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From: David Rogers <davidandrewrogers@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Agenda in MobileOrg for Android
Date: Sun, 07 Apr 2013 21:33:41 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <86sj31abfe.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20130407234104.48d1a07f@aga-netbook> (Marcin Borkowski's message of "Sun, 7 Apr 2013 23:41:04 +0200")

Marcin Borkowski <mbork@wmi.amu.edu.pl> writes:

> Dnia 2013-04-07, o godz. 14:16:54
> David Rogers <davidandrewrogers@gmail.com> napisał(a):

>> I have felt the same way. Is the reason it's not already done (and the
>> pitfall for you if you take on a project like this) that "re-write
>> major chunks of Emacs" is a pretty big job?
>
> ...
> Remember that the purpose of something like such an app (as opposed to
> Org-mode proper) would not be *editing* of text, but (primarily)
> *entering* texts (and short ones, for that matter), entering
> timestamps (which is quite convenient with any pointing device,
> including touchscreens) and things like changing todo states and
> clocking in and out - and that's basically it.  In other words, a very
> small subset of Org-mode is needed here (at least for me).

I see what you mean. That makes more sense than what I said, and I like
your idea.

The part that I want most from Org-mode on Android is being able to
automatically get audible reminders for all my appointments, whether
through a transfer into the phone's own calendar or some other way. The
current MobileOrg doesn't quite do the job, since it doesn't yet parse
things like this:

<%%(org-class 2013 03 01 2013 06 22 5 52 1 12 13)>

... In fact, last time I checked, it didn't even parse date stamps that
weren't in the headline...

... so my whole Org file has to be specially formatted, and some of
Org-mode's extremely useful features avoided, if I am going to satisfy
MobileOrg's requirements.

Being able to edit is nice, but that doesn't take advantage of what I
really have the phone with me for - I see my phone as mainly a reminder
machine, not mainly an editing machine, and would love to see MobileOrg
(or some new project) gain the ability to parse every possible agenda
feature used in Org files, so that I can actually receive reminders for
all the items in my Org-mode agenda. If it came with a better way of
simple editing, that would be even better.

-- 
David

  reply	other threads:[~2013-04-08  4:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 35+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-03-24  1:52 Marcin Borkowski
2013-03-24  2:04 ` John Hendy
2013-04-07 13:13   ` Marcin Borkowski
2013-04-07 21:16     ` David Rogers
2013-04-07 21:41       ` Marcin Borkowski
2013-04-08  4:33         ` David Rogers [this message]
2013-04-08  6:24           ` Marcin Borkowski
2013-04-08  1:20     ` James Harkins
2013-04-08  9:26       ` Marcin Borkowski
2013-04-09 10:19         ` Gareth Smith
2013-04-08  6:52     ` James Harkins
2013-04-08  9:28       ` Marcin Borkowski
2013-04-09 18:24         ` Matthew Jones
2013-04-09 20:27           ` Marcin Borkowski
2013-04-09 20:51             ` Matthew Jones
2013-04-09 21:36               ` Marcin Borkowski
2013-04-09 22:06           ` John Hendy
2013-04-23 10:50           ` Android MobileOrg: appointments without SCHEDULED/DEADLINE (was: Agenda in MobileOrg for Android) Karl Voit
2013-04-24  4:41             ` Android MobileOrg: appointments without SCHEDULED/DEADLINE Rémi Vanicat
2013-04-24  7:38               ` Eric S Fraga
2013-04-24 14:46                 ` Rémi Vanicat
2013-04-24 17:21               ` Henning Weiss
2013-04-24 17:33               ` MobileOrg and repeating events (was: Android MobileOrg: appointments without SCHEDULED/DEADLINE) Karl Voit
2013-04-24 17:15             ` Android MobileOrg: appointments without SCHEDULED/DEADLINE (was: Agenda in MobileOrg for Android) Henning Weiss
2013-04-24 17:30               ` Karl Voit
2013-04-25  8:55               ` Android MobileOrg: appointments without SCHEDULED/DEADLINE Eric S Fraga
2013-04-15 12:45         ` Agenda in MobileOrg for Android Andreas Leha
2013-04-15 15:24           ` Bastien
2013-04-15 18:36             ` Andreas Leha
2013-05-12  1:55         ` mobileorg-android
2013-05-13  3:00           ` [mobileorg-android] " James Harkins
2013-05-13 13:28             ` Marcin Borkowski
2013-04-07 17:54 Itai kloog
2013-04-09 18:09 Jorge A. Alfaro Murillo
2013-04-09 18:18 ` David Rogers

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