What do you guys think is the most intuitive way to post to social networks our condition, thoughts and memories from the day without having to spend more than couple seconds in expressing it; or how can we remember to post about things that we do not have time or condition to write at the exact real time moment it happens?
One way to post to social network is through predefined messages. We could design an UI that detects series of swipes and taps in gestures, each gesture triggering a predefined message for sending. We could even chain several gestures to connect several short sentences or portions of a sentence. If the sentence has ad-lib locations, Voice-To-Text could fill in the blanks. Predefined Twitter messages can have variants based on Locations. (i.e. “I am still at work” may be “I am at home” if at home location) Location is based on GPS, CellID, WiFi ID Presence.
- John is running TwitterTap app. TwitterTap has a black screen interface or a Home Screen replacement which mnimics turned off phone so his boss doesn’t know he’s actually running a Twitter app. The phone screen acts as a touch sensitive Twitter/Facebook interface for entering predefined Twitter messages.
- John is at work, he was told a great joke. This made him happy.
- John taps three times on the screen. This means “I am still at work” from the predefined list of phrases. John swipes twice down up on the phone screen. Two up swipes means Positive Rank 2, which means “I am happy, because $1!”.
- The screen shows a minimalistic icon of Microphone or keyboard. Johh can add $1 = “I heard a joke” either via microphone icon voice-to-text or keyboard. Adding all ad-lib blanks shows a small, minimalistic message and approval button, or directly sends the message to all added services.
- Sometimes we don’t want to send immediately, but to remind ourselves about something that happened today when later we have time to message it. John’s taps and sweeps are enough to set a draft format that he can later at home resume (in sequence if multiple drafts) with missing information. For example, John has no time to sweet the joke today, so all he does is press a draft button, tap few letters if he wants on a virtual keyboard – “jk” for a joke – and save it as a draft. At home or while walking back to home, he pulls his phone and starts sending all the Twits. Each message comes in timeline sequence, offering him to add blanks, rewrite or remove. Each pre-defined message may have current and past mode. If John sends the message later, “I am still at work” becomes “While I was at work”, “I am happy, because $1!” becomes “I LOLed a lot, because $1!”. He decides to use voice-to-text to speak “I heard a killer joke, i’ll tweet it later” and the message is now complete. Message is auto-shortened by removing vowels, switching words for sms shortspeak etc. if longer than 140 characters, then it’s sent.