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Nov 23, 2009

Someone Stole My Spoon!

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In the past I used to develop some simple free tools for Windows Mobile (SpoonTools.com, I still have some pending developments with some of them, hopefully will have some more free time to improve them this coming months).

Well, a casual visit in SoftPedia unveiled a catastrophe! Someone stole my brand! Someone took over my Spoon!

Meet the SpoonTorch:

This little freeware for Windows Mobile does not do much:
· Single tap of the screen to make the whole screen turn white. Tap again for the menu.
· Switching to full screen, backscreen brightness is set to maximum. Old settings are restored when full screen is exited.
· Minimize to program menu. So you can quickly switch between this and Windows Mobile itself, without closing the app.
· Lightweight application. Fast loading: no graphical effects or sounds.

So, I'm not sure why the author of this tool decided to name it 'SpoonTorch' but it's definitely not the natural brother of the SpoonAlarm (over 300,000 downloads), SpooNotes (included in the Samsung Omnia software package) or SpoonDo!...

So next time you see SpoonTorch - remember, it wasn't me... Waiting



3 comments:

Parrotlover77 said...

That is highly annoying!  I would be very pissed if somebody stole my 'avian', though I don't brand most of my software with "Avian" even though my brand is "Avian Waves." I need to start that...

Speaking of WM software, did you get the email I sent you with info on sending virtual d-pad presses?  A while back you offered to write a virtual d-pad app for the newer WM phones that have abandoned the extremely useful hardware d-pad.

No pressure or anything.  ;)  

Mobile Spoon said...

<p><span style=""><span style="font-family: Calibri;">I certainly did, thank you.</span></span>
<p><span style=""><span style="font-family: Calibri;">I’m still debating with myself whether it’s something we should do or wait for someone else to pick up the glove… <span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span></span></span>
<p><span style=" font-family: Calibri;"> </span>
<p><span style=""><span style="font-family: Calibri;">I may need some more time to look more carefully into the technical details as I'm a bit rusty. </span></span>
<p><span style=""><span style="font-family: Calibri;"></span></span> 
<p><span style=""><span style="font-family: Calibri;">More updates - soon... :) </span></span>

Parrotlover77 said...

Yea, me too.  I'm great at .Net, but this is clearly an unmanaged solution because it will require high responsiveness, a custom window (probably see-through, which is extraordinately difficult in .Net), repositionable, possibly integrated into the SIP too, to allow multiple modes of activation (eg, hardware button, gesture across the screen, some sort of alternate SIP with a quick way to toggle between it and your normal SIP, etc.). 

But, you know, other than that, it's cake!  ;)

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