Samsung should use diagonal swipe to increase image size with a fade out button to Auto-zoom, a ping or vibrate at the end of the page would be every bit as effective and "playful" users could even assign their own sounds such as a Homer Simpson "Dohhh" or the sound of Pacman dying just for a couple of examples. This survey was conducted by Apple and is biased for Apple it is ridiculous to assume that users would pay an average of $33.00 for each feature on a device. After paying for the electronics and activation my Droid Charge would cost over $2,000 just in features. My phone cost me less than apple believes their 3 "cute" features are worth, as a consumer I have just developed a new loathing for Apple.
Break down the price on a new Iphone or Ipad deduct the manufactured cost of the device then calculate which features are more important to the users and assign reasonable cost benefit analysis, the 3 features in question become trivial relative to the price of the device but those are the figures that should be used to determine the value added to the Samsung devices by Apple patented "gizmos". Apple does not believe than competition drives the marketplace and would rather eliminate all competition giving everyone a generic box with no need to innovate since they would be the only game in town. Apple may feel it is necessary to milk their customers for every dime possible but they should not feel that since they do it the entire industry fall in line and do the same. Shame on you Apple! Being the owner of several Apple devices and an ardent consumer of high end electronics I am appalled that Apple seeks to defeat their competition through obliteration rather than innovation. As a parent I now feel responsible to provide alternatives to Apple for all of my children as an example of capitalism gone bad. Apple will need to go a long way to convince me that they see the error of their ways, until them they should see this post as only the first of many. I am setting my watchlists to Apple, please feel free to look for my future posts.
making a page model real-world elasticity is not IP. double-tap-to-zoom isn't either - any more than pointing or pinching or single-tapping is. these are all gestures taken from The Real World. you know, the thing we all live in, the thing that makes such interactions non-novel?
Apple should be praised for its success, but not given fealty. in fact, it should be punished for resorting to litigation rather than innovation.
You're seeing the difference first hand between the "white box" model that IBM used in rolling out the PC vs the "feature ecosystem" approach of Apple with smartphones and tablets. Samsung walked into the difference in models as if head first into a buzz saw. It will be interesting to see if the "feature ecosystem" is defensible. If it is, bye bye white box forever and we'll have a lot of unlearning to do. This will usher in the era of differentiated user value, and out with technical data sheet superiority.
I can't believe those things actually were patented. Double tap to zoom? How is that non-obvious when we're been doing double-click to zoom for ages? Bounce-back? Of course you're going to have a moving thing bounce back if you're trying to emulate real-world behavior. It's a basic physics simulation. I'm sure someone must have done it before.
I am so sick of innovation being blocked at every turn by obvious stuff being patented left and right. It has to stop. Can we drop the last 10 years of patents and start over by patenting only real inventions please?
This is nonsense--I most definitely would not pay $100 for the privilege of reverse-pinching---I maybe could spare a hundred cents, if I didn't feel revulsed by this whole situation.
I think the study is self serving, and Apple should be ashamed as a technology company for playing this game. My personal take on their attitude is that they ran out of good ideas for the future, so they seek rent on competitors and ultimately end users. I support the IP rights for significant inventions, like the idea of multitouch--too bad Apple didn't invent that either, like they didn't invent the mouse or windows.
This supposed survey is a joke. Nobody will pay $100 extra for some UI features that are not valid patents. In the end, I suspect the court ruling in the case between Apple and Samsung to not be favorable to either party. The government will step in for anti-trust reasons and block everything once one side decides to appeal whatever ruling comes down. The government, whether it is the US, the EU, China, or whatever, will never allow one company to control the whole cell phone industry.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 16 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...