[tog] Tog Terminal: Touch Screen Monitor

chris harrington christopher.harrington1 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 3 22:16:27 IST 2013


Offering to develop an app? I could put something together, I suppose.


On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 9:14 PM, Jacob Thomas <contact at duckvionics.com>wrote:

> You offering to develop an app, Chris? Though the idea of a cheap Chinese
> tablet mounted somewhere in Tog may be a lot less hassle than a touchscreen
> monitor. But if Honta's willing to play around with what he's got, then
> might as well go with that.
>
>
> On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 9:05 PM, chris harrington <
> christopher.harrington1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> (I've never posted to the mailing list, so Hello everyone)
>>
>> Anyway, probably not what you had in mind but have you considered the
>> fact that a lot of people now carry touch screens in their pocket? An
>> Android/iPhone app could do what you need with the added bonus of the
>> possibility to deploy it on an app store to provide info to new comers on
>> their personal devices. (having travel info in tog doesn't really help
>> people get there, I mean they've already gotten there by then)
>>
>> Chinese knock off tablets are surprisingly not terrible and relatively
>> cheap, could mount one on a wall/in a table, wherever.
>>
>> There's a bunch of other stuff that could be stuck in an app too,calendar
>> of events, those measurements of the beer for the brewers to keep up to
>> date with, authenticate users in the app and build some sort of remote
>> unlock for the front gate, whack an IRC client into it.....
>>
>> Just thought I throw that out there.
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 6:40 PM, Sean Nicholls <seannicholls at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Hi All,
>>>
>>> I've had an idea for a touch screen terminal for Tog for a while.
>>>
>>> The basic premise being that new comers and members alike could use it
>>> to sign up for membership, print forms, find out some Tog history and
>>> location information (bus/train times) and other interesting features other
>>> members might suggest (controlling the Pi-Jector?).
>>>
>>> So I'm looking for two things: A cheap (preferably free) touch screen
>>> monitor and any ideas members and non-members might have for how this could
>>> work.
>>>
>>> Personally I'm most immediately interested in getting some basic Tog
>>> information, public transport information and Pi-Jector remote control
>>> going.
>>>
>>> Any thoughts?
>>>
>>> Sean
>>>
>>>
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