|Re: Iphone RPN|
Message #5 Posted by Thomas Okken on 5 May 2008, 8:59 p.m.,
in response to message #4 by reth
I'm looking forward for a port of the Free42 for ipod touch
I have heard from one person working on an iPhone port; I helped him with some initial GUI questions. However, I have not heard from him in several weeks and also managed to lose his email address.
If I don't hear from him soon, I'll get started on my own iPhone port; it would be cool if I could submit it for the Apple Design Awards, although chances of making the May 12th deadline look slim and chances of a retro calculator simulator winning anything look even slimmer. ;-)
(Note: As far as I know, the iPod Touch is basically an iPhone without the phone part, and in terms of the software environment, they are pretty much identical -- so they should run the same software, and porting Free42 to the iPhone, or to the iPod Touch, is really one and the same thing.)
MathU has better "keyboard" - keys are bigger plus it changes the form factor; I'd like to see that in Free42 implementation. Just dreaming ;)
No need to limit yourself to dreaming -- all existing versions of Free42, except for the Mac OS Dashboard version, support custom skins. All it takes is patience and Paint...
Paul Brogger's suggestion of switching skins when the shift key is pressed could also be implemented in Free42. I'm not a big fan of the idea myself; I prefer being able to see the shifted keycaps even when shift is not held down. This helps when typing quickly; you can see where your fingers should go ahead of time. But, still, it could be done and probably wouldn't even be very difficult.
Edited: 5 May 2008, 11:13 p.m.