[squeak-dev] Video - Etoys on iPad

Lawson English lenglish5 at cox.net
Fri Jun 18 14:41:56 UTC 2010

On 6/14/10 6:31 PM, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYrp31fH-Jk
> - Bert -

This article raises an interesting issue:


should etoys/scratch/etc be enhanced to handle not just multi-touch but 
other iphone OS specific features when they are present? Eventually, 
they won't be iphone/ipad-specific. Likewise, other company's products 
might get specific features first. Should there be a way to auto-detect 
such features if they are present and expose them to etoys/scratch users?

e.g. input from x/y/z/rotational accelerometers, GPS, compass, etc?

People ooh and ah about the White Rabbit's watch swinging in the 
direction that the iPad is tilting. Imagine what could be done with 
enhanced story telling if kids are able to use those features with 
scratch or etoys?


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