[APP] Virtual d-pad (WVGA)

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more_pizza

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Aug 28, 2007
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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:
vdpad.JPG

And here is the cab:
View attachment 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:
View attachment vdpad_v0.2.CAB
 
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RizwanKhan

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Apr 10, 2008
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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 :D
 

aussiebum

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Dec 5, 2008
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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 :)
 

Aqrab

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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 :p
cause all java games that i have need it in order to play it
it will be 2 in 1
keepup the good work
 

Hugo381

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Nov 24, 2007
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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.
 

emwdava

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Sep 22, 2008
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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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wahaj123

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Mar 20, 2009
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Thanks

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.
 

kuzibri

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Oct 25, 2008
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Very nice work!! I support the transparency and round edges. What also would be nice if it was a little bit smaller, now takes up a lot of screen space.
For those who want to use it, but do not need it to be constantly on the screen: map it to a hard/software key.
 
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armenh72

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Jan 4, 2009
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Very good application. I would also suggest a possibility to have left and right arrows at the left and right borders of the screen, so that users won't be constantly looking where to hit when playing action games requiring d-pad.
 

bkf1

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Sep 14, 2006
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I think the best solution would be make layouts switchable ;) One layout for games, one for apps requiring D-Pad to control etc.
 

steve austin

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Feb 6, 2009
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GREAT Idea. I wish that HTC would have put on on the HD2. I know they are trying to drive us to buy their patented stylus, but I miss a d-pad. Please continue (and the transparent mode would be nice).
 

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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:
    vdpad.JPG

    And here is the cab:
    View attachment 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:
    View attachment vdpad_v0.2.CAB
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    Hi. frirends. Here is a QVGA version of VDPAD 0.2

    enjoy..

    thank more_pizza
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    Thanks for this nifty little app! I made a few skins for myself and would like to share the with everyone. These are the first one's I've made for this app so be easy on me..I'm sure future skins will only get better. I'd really like to know what you guys think of them so I can make em better and maybe even get an idea or 2 for those future skins. Enjoy..

    Oh yeah..Be sure to uninstall any previous versions, then install any of these or it"ll appear as you have 2 versions installed on your device.
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