I’ve been interested in the concept of the Luna display making it possible to use an iPad as the actual display for a Mac Mini. And that got me to thinking about what WT could do.
Since Verxion is the only one who knows much about what is coming and he isn’t telling, I thought I’d see if I could come up with some ideas what would be exciting to me. Not that I particularly expect them, especially when they relate to Apple, but maybe I’ll be surprised!
If, as I suspect, these are not part of the plan, WT is free to adopt any of them in exchange for a free unit (including any upgraded versions) of every item they ever make, plus some other considerations
So, how about the ability to sort of take over the interface of iOS/etc phones and tablets? I know Apple would not actually allow that, but maybe a workaround would be acceptable? I was thinking of an app that would pick up where your apps are located (which screen and in what folders). It would essentially recreate that visual within a separate app. Thus you aren’t directly manipulating the underlying system - you are manipulating a recreating of it.
So, visually, your screen would look the same (other than something to let you know you are within an app). Now the TB could be used to do a number of things somewhat like a mouse lets you do with a computer.
I could see edit controls that let you jump from screen icon (app or folder) much like you move around text or a spreadsheet. One on an app, if you press Enter, it launches (if a folder, it opens and you can then move around inside it, etc). While I sure couldn’t write it, I can see how it should be possible for a TB app like this to tell what you selected and then pass that info to iOS to do the actual launching.
Likewise, keys would let you move to list of all open apps, select on there or remove it from the active list.
This would, at least for this much, let you use the keyboard more when working with phones and tablets rather than have to reach out and tap the screen.
Now, that would still leave working with some apps after they are open. Those that require taps to do things may still require you to touch as I can see the many possibilities could get too complicated, but maybe not. Especially if, besides the jumping from home screen icon to others, you could make finer motions, more like a mouse, that would let you select individual controls for some apps.