Just discovered this (great!) app. This suggestion would be great for using a normal tablet with fingers — now it acts as if I have the mouse button 1 down when I “draw”.
Even an optional bar in the bottom of the screen for pressing/releasing buttons would be awesome… I do not know how difficult it would be, but it would add a lot of flexibility to the app!
I know OpenSSL, but I wouldn’t say that a secure solution with client-side certificates is “easy” (and without client certificates, every browser script that is allowed to connect to local sockets would still be able to do malicious things).
(If it is enough to click OK [no password required] to install a rootkit, it doesn’t matter if GfxTablet is present anway.)
So, thanks for your suggestion 🙂 But GfxTablet is a prototype/proof of concept and not intended to be a secure server that supports authentication. If you’re interested in implementing this, please fork and submit a patch request.
I would like to know how far we would be from converting any Android device with touch screen to a handwriting input solution, especially for Chinese characters.
There is already a tool called Tegaki that integrates with ibus or scim and allows direct drawing (in a dedicated popup window).
Would it be possible to have a “Tegaki via Android”? I understand having feedback from the screen to the device would be a hassle, but just a drawing area with 3 buttons (validate, delete last stroke, reset).
I made some further tests and I think the problem I had yesterday is actually caused by two things:
(i) the WiFi connection was quite unstable yesterday. Thus with better WiFi I could not reproduce the “line-drawing-to-the-border” problem today.
(ii) the notification bar is still touchable and you can activate it accidentally.
While (i) is totally my fault, (ii) should probably be fixed. Maybe you can do it in the same way as it is done with the system’s video player, i.e., if the power button is pressed the touch interface is locked.