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Idea was to write an app for tablet to act as a Google TV remote control

  • with better usability especially for impaired persons
  • with haptic feedback

-> use anymote protocol or netty

-> have an additional app on the tv acting as server and second display for display of information.

With a mixed team of beginning and more experienced android developers it was too much work for the limited amount of time.

  • Implementing a UI with a non-rectangular layout elements (triangle / polygon shaped buttons) requires writing custom ui components, which is a significant effort.
  • Limited number of Sony Google TVs to play with
  • The developer's personal Nexus 7 Tablets don't provide haptic feedback

Team Hap: R. Meinsen, Florian Rathgeber, Nicholas Ng