To present mobile applications i used this Flexfirm product Mystapad to
connect to my laptop
and the laptop in turn connected to the usual projector.
It also serves as a decent test automation too for mobile applications.
On 4/15/05, Curt Sampson <cjs_at_cynic.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Apr 2005, William Volk wrote:
> > We're thinking of having t-shirts printed up with:
> > "But it worked on the emulator!"
> > In fact sometimes it DOESN'T work on the emulator and DOES work on the
> > phone.
> This is actually one of the reasons I tend to stay away from developing
> stuff that runs directly on the phone.
> I don't know what planet these engineers are from, but it's obviously
> one with a huge number of low-paid, reliable testers available. I can
> think of several things that would easily cut the cost of phone software
> development by half or three quarters:
> 1. Emulators that emulate the phone hardware, running the actual
> phone software. Sure, it would be slower, but you're running on
> a CPU that's much faster than the phone anyway.
> 2. Hooks in the emulator to let you programatically send input to
> the phone and grab the output for analysis.
> 3. The ability, on phones themselves, to plug in a cable and not
> only send keystrokes, but get back the changes being made to the
> 4. The ability, in both emulators and on phones, to get higher-level
> "events" going to the screen, i.e., "make the letter 'A' appear at
> such-and-such a pixel location, with such-and-such a colour." Think
> X11 windowing system protocol.
> All of this stuff would make automated testing possible, letting you
> bring millions of virtual monkies to bear on your testing problem.
> In fact, it might well be possible to do this as a third-party product.
> Certainly Docomo phones here let you attach a device to the data port at
> the bottom that can send keystrokes to the phone. If you had a little
> scanner you could strap over the screen (much like that one used for
> projecting a phone screen, except with better resolution) you could get
> the screen contents into a computer-readable format.
> Given that, you just need some good software on the host side, and
> you've got the ultimate way to test programs running on a mobile phone.
> Or even web sites, for that matter. Heck, you could even test--for
> real--the latency of network games.
> Hmmmm....anybody want to start a company with me?
> Curt Sampson <cjs_at_cynic.net> +81 90 7737 2974
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