6th International Conference on MOBILe Wireless MiddleWARE, Operating Systems, and Applications

Research Article

A Natural Handwriting Algorithm for Tablets

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.mobilware.2013.254278,
        author={Kim Arvin Silvoza and Ryan Blonna and Rowel Atienza},
        title={A Natural Handwriting Algorithm for Tablets},
        proceedings={6th International Conference on MOBILe Wireless MiddleWARE, Operating Systems, and Applications},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={MOBILWARE},
        year={2014},
        month={7},
        keywords={smooth natural handwriting tablet note-taking apps mobile},
        doi={10.4108/icst.mobilware.2013.254278}
    }
    
  • Kim Arvin Silvoza
    Ryan Blonna
    Rowel Atienza
    Year: 2014
    A Natural Handwriting Algorithm for Tablets
    MOBILWARE
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.mobilware.2013.254278
Kim Arvin Silvoza1, Ryan Blonna1, Rowel Atienza1,*
  • 1: University of the Philippines-Diliman
*Contact email: rowel@eee.upd.edu.ph

Abstract

Note-taking applications today have features that imitate the behavior of real handwriting such as smooth strokes, responsive interface, and stroke thinning. However, the problem is that the writing tools of these applications do not fully simulate the feel of their real counterpart. Some of these applications have flaws like unnatural pen thinning effect, pixelation of strokes, and lack of highlighter blending. To solve these, an iPad application with a custom smooth writing algorithm was developed. It was compared to five commercially available note-taking programs in the App Store.