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[APP] Virtual d-pad (WVGA)

5th April 2010, 11:34 PM   |  #1  
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There are some applications on my HD2 (like GPSTest) that works with the d-pad. I've developed a small application, a virtual d-pad, optimized for WVGA resolution.

The virtual d-pad can be moved on the screen and from my tests it's doing its job: it replaces the missing d-pad.

The application is at a very beginning stage, so please have mercy

If it will be interest for this app, I will continue to improve it.

This is a screenshot:
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And here is the cab:
vdpad.CAB

From the screenshot you can see seven areas: five for d-pad functions (up, down, left, right and return), one for application exit (the X-like area) and the last area for moving the window over the screen (the white arrow).

Your comments and suggestions are welcomed!

Version 0.2a:
- the application stores the last position on the screen (Registry-based)
- the application handles continuous pressing on the directional buttons and send messages accordingly.

Attached is the latest version:
vdpad_v0.2.CAB
Last edited by more_pizza; 7th April 2010 at 07:11 PM. Reason: Added a new version
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6th April 2010, 01:38 AM   |  #2  
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looks promising (i think desire to have it can be improved if you make it more stylish in terms of graphics). I don't miss the dial pad simply because i am glad to have the xtra screen space on my Rhodium
6th April 2010, 02:35 AM   |  #3  
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Nice... does the overlay work over any app? would be handy with those games that assume you have a d-pad... option for theming would be good
6th April 2010, 03:21 AM   |  #4  
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what would be cool is if the graphic is transparent and the corners of the square buttons were rounder.
6th April 2010, 05:21 AM   |  #5  
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i really like it
i wounder if it work (show) in games
and i hop if u can add to it keypad
cause all java games that i have need it in order to play it
it will be 2 in 1
keepup the good work
6th April 2010, 05:53 AM   |  #6  
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I also think it would be a whole lot nicer if it was transparent. Maybe have it to where the only graphics are outlines of the buttons. As for eye candy, the rounded corners would be nicer too. I just think that it blocks too much of the screen to be used too often, so transparent settings would be the best thing for it to gain a lot of popularity.

Just my 2 cents.

Keep up the good work, I personally do wish my touch pro 2 had a D-Pad even if it were just integrated on the keyboard or something.
6th April 2010, 06:02 AM   |  #7  
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Great app. Iphone stole my D-pad and you brought it back to us.

What needs improving is adding long press button repetition so that scrolling is easier.

Maybe adding a donation button to your 1st post would add some motivation for you to continue developing this much needed app.


Edit: It would be nice if Vpad remembers screenposition.
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6th April 2010, 06:52 AM   |  #8  
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great idea and great work! thanks! i like the idea of the buttons being transparent.
6th April 2010, 09:12 AM   |  #9  
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graet idea and great app!!

please continue development

thanks!
6th April 2010, 09:47 AM   |  #10  
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This is just what I needed..very badly.

I miss the physical DPad on my previous Himalaya...Some games like NFS used the accelerator as well as touch controls, which I felt could be utilized in other apps as well.

Many thanx. Plz continue to develop/improve. I'll try it and give my inputs soon.

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