Chrome OS, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery/Processing as a multitouch platform?
Posted: 16 May 2010 07:29 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I was just thinking, what about Chrome OS, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery/http://processingjs.org/ as a multitouch platform? Is it possible?

I personally believe yes. There are many examples of CSS3 based animations, transitions and other stuff (http://robertnyman.com/2010/05/06/css3-animations/, http://robertnyman.com/css3/, http://www.webdesignerwall.com/trends/47-amazing-css3-animation-demos/) that can greatly create the ux of multitouch applications. HTML5 provides us with offline data, canvas, audio, video and many other usefull tags (http://html5.mattonik.sk/, http://html5demos.com/).
JavaScript, jQuery or/and Processing can provide logic for these applications and even physics engine.

So I think it’s really possible to use this combination to create real multitouch application.

Of cource, there are many other things that might cause problems, like connecting external devices, but do we really need this in all cases?

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Posted: 16 May 2010 08:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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This is exactly what i’m thinking from a long time. But after spending a lot of time into PyMT, i’m searching a way to convert our framework into Javascript/HTML5 etc… and continue to use python, and make app for web or desktop… If you wanna try with me smile

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Posted: 16 May 2010 08:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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That sounds interesting. I was studying PyMT for some time and it looks really great.
Anyway, I know HTML and CSS (at least I hope so) and it’s much more easier for me to use these and now they really offer a lot of usable stuff. And by connecting it with your framework and all that power it provides, it will be just great!

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Posted: 16 May 2010 08:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Let’s said that with PyMT “converter”, you can use HTML5 audio/video, WebGL, Web socket etc....

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Posted: 16 May 2010 08:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Web Socket, yeah! That will be great! Even other things, but web sockets are really great.
And what about using node.js with lets says couch db as a back-end?

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Posted: 16 May 2010 12:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Anyone any ideas? Tests?

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Posted: 16 May 2010 03:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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This is a great idea! smile I think you can really go beyond Chromium OS or any particular OS for that matter. If we have a reliable platform to develop multi-touch applications using web standards, we can reach everyone who uses just a web browser; that is really powerful!
I am definitely interested, and hopefully will be able to help if you guys start a project. I have basic js and css knowledge and I am planning to use PyMT for some prototype multi-touch applications that I need to develop as part of my masters project. PyMT looks very promising and I think it would be a great ground to move toward the web based technology.

I look forward to hear more about this

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Posted: 16 May 2010 04:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Chromium was just a tip for standalone lightweight linux-based system, that can probably run ccv, pymt and this layer as all-in-one package (sort of snowflake competitor even with os in itself ready to install on any pc in mt table). And yes, of course, any browser with enough support can be used.

I plan to build easy information panel with this, so hopefully there will be some videos soon.

Hope there will start some cooperation on this somehow.

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