace of
number anywhere. The only risk is posed by an Onlooker or a Webcamera,
Hence this can be used in closed Opaque kiosks only.
Random Captcha AlphaNumeric KeyBoard Layout Imagemap. The User and
Password field will be textboxes as usual. The User will click into
textbox, a key-layout appears on right (ajax). The user clicks the
alphabets and numbers on keyboard image and then he presses Login.
Here the password will appear as ****. And the keyboard imagemap layout is random size usable AlphaNumeric Single png Image.
Blue Whales - Giants of the Sea
Some pages have scripts that make the pages smart, these are pages that can think and react, they are Live Pages. This makes your page work with a array of computers from a service provider and behave like a software application.
This page and its accessories when downloaded to your computer are stored as files, in an allocated area on your computer. You can view them when you go offline and delete them from your browser history. This is the local computer cache.
In order to speed up the internet such cache of pages may be made at cyber cafes, Internet service providers and other servers in the path, or even at the host. It may be more important for mp3 and mpeg than for simple pages, to make web run smooth. These caches are also flushed periodically.
I feel as web grows, there may be a cache on every pole, at every street corner. Then you can use your computer to watch HDTV.
Sometimes due to stubborn cache in the browser, isp server or host, the files you uploaded, may not show up in the browser. So this is a trick you can use, when you just cant wait.
Delete the file at host, clean and reload your browser a few times till that element does not show on the page, upload the new replacement image or script. Now view page in browser after clearing history. Reload if required. You will see the new updated element.
If it is an xml, js or any other file you have to submit to a webapp for testing, but it does not respond due to cache. Rename and submit file, each time.
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