Article Source MoblinZone
November 20, 2009, 1:54 pm
Software designers âÃÃ¬ particularly, those developing the user interfaces âÃÃ¬ are realizing that Moblin-based netbooks and MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices) are a horse of a different color than what youâÃÃ´ll find a small laptop to be. While the hardware on a netbook or MID is obviously designed for mobility, itâÃÃ´s the user expectations and use cases for the devices that really say âÃÃºIâÃÃ´m not a laptop any more.âÃÃ¹
In the first part of this series, we discussed context and the âÃÃºleaning forward/sitting backâÃÃ¹ modes of user interaction with mobile devices. In this article, weâÃÃ´ll focus on specific user-interface issues that can mean success or failure (that is, use or disuse) for a Moblin app. LetâÃÃ´s start with real estate and the landscape...