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Old 08-29-2003, 07:00 PM
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Default DateLens 1.1 For Pocket PCs

<a href="http://www.windsorinterfaces.com/datelens.shtml">http://www.windsorinterfaces.com/datelens.shtml</a><br /><br />Just over a year ago, I <a href="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2491">posted about a new UI</a> for viewing your appointments. That product was officially released a few months ago.<br /><br /><img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/hansberry/2003/20030829-datelens.gif" /><br /><br />You can see various views as the above image cycles from week view, 3-month view with one day zoomed and 3-month view with all events relating to "birthday" are highlighted. As I've said before though, screenshots don't do this app justice. You need to either view the <a href="http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/datelens/datelens-video-small.mpg">45MB MPEG video</a> or just download the demo to see what it is capable of. Quite a powerful tool. The Pocket PC version will run on any Pocket PC and costs $15. The necessary components from the .NET Compact Framework are included with the DateLens install.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/datelens/images/ben-bill-gates.jpg"><img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/hansberry/2003/20030829-datelens2.jpg" /></a><br /><i>Ben Bederson, President &amp; CEO, Windsor Interfaces, Inc. demoing DateLens to Bill Gates at the 2002 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit.</i>
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Old 08-29-2003, 07:11 PM
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What's the difference between this and PI4's "Inline Detail" option?
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Old 08-29-2003, 07:15 PM
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What's the difference between this and PI4's "Inline Detail" option?
Lots. Go run the flash demo at the DateLens site.
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Old 08-29-2003, 07:41 PM
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This is very well thought-out. An excellent approach the problem of drill-up/down navigation.

Now for an encore.. . How about TaskLens? ... or ContactLens? (sorry, I meant the former, but couldn't resist the latter...)
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Old 08-29-2003, 07:58 PM
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Dang! I just bought PI 4 and I'm still learning this app. When are they coming out with PI for Dummies?

I'm going to check out this app. It seems like real good app. Form my (slow performance) PI experience, I'm going to see how slow this thing runs on my HP 2210. :roll:
 
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Old 08-29-2003, 08:00 PM
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I first tried out DateLens last year, and it works quite well for many tasks, especially long-term planning. Dr. Bederson also does some pretty compelling demonstrations on other platforms (Tablet PC, laptop, desktop) showing how the system scales up. I agree that it is quite well thought-out. Actually, it was this program that helped to first peak my interest in pursuing zoomable interfaces at UMD. Great HCIL.
 
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Old 08-29-2003, 08:02 PM
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I just watched the mpeg, it looks like a very powerful program! Very cool.

rmasinag, PI4 should be extremely fast on a 2200...you might want to post what the problem is in the PI forums, usually Alex or one of his support guys is speedy to answer questions.
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Old 08-29-2003, 08:49 PM
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I really like this app, especially the fact that they didn't try to replace the entire Pocket Outlook PIM in a single app. I just wish they hadn't gone the .NET CF route. Apps written in straight Win32 or MFC are so much faster - especially graphics intense ones like this. Oh, well - it's still fast enough to use, but you can't blame me for wanting more speed on the inital load. :roll:
 
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Old 08-29-2003, 09:49 PM
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It is too slow to load. Maybe fast ENOUGHT for some people.

It didn't work in my h2210 either, after the 14 days trial windows popup, I click the "OK", then another popup show" mangerment exception ......" and disappear instantly, then nothing show up any more.
 
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Old 08-29-2003, 10:16 PM
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...At least on my iPAQ 5555 with no other apps running. Has one major flaw - when you create an appointment using DateLens, it doesn't show up IN DateLens until you exit and go back in - I even tried to do a search on a test appointment I created and nothing. Clocked for a long time when I created the appt. too. And it threw an exception fault the first time I tried to exit it using WisBar (didn't do it again after though). I think this would be a great addition to PI - I like PI, but having the ability to view multiple months would be great.
 
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