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Re: Simulator Screen size = actual screen size?

 


peter9477 wrote:

 

Eagle, FTW!

 

If your app is anything in this area, then now I'm really interested. Smiley Happy


I wish it was, before anything like that I would want some serious testing with device in hand before attempting.  Although...  that would be a fun idea. Smiley Happy

 

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Re: Simulator Screen size = actual screen size?

Hah!  No, I didn't mean a competitor to Eagle.  I just meant if it were a utility related to circuit board layout or something micro-hardware-related, I'll definitely count among your users.


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Re: Simulator Screen size = actual screen size?

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kdittyr wrote:

 

I will need to check my "About" window as it has a lot of instructions that might look really small, but so far so good.


I just printed everything out and it looks good.  I was concerned that the text might be too small, and it might be for some, but I wear glasses and could read it just fine...

 

 


peter9477 wrote:

Hah!  No, I didn't mean a competitor to Eagle.  I just meant if it were a utility related to circuit board layout or something micro-hardware-related, I'll definitely count among your users.


Dang, Peter, now I really want a playbook to try something like that with.  The funny thing is that the screen size is actually larger than the area allowed in the free version of Eagle PCB so you could do a whole ( albeit basic ) layout and export it to be finalized in Eagle PCB free version.  THAT is a great idea.  Mind you that I am still an Eagle noob as I have done a few layouts with it but am still confused at times.

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Re: Simulator Screen size = actual screen size?

Hi Peter

 

Do you play with microcontrollers? I was thinking about porting over a pic simulator I wrote for a palm PDA. I didn't know if there would be enough interest in it to spend the time working on it. I have about 10 apps I'm working on now.Smiley Very Happy

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Re: Simulator Screen size = actual screen size?

 


PBDev wrote:

Do you play with microcontrollers? I was thinking about porting over a pic simulator I wrote for a palm PDA. I didn't know if there would be enough interest in it to spend the time working on it. I have about 10 apps I'm working on now.Smiley Very Happy


 

I'd prefer to think of it as potentially revenue-generating work, not "play" ;-), but yes I do micros.  I've never liked the PIC architecture that much, though I have done a couple of projects on them.  I prefer Freescale and AVR.

 

But we're way off topic for this thread I guess.  Feel free to start another one or two.  I've actually been thinking of some "PlayBook app ideas" threads, possibly centered around several general areas rather than specific apps.  I think people are somewhat reluctant to discuss specifics, for fear someone else will grab the idea, but discussions of general areas, and things like what type of use is going to be most effective with a 7" tablet or the PlayBook specifically, may prove fruitful.


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Re: Simulator Screen size = actual screen size?

Yeah this is getting way off topic. I'll end it here but I aways liked to be able to play at work.

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Re: Simulator Screen size = actual screen size?

Use Flash's scaling:

 

http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/Tablet-OS-SDK-for-Adobe-AIR/Simulator-screen-size/m-p/831523#...

 

A lot easier than printouts, sticky tape and cardboard, though not as much fun ;-)

 

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Re: Simulator Screen size = actual screen size?

Nice idea.

 

I'll stick with cardboard and tape, so I can pretend to use it with my fingers..... until I get my hands on one in about 13 days.

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Re: Simulator Screen size = actual screen size?

Makes a pretty good instant on digital photo frame Smiley Happy