1. starky's Avatar
    I think the feedback on the forum here has been excellent this last 48 hours. Thanks to all. Im going to suggest we take the plunge here and get 3-4 Redfly Terminals to try out different scenario needs we have.

    One thing its becoming apparent is that the 'Jewel in the Redfly' scenario being the Driver that resides on the Smartphone.

    To some extent I think it can go much further in mapping user scenarios. No its shouldnt include any scales hardware or software on the Redfly as it would become a failed Folio scenario.

    I really do think more could be added to the driver to acheive so much more blue sky potential.

    Would it be possible to drop some perceived scenarios in this thread and it may help everyone channel some thoughts that we could collectively approach Celio about?.

    With my pitching for the 3-4 Redfly devices this would be valuable to me and hopefully equally valuable to others here. I think collectively we can connect many minds and ideas here to all our benefit and Celio too ;-)

    The driver can for now handle the Display and Keyboard but I sense it could include some sniff and other capabilities that would still run on the Smartphone but be able to get things to the Redfly screen is a visionary way.

    I know Video is something seperate and thats been worked on.

    Who wants to pitch some ideas?

    Let me start the ball by suggesting the Sniff mode where it could pull some usb drive data in to a intuative display mode. Lets call it the 'My Redfly Area' without having to drill down in to some of the Smartphone Apps. Easy is the Key.
    01-22-2009 11:13 AM
  2. starky's Avatar
    Anyone know the spec on what native usb host features are inherent within the redfly driver currently?.
    01-22-2009 11:57 AM
  3. Aware's Avatar
    Do you mean a file browser?
    01-22-2009 02:32 PM
  4. starky's Avatar
    not really, more a status type screen denoting summary details. Think more the concept rather than the actuals right now.
    01-22-2009 02:39 PM
  5. Aware's Avatar
    Call me dumb. cn you expand a little? I'm struggling to see why I would care about a native app that shows me the drive status, but not the files on the drive.
    01-22-2009 03:59 PM
  6. starky's Avatar
    if the redfly software were extended it doesnt have to be a file store. it could be printer or other usb device info thats coming from the peripheral.
    01-22-2009 04:34 PM
  7. starky's Avatar
    Hi aware, i think it blinkers possible ideas if we just think file storage. Think that usb can connect a whole plethero of scenarios. Think 'wouldnt it be cool if' Redfly could do x,y,z that comes via usb. This then 'understood and acted on' by Redfly Driver/Screen and so on.
    01-22-2009 05:24 PM
  8. cplush#WP's Avatar
    so, are you thinking maybe give the redfly some capailites with no smartphone attached?
    01-22-2009 06:25 PM
  9. starky's Avatar
    certainly not; the smartphone offers the cpu processing and power; redfly stays terminal otherwise becomes a failed folio like.
    01-22-2009 07:09 PM
  10. Aware's Avatar
    Starky - can you take the time to actually write a couple of paragraphs to explain what is in your mind? So far, you;ve not said anything that I can solidify into a clear application. One-liners are not doing it for me.
    01-22-2009 08:08 PM
  11. cplush#WP's Avatar
    me either, i cant seem to get what you are trying to say
    01-22-2009 08:14 PM
  12. ckj's Avatar
    Starky, I'm a bit confused too at where you're going. Can you give us more details then I can pass your ideas along? You have some great ideas. Remember that you also have the limitations of Windows Mobile both from the OS structure and from native device driver support. If there aren't drivers for printers, etc. for WM that exist from those hardware manufactures, then even if the REDFLY could in theory pass through those commands, Windows Mobile wouldn't know what to do. I love the way you think though.
    01-26-2009 07:29 PM
  13. cplush#WP's Avatar
    were you thinking maybe give it support for cd drives? maybe better better USB hub support?
    01-26-2009 09:04 PM
  14. reckless's Avatar
    Develop an in-line device that could be powered by the USB port which would allow extended functions.

    Extended functions could mean anything...

    Such as a video buffer (non C8N)
    Last edited by reckless; 01-27-2009 at 11:26 AM.
    01-27-2009 11:01 AM
  15. starky's Avatar
    you got it reckless! ;-)
    01-27-2009 11:23 AM