This page describes the RotoView
app, a proof-of-concept demonstration for the iPhone and iPod touch platforms.
End users can use it to navigate their photos and get a glimpse of this
futuristic technology, while programmers and product engineers can use the
RotoView app to see some features of the RotoView technology in
If you are looking at the
RotoView app in order to evaluate the RotoView
patents, please note that this app currently demonstrates
only a few of the claimed inventions of the
RotoView IP. For more information please see our
roadmap page or contact us for explicit
RotoView technology provides one of
the most fundamental functions in a smart media device: view navigation. As
such, it may be applied for any view appearing on the device, whether it is an
image, a table, a web site or a menu. We hope that RotoView will be adopted by
the major manufacturers into the operating systems of their devices so that
RotoView functionality will be available at every scrollable view object. For
the time being, you can test the RotoView functionality on all the photos that
are stored in your iPhone or iPod Touch device.
Activating the RotoView app provides
a photo selection button following the initial screen. As you can see in our
album, we previously saved several photos of maps to demonstrate RotoView in
our video. Press Open to choose any photo from your device's albums. The app's
default settings auto-magnifies small photos (you may disable the
auto-magnify). You can use multi-touch to
further enlarge or reduce the view. RotoView is well adapted to co-exist with
and complement multi-touch functions.
A map photo which is too small to read on the small
After using multi-touch expand action to enlarge a portion of the
The Progress Monitor shows the user what portion of the display
they are seeing.
Activate RotoView by shaking the
device or by touching the 'Start RotoView' touch button on the navigation bar.
RotoView will now command the view navigation process. Tilt your way in any
direction. Notice that you can still perform multi-touch operation in
conjunction with the RotoView activity. A unique feature of the RotoView
technology is the View Navigation Progress
Monitor. When activated, the progress monitor shows the view location on
the larger virtual image. It also indicates the proportional size of the
virtual image in comparison to the screen view. This is particularly useful for
large images, long web pages and lengthy text documents or spreadsheets.
To explore RotoView, tap the
More button. This will bring you to the Settings, Graph Editor,
Ballistics and Help screens, where you can change many settings and even
response graphs. (You can always reset the app to its
default settings using the 'Setup default', the last line in the setup table.)
The RotoView app is an advanced development system that can be used to design
various RotoView navigation profiles to be used for different applications. Of
course, when you license RotoView for your own application you can provide
simple and fully optimized setup selections for your end-users.
The RotoView app is an advanced development system for designing
better navigation profiles.
The RotoView time response
graph creates complex view navigation responses that may start with coarse
navigation and gradually change to fine navigation.
The Ballistics table
captures all sensor and response data of the last RotoView navigation.
The screens above gives you a
glimpse on how the RotoView app can be used to design and investigate various
response curves and navigation profiles. Please review the
RotoView app Features and the
Tutorials for more details.
Please review the
Roadmap page for our upcoming development
for the Android and Windows Mobile operating systems.
For further questions, please
contact Scott LaRoche at 1-281-879-6226, fax 1-281-879-6415, e-mail
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