Seeking Digital Whiteboard App

Robert Stewart librespear at gmail.com
Mon Feb 3 23:43:43 MST 2014


On Mon, Feb 03, 2014 at 05:38:31PM -0700, Jonathan Duncan wrote:
> In my office we whiteboard, a lot. Whiteboarding is a great way to get
> ideas out of our heads and communicate visually with others. Ideas often
> translate better as pictures than they do as words.
> 
> Some downsides of whiteboarding: there is not always a whiteboard around,
> there is not always a whiteboard that is large enough to handle all the
> ideas we want to put on it, taking a picture of the contents of a
> whiteboard is handy but could be more efficient.

Johnny Chung Lee did a free wiimote whiteboard application before tablets
were a common item. His homepage says that he works at Google now.
Perhaps they've done something more with it since.

http://johnnylee.net/projects/wii/

A friend reported that the wiimote setup worked well in a whiteboard /
projector combination for web page design / customer meetings.

Not exactly what you asked for but perhaps a useful lead.

Robert 

> 
> As I was in another whiteboarding session today I thought it would be handy
> to have a tablet on which I could draw ideas and the tablet could be
> mirrored onto a large monitor or projector screen. It would be nice if
> screen on the tablet would actually be only a portion of the larger
> picture. I could zoom into a small area, draw or write details, zoom out
> and draw bigger items, etc. All the while, my coworkers could see the big
> picture on the large monitor.
> 
> I am currently in the process of Googling and I see some apps that I am
> researching.
> 
> In the meantime, I am wondering if any pluggers have any app like this
> (iPad or Andriod) can provide some feedback on what they liked or did not
> like about such an app.
> 
> Thanks,
> Jonathan
> 
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