G-sensor technology finds its place in business solutions

The G-sensor (or accelerometer) is a device measuring acceleration and gravity induced reaction forces. We can see the gravitation measuring technology - the G-sensor - being included with an increasing number of new mobile devices. HTC, based in Taiwan, Asia, released two brand new devices with a built-in G-sensor - HTC Touch Diamond and HTC Touch Pro, and so did Samsung with its new Samsung Omnia.

So far, the G-sensor has been used mainly in Apple?s iPhone and iPod Touch. Except for rotating the screen content, it is used mainly in games and in several other applications as a substitute for keyboards or touch screens.

The G-sensor offers a unique feature. From now on, all the users need to control their devices is to tilt it back and forth thus making navigation touchless. Resco's developers think it adds considerable opportunities not only in games and fun oriented applications but in business solutions too.

"The G-sensor technology allows on-screen navigation just by tilting the device back and forth or right and left,"says Radomir Vozar, Resco?s Enterprise Solutions division director. "Scrolling lists and navigating menus becomes very easy and natural, there is no need to use a stylus or a finger anymore."

Resco has already implemented the G-sensor technology in the AdvancedList for .NET CF. The AdvancedList is a professional list control from Resco MobileForms Toolkit, a popular suite of powerful Visual Studio controls and libraries designed specifically for mobile devices.

To demonstrate utilization of the G-sensor technology in a real life solution, Resco developers prepared an application using the AdvancedList and will use it at Microsoft Tech Ed 2008 EMEA for Developers in Barcelona, Spain. Tech Ed 2008 Survey is an application based on the G-sensor technology, optimized for HTC Touch Diamond.

"Do you find classic surveys boring? So did we in Resco. Answering questions using a stylus or a finger is pretty boring," says Ivan Stano, Resco Sales and Marketing Department. "However, answering questions by playing an easy labyrinth game is something that adds a whole new dimension."

The Tech Ed 2008 Survey can be found here as a sample for testing: http://www.resco.net/developer/mobileformstoolkit/download_techedsurvey.aspx

The Resco team plans to implement the G-sensor technology in a wide range of Resco MobileForms Toolkit controls. Therefore, Resco would be very pleased to receive feedback from users having a G-sensor equipped mobile device, on what their ideas of business utilization of the G-sensor are.

The full support of the G-sensor in Resco MobileForms Toolkit is scheduled for early 2009 when a new version of MobileForms Toolkit will be released.

About Resco

Resco is a developer of a wide range of mobile software products for Windows Mobile. Besides the best selling end-user mobile applications, Resco offers also powerful developer controls and tools as well as business mobile solutions.

For more information, visit http://www.resco.net/developer/default.aspx.