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Old 10-02-2012, 01:44 PM   #1
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Anyone planning on developing customizations for the capacitive touch screen interface? Specifically, I'd love to see:
  • Customizable touch zones (make the lower-left corner ALSO turn the next page)
  • Gesture support (Seriously, why didn't Amazon include this: two fingers for light control)

I'd take a stab at it if my development experience were more hardware than software based.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:04 PM   #2
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both of these sound very much like JBpatch type things.

perhaps wait until the device is out as possibly a helper waf could manage the lights in the way you describe.

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So you have your device then?
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:10 PM   #4
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It's on a UPS truck driving around my town at the moment...
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It's on a UPS truck driving around my town at the moment...
You might want to learn how to de-brick it before modifying it.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:33 PM   #6
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'tis good advice. I'm a newb on the forum, but not new to modding. I've hacked/rooted/modded my phone, tablet, wii, watch, car, Kindle3 and IPphone at work.
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your name interests me. just saying.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:08 PM   #8
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Hah! I love music and computers. And this is much easier to use for obtaining domains and usernames than digimusic. Just a little harder to explain over the phone. "Yes... music with a z and a k."
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Why is it people want hacks for a device that's just being released? It sounds like the OP wants hacks before the device is released. This is just silly. You have to give the device time to get into the hands of the hackers and time for them to actually hack the device if it's possible.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:16 PM   #10
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Why is it people want hacks for a device that's just being released? It sounds like the OP wants hacks before the device is released. This is just silly. You have to give the device time to get into the hands of the hackers and time for them to actually hack the device if it's possible.
People already have Paperwhites in their possession, as you can see in the general forum. Why is it that people who do not have a kindle ask such provocative questions?
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:20 PM   #11
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People already have Paperwhites in their possession, as you can see in the general forum. Why is it that people who do not have a kindle ask such provocative questions?
It's not just Kindles. It's other readers as well. The T2 was asked about being hacked right after release as well.
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It's not just Kindles. It's other readers as well. The T2 was asked about being hacked right after release as well.
So what eReader do you use? Your current avatar looks like an iphone or ipod touch.

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Old 10-03-2012, 12:52 AM   #13
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Anyone planning on developing customizations for the capacitive touch screen interface? Specifically, I'd love to see:
  • Customizable touch zones (make the lower-left corner ALSO turn the next page)
  • Gesture support (Seriously, why didn't Amazon include this: two fingers for light control)

I'd take a stab at it if my development experience were more hardware than software based.
Why do you think that the above request list does not involve your field, software?

The only place that hardware is dealt with is inside of the operating system kernel.
Everything else is software.
In fact, even the system kernel is software.

Let us know what problems you have modifying the event software path to do those things you want to have happen.
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Anyone planning on developing customizations for the capacitive touch screen interface? Specifically, I'd love to see:
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Currently 2 finger pinch zoom gestures change the font size, which is very cool.
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Currently 2 finger pinch zoom gestures change the font size, which is very cool.
Yep, that makes a lot of sense. Still, the other idea of using 2 fingers and sliding up/down to control the light is also nice.

Might be doable, but don't hold your breath. There is an active (internal) discussion about how to get full access to the device, and how to jailbreak it.

And for once, I have to agree with JSWolf: the device has been out for a mere 2 days now, and most of the devs (including myself) are still waiting to even receive it. To expect that there are ready-to-use hacks at this time is just ridiculous - heck, we don't even know how to jailbreak that thing yet!
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