MeeGo IVI provides a "IVIHome" application that is the default MeeGo IVI homescreen when the system boots. This section provides information about the design and use of the MeeGo "IVIHome" screen and taskbar.
IVIHome Design Objectives
The primary objectives in designing the IVI Home Screen were:
- Provide a sample taskbar that utilizes a scrollwheel, Text to Speech and Speech Recognition so that it can be operated without distracting driver by requiring them to look at the display or a keyboard. During system development the IVIHome and taskbar application may still be operated via touchscreen or mouse.
- Provide an "automotive" look and feel with a rounded taskbar to reflect the scrollwheel use and the ability to switch the taskbar from left side to right side of the display, presuming the display is in the automotive center console and the steering wheel could be on the left or right.
Navigating the IVIHome taskbar may be done via touchscreen, scrollwheel, and Speech Recognition of voice commands with the help of Text to Speech (TTS).