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Google Developing "eyes-free” Android Interface

Google Developing "eyes-free” Android Interface

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Screens can not always prove to be very pleasant when it comes to mobile, sometimes they can prove to be less effective because of their need to look at them while using it. To counter this, Engineers at Google are working on a technique for Android-powered phones which will use audio feedback to communicate with the user.

During Google's I/O developer conference last week, T.V. Raman - a research scientist at Google abd a part of Android developers' team, demonstrated a unique interface for Android phones which would use an adaptive interface with tactile and audio feedback to make up for its small screen.

Raman told in a press release:

"We are building a user interface that goes over and beyond the screen,” says Raman. Often, eyes-free interfaces are employed for blind users, but Raman, who himself is blind, assures that these interfaces have much broader implications. "This is not just about the blind user,” he says. "This is about how to use these devices if you're not in a position to look at the machine.”

Raman also stated that this technique would make Android phones one of its very own kind, which would use audio and vibration to provide feedback to its users. The best part is that Android programmers could add this feature in any Android application, all which is required is to add few lines of code.

See the video below for a demo:

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