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=== Marble Touch on MeeGo Smartphones ===
 
=== Marble Touch on MeeGo Smartphones ===
Developed by Daniel Marth during Google Summer of Code 2011. User interface ideas (under development): On startup a "home screen" is shown that lines up a couple of possible activities. Each activity is represented by its name and an icon, aligned in a grid. Selecting any activity brings the user to the main screen. The main screen adjusts itself to the chosen activity and provides a way to go back to the home screen and related activities. Most activities display a map (MarbleWidget) as the main widget, but that's not always the case (e.g. during configuration).
 
  
Planned activities are as follows:
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See [[Projects/Marble/MeeGo]]
* Virtual Globe
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** Activates spherical projection, a satellite map.
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** Easy way to switch to other map themes.
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** Easy way to enable wikipedia and photo plugin.
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** Distance measuring should be possible.
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* Drive
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** Motorcar route planning
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** OSM map, merkator projection.
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** Related activities: Guidance
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* Cycle
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** Bicycle route planning.
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** OSM map, merkator projection.
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** Related activities: Guidance
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* Walk
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** Pedestrian route planning.
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** OSM map, merkator projection.
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** Related activities: Guidance
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* Guidance
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** Voice guidance during a journey.
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** Precedence: Known route.
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** OSM map, merkator projection.
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** Related activities: Drive, Cycle, Walk
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* Search
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** Textual search for cities, addresses, POIs, ...
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** Easy way to enable wikipedia and photo plugin
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** Related activities: Bookmarks, Around Me
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* Bookmarks
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** Access to the bookmarks
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** Related activities: Search, Around Me
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* Around Me
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** Activates merkator projection, OSM map, GPS.
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** Searches for POIs near the GPS location and displays them.
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** Optional category filtering.
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** Easy way to enable wikipedia and photo plugin
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** Related activities: Search, Bookmarks
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* Weather
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** Activates spherical projection, a satellite map and the weather plugin
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* Tracking
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** Activates merkator projection, OSM map, GPS
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** GPS track is automatically recorded.
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* Geocaching
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** Activates merkator projection and OSM map
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** Activates GPS and the opencaching plugin.
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** Easy way to enable wikipedia and photo plugin
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** Related activities: Biking, Walking
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* Friends
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** Activates the open desktop plugin (needs to be extended: at least login and).
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** Possibly other future plugins (e.g. google latitude)
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* Download
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** Download of map tiles, offline maps, voice guidance speakers etc for offline usage
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* Configuration
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** Tweak various settings
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Latest revision as of 12:32, 6 November 2011

This table shows the importance of certain use cases on different device form factors. See the sections below for an explanation of the use cases and device form factors. The importance is separated into three different levels: Main for primary features, Relevant for useful, but not essential features and Subsidiary for features that are rarely needed or do not apply to a certain device form factor.

Use case Desktop Notebook Smartphone Tablet TV Vehicle Plane
Exploration Main Relevant Main Main Subsidiary Subsidiary
Measuring Relevant Subsidiary Relevant Relevant Subsidiary Subsidiary
Search Main Relevant Main Relevant Relevant Subsidiary
GPS Tracking Subsidiary Main Relevant Subsidiary Main Main
Route Planning Relevant Main Main Relevant Main Subsidiary
Guidance Mode Subsidiary Main Relevant Subsidiary Main Subsidiary
Offline Usage Subsidiary Relevant Relevant Subsidiary Main Main

Contents

[edit] Device form factors

  • Desktop: The classical desktop computer system
  • Smartphone
  • Notebook
  • Tablet: Devices with about 7"-10" touchscreens and additional sensors (GPS, accelerometers)
  • TV: Set top boxes using a TV as display, often full-HD resolution
  • Vehicle: In-vehicle infotainment and "carputers" fixed to a vehicle. But not smartphones or tablets used in a vehicle for just a short period of time!
  • Plane: In-flight entertainment systems

[edit] Use Cases

[edit] Exploration

The user starts the Marble application to find out more about a certain region or city that interests him/her or just to explore the world. In this digital world atlas mode the spherical projection is mostly useful.

Main features include:

  • spherical projection
  • coordinate grid
  • overview map themes
  • country/city search
  • animated movement (jump to target)
  • wikipedia integration
  • bookmarks

[edit] Measuring

[edit] Search

[edit] GPS Tracking

[edit] Route Planning

[edit] Guidance Mode

[edit] Offline Usage

[edit] Distribution

  • Linux distributions
  • Windows
  • MacOS
  • Maemo
  • Meego
  • Android

[edit] Implementation

[edit] Marble Touch on MeeGo Smartphones

See Projects/Marble/MeeGo


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