From 6th to 12th August 2011 the desktop summit will be held in Berlin and Contour will be there as well :)
Marco and Fania are going to hold a talk about Plasma Active and Contour, showing the current status of the development in a live demo (huh, risky!) and explaining the concept and technology behind it. So if you are interested in knowing more about the idea, the concept and the interface design, please attend on Monday, 8th August from 10:20-10:50 am at the Audimax (https://www.desktopsummit.org/program/sessions/new-activity-based-mobile-user-interface-plasma-and-nepomuk). The developer part will be explained by Marco who will speak about the underlying technology and implementation of Plasma Active/Contour.
If you want to play with our Demo WeTabs, give feedback or even improve parts you think are crappy, please visit our Plasma Active workshop on Wednesday in Room 1.204, from 09-12 am (https://www.desktopsummit.org/program/workshops-bofs).
See you there.
Contour will contribute a new usage paradigm using adaptive activities and intelligent recommendations. The aim is to create a context-sensitive user interface that adapts to current context, current activities and behavioral patterns of the user. The overall goal is to create a data-centric user interface which is not concerned with applications but rather offers intelligently combined data through a context-sensitive recommendation manager.
Contour is part of Plasma Active, the new user experience for all kind of devices like Tablets, Smartphones, in-car or Set Top Boxes. Plasma Active uses existing free desktop technology and brings it to a spectrum of devices through a desirable and innovative user interface. Contour and Plasma Active are currently at a conceptual stage. We have a proof-of-concept working on certain hardware, with a basic working shell, but an incomplete set of key applications. We welcome people to take part in this endeavor to make Contour and Plasma Active rock.
Contour development is supported by basysKom GmbH. basysKom wants to share our ideas, sources and development with the KDE community and develop it as an integral part of KDE. Read more information about the Contour project at our webpage http://contour.basyskom.com.