Apple investigating flick, pour to send 'physics metaphor' gestures for iOS

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  • Reply 21 of 25
    vspvsp Posts: 32member
    Ah, Android will surely copy and come out with a better version. Android's version will be the most intuitive of all: You grip your Android phone, move your right or left hand in a back-and-forth motion several times below the level of your abdomen and a torrent of squirt will then splash all around your devices. Oh a bonus: a tremendous flow of release will surround your whole being.
  • Reply 22 of 25
    drdoppiodrdoppio Posts: 1,132member
    Ugh.



    What's with the obsession for mimicking the physical world? The appeal of computerized devices is exactly in NOT having to conform to the rules of physical reality.



    What is more magical than typing in (or saying) a magical word that syncs/transfers/copies exactly the files you want, to exactly the place you want them, without you having to worry about manual selection, visual feedback, holding your device in the correct orientation, keeping the right distance from receiving device, audible cues, etc...



    What a waste of technology...
  • Reply 23 of 25
    dan32dan32 Posts: 2member
    But Anroid has few cotroverions functions, google can control your phone and uinstall or install software...
  • Reply 24 of 25
    lilgto64lilgto64 Posts: 1,147member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DrDoppio View Post


    Ugh.



    What's with the obsession for mimicking the physical world? The appeal of computerized devices is exactly in NOT having to conform to the rules of physical reality.



    What is more magical than typing in (or saying) a magical word that syncs/transfers/copies exactly the files you want, to exactly the place you want them, without you having to worry about manual selection, visual feedback, holding your device in the correct orientation, keeping the right distance from receiving device, audible cues, etc...



    What a waste of technology...



    We inhabit a physical world - and as much usefulness as there may be in creating virtual realms that do not exist in or which augment our reality - I think you are missing the point here that making those virtual devices behave more like objects with which everyone is familiar and which interact with us in ways that our entire existence has trained us to expect can be a good thing.



    Imagine if you were tying to pour water from a bottle to a glass and the laws of physics were suddenly null for the water and instead of gravity pulling it down to your glass it just sprayed all over. You would be very surprised because that is something you do not expect. So too with technology - having it behave in ways that can be related to by anyone - "pouring" your data from one device to another may seem odd to those of use who use technology evey day but it sure is more self evident than C:/copy *.* d:/ or even click and drag.
  • Reply 25 of 25
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 23,301member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lilgto64 View Post


    We inhabit a physical world - and as much usefulness as there may be in creating virtual realms that do not exist in or which augment our reality - I think you are missing the point here that making those virtual devices behave more like objects with which everyone is familiar and which interact with us in ways that our entire existence has trained us to expect can be a good thing.



    Imagine if you were tying to pour water from a bottle to a glass and the laws of physics were suddenly null for the water and instead of gravity pulling it down to your glass it just sprayed all over. You would be very surprised because that is something you do not expect. So too with technology - having it behave in ways that can be related to by anyone - "pouring" your data from one device to another may seem odd to those of use who use technology evey day but it sure is more self evident than C:/copy *.* d:/ or even click and drag.



    Here's a mild surprise that's making the news rounds in the past hour. Apple's trademark application for multi-touch? Denied!



    http://9to5mac.com/2011/09/26/apple-...patent-office/
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