Friday, 10 May 2013

Rotating stereo on tablets?

I think tablets are rather good, even though sometimes a little frustrating for writing. My suggestion for cursor keys in my previous post is still very valid, but now I have come across something else.

Have you ever watched a film on a tablet or listened to music through the built-in speakers? I know, most people plug in their favourite headsets to get a much better sound quality, but I often prefer to listen to the sound through the built-in speakers, so I can still hear what's going on around me, rather than being cut off from the world around me.

Anyway, in general the built-in speakers are just fine, except when you turn the tablet round by 180 degrees. The video will happily follow, but the speakers don't switch round. So the spaceship flying into the screen from the right will suddenly be heard coming in from the left.
So, please, can all tablet makers not only implement full 360 screen rotation, but do the same for sound as well? With some clever trickery, it could probably also be possible to get stereo effects at 90 degree angles, when the speakers are actually top and bottom.

Maybe I should patent the idea and licence it... or maybe not.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Keyboard keys on a tablet keyboard

Is it me, or wouldn't it be great to have cursor keys on a tablet or smartphone keyboard? You know, the keys that you have on a physical computer keyboard to move the text cursor left, right, up or down. I struggle putting the text cursor in the right place on my tablet using my finger. Whatever I do, it's always one or two characters out, even when I zoom in. So if I could tap with my finger, then use the cursor keys to get to the correct place, it would be a huge timesaver... or maybe it's just me.

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter... everyone. Enjoy the egg hunting.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Teddy now in English

I have finally finished translating and laying out my children's story into English. "A Teddy's Journey" can be bought either as paperback or an eBook from Amazon.


Enjoy... :-)

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Kickstarter anyone...?

I have been thinking about starting a Kickstarter project for my book, but I am not certain if that's the best way forward. I like the idea of self-publishing, but I don't have the skills of an editor, illustrator or publisher. So I would some support to pay for these skills, which is where Kickstarter comes in.

However, what can I offer supporters in return? A copy of the book? As parperback or PDF? Give people the chance to have their name listed in the front? What else can I offer? And would you support the project?

Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated...