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Old 11-17-2012, 09:55 AM   #1
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Brussels
Device: Kobo Touch
nickel replacement

Hi all,
As promised a few days ago in this thread http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=195514, I provide some pictures of my nickel replacing Java application on my Kobo Touch. The idea for this application is based on the work by Michael Zucchi (http://a-hackers-craic.blogspot.be/search/label/kobo)

The first one is the Home Screen.
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The upper part of the screen shows a list of recently read books. The lower part contains icons for several "Applets", e.g. Calendar, News, Mail or Reader.

The Calendar can be displayed in a month, week or day view. One can switch through the different views by tapping on the icons at the right part of the menu bar. With a swipe to the left or to the right one can go a month, a week or a day back or forward.
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By a long tap one can create a new event, by a normal tap on an existing event one can modify the details of the event.
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The events are stored in a file in XCAL (XML iCal)format. I hope to implement in future a synch mechanism for my thunderbird calendar at home.

The Reading Applet shows the existing book categories as a tag cloud considering the number of books in a particular category. Currently the category structure is file system based, that means each category is a directory in file system. That makes it easy to manipulate categories and add or remove books.
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After a tap on a category, a list of the books in that category is diplayed to select the book to read (I havenīt finished this work yet).

The News Applet displays my favorite online news. A separate application crawls the news webpages and compiles an ePub (without advertisements and pictures).
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The Weather Applet is inspired by the great work of KevinShort http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=194376
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As it can be seen on the pictures the User Interface is not consistent yet, some menu items are displayed as icons some as text. I am to date not sure what will be the best solution.
Also one can notice a lot of ghosting on the pictures, but this will be fixed in the future. All in all, there is still much room for improvement and a lot of work to be done.

Any feedback is appreciated whether the community might be interested in my replacement of nickel or whether further developement is for my purpose only (then I do not have to clean up and comment the code )
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