Android app for special needs user
April 11, 2011 5:13 PM Subscribe
Hide/move taskbar persistently, like locking a phone from a baby? Is there an Android app for that? If not, who would I ask?
posted by notashroom to computers & internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My best friend has a client who is a special needs young man. He is extremely limited in his range of motion and is intellectually at about an 8-12 month age level. Last weekend I introduced him to my Xoom tablet and he had a fantastic time playing Angry Birds and Leo the Lion. However, due to his lack of motor control, he exited the games many times and ended up in my email, wifi settings, etc., which upset him.
Is there an app I could use under Honeycomb that would shift the taskbar to the top or hide it and let me recall it with either the sleep button or volume buttons, universally, so he can play games that don't have it built in? I know some of the baby games have such built in, but most of them seem to assume the presence of hardware keys I don't have. I searched the market unsuccessfully.
If such an app doesn't exist, any ideas who I might appeal to about creating one out of the goodness of their hearts or for a nominal fee?