IDEO has released new eyecontact software, allowing users of Handspringis Visor and the new eyemodule digital camera, to enhance their address books. Combined, eyecontact and eyemmodule make it easy for users to put a face to a name by attaching an image to any contact in a useris address book. According to IDEO:
Handspring(tm) Visor(tm) users can nowmatch a face with a name using the new, free eyecontact(tm) softwareapplication for use with the eyemodule(tm) digital camera. Created by theeyemodule development team, eyecontact works with an eyemodule userisexisting address book to attach photos to individual entries. The
eyecontact software is now posted at www.eyemodule.com as a free download. eyecontact works in conjunction with the eyemodule digital camera "imagecapture" feature and image database, and the address book built into theVisor handheld. The images can be selected from an existing eyemoduledatabase or can be captured directly by the eyecontact application when auser has an eyemodule in the Visoris Springboard expansion slot. eyecontactalso provides the capability to beam an address -- with an image attached --to another Palm OS handheld unit with the eyecontact software installed.
eyecontactis features are structured in three basic modes: "Address ListView" displays an eyemodule camera icon to the far right of the entry, muchlike the "note" icon. Tapping on the camera icon will display the attachedimage. "Address Record View" allows users to simply tap on an address toget a detailed view of the address selected. If an image is attached, thenit will also be shown. "Edit Record" lets users create and input an imageinto the address record.
In "Edit Record" mode, a few functions have been added to allow consumers tochoose, capture, and remove images. Tapping on "Choose" brings up athumbnail gallery of eyemodule database images, from which an image can beselected and inserted into the address book. If the user does not have asuitable image in the database, then tapping on "Capture" (with an eyemodulein the Springboard(tm) slot) takes the user to a live preview where an imagecan be captured. Tap "Remove" to delete an image from an address record.
eyecontact is a software application for use with the eyemodule digitalcamera, which operates on all Handspring Visors, including the recentlyreleased Visor Platinum and Visor Prism. The eyecontact application anduser instructions can be downloaded from the eyemodule website(www.eyemodule.com) and installed on a Handspring handheld via the Hotsync process.
The new eyecontact software is available for free, and you can find more information at the eyemodule web site.