Both numeric and textual data are accommodated by the system.
Numeric opinion data, on a rating scale of 1 to 5, are input using a touchscreen as a digital slideswitch. Fig.1.
The slideswitch uses haptics to communicate to the user. Fig. 2.
The haptic generator supplies a low level background vibration whenever the thumb is moving on the touchscreen. Fig. 3.
The app supplies a continuous rating of program content while remaining open and on top for uninterrupted access.
Textual opinion data are input on the touchscreen keyboard or dictated. These data are words or short phrases that convey an impression or feeling. Data are filtered, processed and ranked by frequency.
theQuestion’s dynamic opinion database offers the potential to comment on any media, live or replayed, calculate a new result and display it in real-time, as long as the media has a time signature.
Output graphics package offers multiple analytical tools. Displays may be retransmitted to the app, and also rebroadcast, to reward participation,
The numeric display depicts a composite of features on an overlay above program content. Fig. 4. (Shown on tablet).
Textual output are ranked by frequency and displayed as a wordcloud, in this embodiment. Fig. 5.