In the past few months with the advent of the new hardware by the leading mobile phone manufactures, new applications are being developed which completely utilizes the potential of the hardware. Some very good and innovative ideas have been put to use and one such idea is Hi-n-Bye.
Hi-n-Bye is a Symbian mobile phone application which actually uses the orientation or movement of your smartphone guided by the motion sensors and the accelerometers provided by the manufacturers. Well in precise words, Hi-n-Bye is a gesture based application which you can use to accept or deny the incoming calls just by moving your phone in a pre defined manner.
To get going with this application you need to learn some moves. For example just lifting the phone and bringing it closer to ear will automatically trigger the answer button. Moreover if you want to hang up the call, you just need to flip the phone upside down on the table and the call will be hanged. If you are not comfortable with the default actions, you can also customize some of the gestures but not all. So you will still have to learn the actions and this is the toughest part about the application. However, kinetix has uploaded a youtube video which you can watch from this link: Youtube video guide.
One thing that initially bothered me was that what if you trigger these actions unintentionally. It could happen when you are travelling on a rough road or playing some sport with cell phone in your pocket but found it needless to worry about as the gestures are quite long and require string of actions to be triggered which under ordinary circumstances doesn’t happen unless you intend to.