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Suggestion: Vibration Feedback

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Hi Mark,

let me start congratulating with you on this very useful utility/application you wrote.

 

I would like to suggest a feature that I think could be very nice to have: Vibration Feedback.

Would be nice to have a small vibration feedback every time you press a button, just as an ack, and also a vibration every time a new message/warning is received by the FMC.

What do you think about it?

 

Technically it could be done using Apache Cordova and the Vibration plugin. I guess that like me most of the users use an iPad/iPhone or an Android device as FMC :)

https://cordova.apache.org/

https://cordova.apache.org/docs/en/latest/reference/cordova-plugin-vibration/

https://github.com/apache/cordova-plugin-vibration

 

 

How does it sound?

 

Thanks

Emilio

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Hi Emilio,

 

it's definitely an interesting idea. My only concern is that most devices used as CDUs are tablets, which normally aren't equipped with vibration motors.

At least that's the case with iOS tablets and with the older nexus Android tablets.
Would you agree with that?

 

For phones this may work nicely, but I'm guessing less than 15% of users will actually run the CDU on a phone (just too small screen size).

 

I'm however open to discuss this, so if anyone has some feelings one way or another, feel free to post here.

 

Best Regards

Mark


Mark Foti

Author of aviaworx - https://www.aviaworx.com

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Hi Mark,

yes you are right, most of us use a tablet. Maybe the vibration is not the best solution but something like a small "click" sound would be good as well.

Very often my problem is due to the lag of the network it takes few millisecond between my finger tab and the FMC to refresh, so I tap the same button twice thinking I didn't touch it the first time. A small "click" sound would give the me a feedback and would do the job

Am I the only one with this problem? :) 

Cheers 

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I agree on the clicksound, it would be a nice little feature to see.

Maybe also some button push effect?


Greetings from the 737 flightdeck!

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