Overall: make it trivially easy and quick to use place information
Target Compass Make places understandable as quickly as possible without a network connection Make it easy (one step) to mark where you are as a place of interest. Give a simple picture of where a place of interest is, relative to the current location.
Place Book Keep track of places of interest for a variety of purposes
(sent them, received them, targeted them, etc)
Make it easy to reuse those places for new purposes
Some Imagined Uses
Find your car in the parking lot See how far you are from home Get back to your hotel room Send your friend a meeting place Get back to your campsite Send your family your campsite location in case of emergency Tell your coworker where your favorite bed and breakfast in Italy is
Get a sense of direction in a foreign city See how far you are from your last climbing summit Answer the question "are we there yet" definitively See how far away from your family you are Check how fast the plane is traveling Quickly and quietly send your location in an emergency Quickly find your friend in trouble Use as a backup for your nautical equipment Relocate your favorite fishing hole Sight impaired friends may use to find one another in unfamiliar territory (requires audio)
Find your English class from an unusual parking spot Acclimate yourself to the relative places of places on campus
Instructions for Use
TARGET COMPASS How to target the current location: Open Target Compass 2. Touch and release the compass face
2. Touch and release the DPAD Center button
2. Select the "Target Here" menu option
How to target a previously targeted location
Open the Place Book 2. navigate to the 'targeted' list
3. scroll to a place
4. Press the DPAD center
4. Press the "Target Location" menu option
How to map a targeted location
Open the location in the Target Compass 2. Select the "Map Target" menu option
How to change the title of a location
Open the location in the Target Compass 2. Select the "Set Target Title" menu option
2. Touch the title portion of the compass window
3. Key in a new title
4. Press OK
How to send a targeted location to a friend
Open the location in the Target Compass 2. Select the "Send Target" menu option
3. Provide a phone number and add any message content
4. Press OK
How to hear the bearing to target and north:
Open Target Compass 2. Touch and release the DPAD Left button
Note: this feature is not yet reliable and may cause sudden shutdown of the compass.
Meaning of the Display Options: Display Mode controls what the compass will look like. Power Saver draws simple graphics for the compass back and needle, dramatically reducing cpu load. The three other options draw the standard compass NSEW background with different needle graphics.
You can also set the compass display color. This color will be used for all the on screen elements including text and the NSEW graphics. You can choose one of the supplied values or use a RGB color value of the form AARRGGBB or RRGGBB.
PLACE BOOK The place book is a list of lists. The gallery on the screen bottom contains the names of each list. You can add and delete lists using the menu.
The items in a list represent places. Each place compacts down to show only the time it was last modified and its distance from the current location (cached and will only update when switching between lists). When expanded, it will reveal its title and picture if they have been set. Items will be added automatically to the targeted, sent and received lists based on user activity.
When you select a place, two more menu options present a means to delete or view that place. Viewing a place means vieing it in the Target Compass.
RECEIVING A LOCATION If the message body of an SMS message contains a geo url, it will be captured and displayed in a Target Compass automatically. For example, geo:37.44984217102031,-122.12027995021214,1000.0 contained in a message body will suffice.
Audio support of the compass info for visually impaired or pocket use Better interface for sending location messages to others Smoother touch screen operation for the place book Better handling of multiple compass and place book instances Connect places with contacts and media (photos, audio, video) Synch a whole place list/book to another person/device. Do not interrupt in progress call with an arrived location Display richer contact information for received places More options for customizing the display (images, info, layout, etc) Better integration/connection with map views and data Construct a sign post style view for simultaneous display of a set of places Option to set a proximity alert when within some distance of target that a. sends your current location to a list of contacts with a specified message
b. targets the next location in the list
Target overlay for map with needle pointing to next target. Needle only compass display Load entire place list to map or friend Get target from built in map window Send target to phone from google maps on web Place book synch with external system