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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: New feature request: Landing page
« on: December 19, 2009, 07:50:25 pm »
I was talking with a developer friend of mine and he also mentioned using a CMS for this. There are a ton of these and though it was suggest that I use Joomla, I think the first steps are to find out what features would be important.
Drag and Drop interface: I think it would be very helpful if a user could manipulate the layout of all of their controls.
Light footprint:: This will only server one person at a time so I don't think there is even a need for something as large as MySQL. Maybe something like SQLite.
Community Support: It would be nice to have a rich list of plug-ins.

That's a quick list. I'm sure I can come up with more if I give it more thought.

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: New feature request: Landing page
« on: December 13, 2009, 03:33:12 am »
Yea! Great idea. I'd love to have a calendar displayed telling me what my daily tasks are. I was going to add in security cams into my mock-up but figured people might not get it.
In any case, the "view" could contain anything one would want to display.

Feature requests & roadmap / New feature request: Landing page
« on: December 13, 2009, 12:22:14 am »
I was in a coffee shop the other day and they had a TV displaying a myraid of information, such as a news scroll, trivia info, weather, local TV feed, stock quotes, local traffic, etc. I thought it would be great to get up in the morning and be able see all of this info to get my started off right.
My idea would be a page consisting of "plug ins". A user could organize the size and location of these plug-ins as they choose. I could even see allowing plug-ins to cycle within it's workspace (frame it lives in). For instance, I could cycle through a traffic plug in, RSS feed plug-in, in weather plug-in, in one frame. My thinking is that some information doesn't change all that often (or there is no need to know second by second). A cycling of plug-ins being displayed would allow different info to be presented in a almost up-to-the-minute way.
I attached a quick (and I mean QUICK) mock-up. I doesn't show the plug-in cycling I mentioned previously but imaging the weather plug-in changing to some other plug-in, such as traffic alerts.
Of course, these plug-ins with be interactive so if I were to click on the traffic plug-in, it would take center stage as well as provide more in-depth info about traffic (or whatever plugin you click on)
Each person in the house could create their own landing page so the info could be presented in the manner that person chooses.

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