For comparison, think of it like Steam's controller profiles that the community creates and "votes on" by using them.
- Easy and Quick setup for
- new users
- users trying a new application
- users who are unsure and want to play with different setups
- Recovery from changing hardware for whatever reason (whether that's saving a personal profile to the cloud or offline storage)
- There are multiple products that could use this:
- EK Remote for screened tablets
- Express/radial menus (whether called on via stylus/pen or tablet button)
- Buttons on a stylus or tablet
- Promotes more engagement from the community
- Harmful and malicious keyboard macros
- This could be tough. Maybe restrict being able to do fancier macros to the profile. Like anything that would use the Windows/⌘ key for example or have a very small character limit.
- Present everything in an easily readable fashion so users can judge it for themselves
- Have a "Report" button for a button profile, and link it to a user account for restricting user submission access.
- New Users are restricted from uploading a community profile for a certain amount of time.
- Custom mapping INSIDE the application(s) could counteract the mapping of the button profile
- Have a "Name" field for the button press so users know what the button press is supposed to do (same thing the Radial Menu has, but would be used for physical buttons)
- Could have a flag on the profile indicating that more work is needed in the app.
- Potentially read an application's buttons abstractly. (example: a profile button mapped to "brush" doesn't need to worry about what the keyboard shortcut is and can react to whatever it's set to) - I understand this would need more work per application
Let me know what you think!