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  1. 502 votes
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      planned  ·  5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Publish source code of BabyMEF on CodePlex

      I would really appreciate it if the source code of the BabySmash edition with MEF-Support (SmashPacks!) could be published on CodePlex (or sth similar).

      34 votes
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      • Add live webcam support (maybe as screen background?)

        My 2-year old loves BabySmash, but she also loves watching herself in the webcam on our laptop. How about combining the two? Maybe the webcam video could be lightened and used as the screen background.

        131 votes
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          4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 384 votes
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          • Make exit keyboard command more difficult

            My 1 yr old played for the first time today and she was out of the app and opening up multiple instances of Windows Media Center in about 5 minutes. Any thought about making the keyboard command to exit the app a little more difficult or involved (i.e., adding additional keys besides just Alt-F4)?

            72 votes
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              19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              OK, she hit ALT-F4 fast? My concern is that if I make exiting harder that parents won’t be able to get out. ;) (I’ve had this complaint before). However, your point is well taken. What’s a good keystroke? CTRL-SHIFT-ALT-F4?

            • internationalization

              Support other languages

              269 votes
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              • 128 votes
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                  planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • create a "portable" version

                  I'd really love a non-installer version I can run off a USB key, so I, uh, I mean Baby can play in places where I don't have permission to install software.

                  46 votes
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                  • Discourage "smashing"

                    Make it only respond if a single key is pressed and not when banging the whole hand on the keyboard.

                    287 votes
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                      11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Good idea, I’ll see if it’s possible to detect multiple keypresses at the same time. What do you want it to do? BUZZ? Big “No!” or Red X?

                    • KeySmash API

                      You have gone to great lengths to grab every possible input via keyboard and mouse - why not package that up as a nice API that folks can use to build other apps like Teen-Smash, Geri-Smash, Spouse-Smash - but seriously - it would allow people to build nice kiosk style apps and make sure no mischief is going on.

                      9 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        That’s totally the idea. Note the other feedback item on “Scripting Functionality.” It’d be cool to be able to create other applications. I’d love to turn BabySmash into a “Speak N’ Spell” where folks could write scripts to do the logic.

                      • Map the keypad numbers to real numbers.

                        Right now, keypad numbers show shapes

                        15 votes
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                        • Audio/visual feedback for touch screen devices

                          Watching video clips of Babysmash in use and nearly all the kids touch the screen - well I have a tablet laptop, it would be great to have the screen give feedback too

                          12 votes
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                          • turn off spinning animation.

                            The delay between key press and object display is too slow to highlight a cause and effect situation. Please add a toggle to preferences to show/hide annimation effect.

                            2 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • name licensing terms

                              It would also be nice to get some headers on the source files indicating licensing.

                              Also, more information on the website about contribution licensing requirements if there are any.

                              3 votes
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                              • phonetics instead of text to speech.

                                instead of the voice to speech use actual phonetic sounds.

                                45 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 17 votes
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                                  • Scripting Functionality to create new games from BabySmash

                                    Make it so you can use IronRuby to script the BabySmash primitives. Then we could create ToddlerSmash and other more complex "Speak and Spell" type games via script.

                                    21 votes
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                                    • allow user selected images as shape backgrounds

                                      allow user to select images to use for shape backgrounds. e.g. I could select pictures of our kids to display back to them as background images.

                                      33 votes
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                                      • ScreenSaver Mode

                                        be able to have BabySmash listed in the Screen Savers dialogue box.

                                        138 votes
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                                        • 18 votes
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