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WaffleApps/todos
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README.WaffleTodos

README.WaffleTodos

v0.1 - 2011-12-12


This package contains a prototype todo list application for the Kindle Touch. 

The Kindle Touch is an interesting beast. Much of its user interface
is built in HTML5. (The browser "application" itself is just some
JavaScript, HTML and CSS wrapped around the platform's built-in
WebKit rendering engine running full-screen in X11.

Yesteday, Yifan Lu (http:yifan.lu) released a tool to allow Kindle
Touch owners to gain root access to their devices. This tool took 
advantage of the fact that the MP3 player app on the Kindle Touch 
renders the titles of .mp3 files as HTML.

I spent a bit of time poking around my Kindle Touch last night - I
found all sorts of neat stuff. One item stood out - "waf", the
Kindle's client-side Web Application Framework.  Amazon have used
it to build their updated on-device Kindle Store, as well as some
other bits and pieces.

On a lark, I cobbled together enough bits to run the "Todo list" demo
that ships with bootstrap.js. It ran. It even ran reasonably well.

Using Yifan's "Musical Launcher" technique, I've polished up this
todo list demo to the point where it should run fine on any Kindle
Touch (rooted or not). The only changes it makes to the Kindle's
internal filesystems is to add three required entries to an application
registration database. I don't believe that this is likely to brick
your Kindle Touch. If it does, please email me and I'll see what I
can do. Bear in mind, howeverm that I may not be able to help you
out and won't replace your Kindle if something goes wrong.

This package consists of two pieces:

    music/Todos.mp3 - Drop this file in your Kindle's "music" folder.

    WaffleApps - Drop this file in the toplevel directory on you Kindle

After that:

    Disconnect your Kindle from your computer
    Click the "home" button
    Click on the "menu" button
    Select "Experimental" from the menu
    Select "MP3 Player"
    Click on "Launch Todos"
    Get stuff done



Best,

    Jesse Vincent
    jesse@fsck.com
    2011-12-12


Copyright 2011 Jesse Vincent <jesse@fsck.com>
WaffleApps may be freely distributed under the MIT license.

This package contains:
    
Backbone.js 0.5.3
(c) 2010-2011 Jeremy Ashkenas, DocumentCloud Inc.
Backbone may be freely distributed under the MIT license.
(Including n example Backbone application contributed by Jérôme Gravel-Niquet (http://jgn.me/).

http:www.JSON.org/json2.js 2009-09-29
Public Domain.

jQuery JavaScript Library v1.6.4
Copyright 2011, John Resig
Dual licensed under the MIT or GPL Version 2 licenses.

Underscore.js 1.2.2
(c) 2011 Jeremy Ashkenas, DocumentCloud Inc.
Underscore is freely distributable under the MIT license.
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