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Gribouille: a demo hand-writing/drawing application for Firefox OS on the Flatfish tablet

Guillaume Savaton

On the Nexus 7, I have always been surprised by the poor reactivity of hand-writing and drawing applications. Generally, there is a noticeable delay between the gestures of the finger (or stylus) and the progess of the lines being drawn. In some cases, it is difficult to draw small details rapidly: the resolution of the lines decreases with the speed of the gestures.

I have created a simple demo application to test how the Flatfish tablet with Firefox OS behaves and to experiment ideas to achieve an acceptable result.

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First steps in the Mozilla Firefox OS Tablet Contribution Program

Guillaume Savaton

In January this year, Mozilla launched the Tablet Contribution Program to help test and improve Firefox OS on tablet devices. I volunteered as soon as the applications opened and on the 1st of April, I received a confirmation that I was one of the 500 selected participants. A few months passed. And two weeks ago, just before leaving for holyday, I finally received the tablet.

In this article, I will give an overview of my first impressions with the device. More articles will come with details about what I am doing with it.

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