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Look S-Pen

Look S-Pen
Enhance your app UX with added S-Pen features

Look S-Pen enables you to provide your users with UI enhancements available through their device S-Pen:

  • UI buttons that dynamically expand with additional text and graphic button options via AirButton.
  • Screen capture of metadata that you specify (text, URLs, URIs,) in addition to capturing displayed text and images via SmartClip.
  • UI field data entry and other uses of the user's handwritten text and hand-drawn line images via WritingBuddy.
  • Quick recognition of special UI views such as Look-enhanced UI buttons by changing the S-Pen hover icon to your custom icon via PointerIcon.

AirButton

Enhanced UI buttons that automatically expand, present user options, and collapse.

Look S-Pen Text and Image AirButtons

  • Before displaying AirButton options, users can tap a collapsed AirButton-enhanced view (such as a UI button) to initiate its normal action.
  • Users hover their S-Pen over an AirButton-enhanced view (such as a UI button or field) to see additional AirButton options (such as a list of recent contacts).
  • After the user taps an AirButton option, your app is notified of the user selection and can take appropriate action (such as populating pertinent fields with related data).
  • Your app controls the AirButton-enhanced iews, AirButton content (static or dynamically populated), and the results of user selections.
  • AirButton manages presenting the AirButton options, getting the user selection, and notifying your app of user selections.
     

SmartClip

Enhanced screen capture that also captures app-specified metadata (text, URLs, and URIs) that your users can review, copy, use, and send to others.

Look S-Pen SmartClip Screen and Metadata Capture

  • Your users:
    • Use their S-Pen to capture part of a screen that contains one or more views with SmartClip metadata.
    • Can capture displayed text and graphics, and metadata text, URLs, and URIs.
    • Can review, copy, and use displayed and metadata text.
    • Can browse to bookmarks, and send URLs and URIs to friends via social media.
  • Your app controls assigning SmartClip metadata (such as product info and URLs) to your app's views.
  • SmartClip manages the captured metadata and displayed text and graphics.
  • Screen capture management apps then manage presenting the captured data and metadata to the user.
     

WritingBuddy

Your users can hand write entries for your app's fields, and generate hand-drawn line image files.

Look S-Pen WritingBuddy Handwriting and Drawing Input

  • Users hover their S-Pen over a WritingBuddy-associated view (such as a UI data field) and tap the T-icon.
  • In a WritingBuddy input panel, text editor, or image editor, either users' handwriting is converted to Unicode or users' drawings are converted to a bitmap file.
  • Your app controls the WritingBuddy-associated views, which WritingBuddy panel or editors are available to the user, and how the user input is processed.
  • Writing Buddy manages getting the user input and executing input processing.
  • Users hover their S-Pen over a PointerIcon-associated view and the hover icon changes to an icon that can be special for the view or for a purpose, such as indicating WritingBuddy input is available for the view's field.
  • The special hover icon can prompt the user, typically, to click the S-Pen button and tap a UI button generated by Look S-Pen feature in order to initiate the feature.
  • Your app controls specifying hover icon images and associating them with your app's views.
  • PointerIcon manages displaying the hover icons over the views, which is independent of other hover actions such as displaying AirButton UI buttons.
     

PointerIcon

Your users can instantly recognize when they hover their S-Pen over your Look-enhanced views.

Look S-Pen PointerIcon Custom Hover Icon

  • Users hover their S-Pen over a PointerIcon-associated view and the hover icon changes to an icon hat can be special either for that view or for a purpose such as indicating WritingBuddy input is available for the view's field.
  • The special hover icon can prompt the user, typically, to click the S-Pen button and tap a UI button generated by Look S-Pen feature in order to initiate the feature.
  • Your app controls specifying hover icon images and associating them with your app's views.
  • PointerIcon manages displaying the hover icons over the views, which is independent of other hover actions such as displaying AirButton UI buttons.

 

 

 

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