[maemo-users] Signature pad app for maemo tablets?

From: Jake Wasdin jake at wasdin.net
Date: Sat Feb 13 05:08:59 EET 2010
On Fri, 12 Feb 2010 18:39:28 -0800 Lake Stevens Dental
<lakestevensdental at verizon.net> wrote:

> A not so complicated maemo app to think about...
> It would be nice if there were a secure app (like the Topaz signature
> pad <http://www.topazsystems.com/products/index.htm>) for using any of
> the maemo tablets (770, 8xx, 900, etc) as a 'signature' device that
> could (preferably interactively) connect a displayed document to
> client signatures.  The interaction could be via wifi or bluetooth or
> stored doc-id&sig to be securely transmitted later via any available
> means.
> While the utility of the older tablets diminishes, all these devices
> that I'm aware of could support an app that could connect a displayed
> (sizable) document with a tablet collected signature for that
> document. In other words, display document X in the tablet, give
> someone a stylus to directly sign the fully read document and have
> that either transmitted or stored in a secure format for
> business/legal use.   One could even add a layer of security with a
> picture of the signee taken by the device?
> Possible uses could be enormous, such as legal documents, medical
> consent forms, business agreement transactions, and perhaps even
> collecting petition signatures.

If an application could be made to simply take an input from the device
and forward it to the computer like a graphics pad (i.e. Wacom tablet)
could it also be used for a signature pad? I think having a rudimentary
graphics pad application would be more useful to more people than one
only aimed at signatures (well I'd prefer it anyway!).

Anyway, the idea is good. I don't have the know how to code it, but I
would like to see it. 
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