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iBat – book cricket rejuvenated

In India, Cricket is not just a sport, it’s a religion. So here is a hypothetical idea for an iPad application. The idea is totally imaginative. No part of it has been conceptualized or visualized. This is a gaming application for all age group and its targeted to increase the indoor vegitativeness of youngsters and to increase the laziness of office goers and software engineers on bench.

The application is designed for iPad mainly because of iPad’s size advantage. Now apart from the software, you need two accessories. Lets call them iSleeve and iSphere. iSleeve is a transparent protection cover for iPad and its fitted with pressure sensors which are docked to iPad. iSphere is nothing but a ball with proximity sensors. But its connected to iPad wirelessly via Bluetooth.

The basic system of the game is to throw the iSphere towards the person(iBatsman) holding the iPad covered with iSleeve and the iBatsman hits the iSphere as far as he can. The pressure sensors along with the proximity sensors in iSphere help iPad to calculate the speed and distance the iSphere was hit. The actual application now calculates the score based on these values. It also senses if the ball was caught or it missed the iPad and hit the iStumps (optional accessory) to judge the wicket.

This can be a crazy stupid idea. But its a true fact that it dawned when I was sleeping one night after reading about the launch of iPad and watching the keynote presentations. Hearts crossed, I swear…


7 responses

  1. Jithendra

    nice idea dude..y don't u send it to Steve Jobs?

    May 12, 2010 at 6:30 PM

  2. Though there is no exposure to the 'i' things, the concept i could visualise! i good!

    May 16, 2010 at 12:44 PM

  3. he he .. for a moment u were actually plannin to immortalize book cricket for the iPad

    May 29, 2010 at 8:41 AM

  4. Brilliant post Giri, I have re-blogged this.

    August 20, 2010 at 7:31 AM

  5. Sir, something wrong with DISQUS. I have posted a comment stating “I liked this post and I have re-blogged it” the comment is attached to some other post of yours.
    Even right hand nav shows it is somewhere else .. twice!

    I have given p after trying for couple of times, but hope you got my comment.

    August 20, 2010 at 7:37 AM

  6. thanks bach.. got ur comment.. i’ll look into this discuss bug now..

    thanks for reblogging..

    August 21, 2010 at 1:19 PM

  7. i am (rarely) guilty of being ‘busy’ :)

    August 25, 2010 at 3:59 PM

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