Why Smartphone Manufacturers Should Add RotoView Tilt-to-Scroll into their Customized Operating Systems

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Smartphone Manufacturers Should Adapt RotoView Tilt-to-Scroll into their Customized Operating Systems

The smartphone software is generally divided into the customized operating system (OS) that is provided by the phone's manufacturer, and a collection of various apps, provided by independent app developers. Currently, app developers are required to include their own tilt-based scrolling implementation within their applications. In the example illustrated in Fig. 1., app1 and app3 use tilt-based scrolling so they both must include their own software implementation (marked in red). Each implementation must interact with the device's tilt sensors via the low-level functions of the operating system kernel, which is inefficient and undesirable in today's object style programming. In contrast, other common user interface functions like multi-touch (marked in green) are integrated within the customized operating system, allowing the app's user to use standard touch gestures very efficiently.

RotoView re-implemented
            in each app

Fig. 1: Inefficient incorporation of tilt-based scrolling in each smartphone app.

The duplication of efforts by developers who wish to incorporate RotoView-like scrolling is very inefficient and often results in a crude and less robust implementation. Another major disadvantage is the inconsistent behavior of the tilt-based scrolling operation among the various apps due to the different implementations by the individual developers. We promote a more efficient model that implements the tilt-based scrolling technology within the smartphone manufacturers' customized operating system in a similar way to the implementation of multi-touch (Fig. 2).

One RotoView implementaton
            in the OS

Fig. 2: Efficient incorporation of tilt-based scrolling within the phone's OS.

The new model allows all apps to access a centralized tilt-to-scroll interface using simplified high-level functions. This provides the following major advantages:

To add RotoView Tilt-to-Scroll technology to your customized Operating System, please contact Scott LaRoche, 1-281-879-6226, scott@innoventions.com, or use the following form.

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