pinch and zoom multi touch

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by dcypher, Nov 8, 2009.

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    EDIT: I found more info... I retract my earlier post.
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    how about installing an alternative browser? will that avoid the need for rooting the device? could be a workaround until the latter is found...
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    Slightly off topic, but if you have a droid and want to show people some multitouch, then install PicSay (free) from the Market. It looks to have been updated with Multitouch and I can pinch zoom in and out of pictures.
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    yes, and just as smooth as the iphone's pinch-n-zoom. i bet in the next two days, there will be a browser with it enabled (Steel?)
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    from what i know the droid eris has multi touch on the browser so i dont get the whole it being an apple thing...
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    It is just a matter of adding the feature to the browser. Ive seen a test mod of a browser with multi touch. It will get pushed out and apple will lose yet another selling point.
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    My friend has the Eris and multitouch works on it's browser.
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    I don't get what the big deal is... double click is fine and works much better one handed.

    Also, I recall a video on Microsoft Surface (years before the iPhone) that features pinch zoom.

    As far as the patents, the answer is simple. Google buys Palm (Palm is on it's way to a quick bankruptcy anyway) and in addition to holding all those cool handheld patents, also gets some former Apple UI people and WebOS to further enhance the Android platform.
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    Personal preference my man. Just because some don't like it doesn't mean none of us should have it. ;)
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    I agree we should have it if the hardware is capable. I just can't stand the ifanboys pointing to multitouch as some major flaw in the Droid.
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    I thought I would hate not having pinch to zoom in the browser (being used to Apple's solution), but to be honest it's sooo much better to double tap. I do 80% of my browsing 1 handed and the Apple software double tap positions the 'block' of what you want to view in the center of the screen. A standard 2x zoom on a double tap is MUCH better. That said, I would like to have the option to do both for the other 20% when I do browse with 2 hands.

    Multitouch for everything else should be a given. Don't see why multitouch on everything else was left out.
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    Its trivial to enable pinch to zoom as soon as the droid is rooted. I know exactly where the settings is. As soon as the droid is rooted there will be a writeup showing how to turn it on ;)
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    Are you sure this is true? Don't applications have to have coding that makes use of the multitouch capabilities?
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    There are two lines in the build.prop file coming from the GSM version of the Droid that specify whether multitouch is turned on and how many simultaneous touches should be registered. It will be interesting to see what they do once we have root and can add them to our own prop file.
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    WHEN ARE THEY COMING???? I can't wait much longer!!!
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    Yep it should be in the phone already, Google disabled it in fear of a lawsuit from Apple in the states. If it isn't in we have a dump of the GSM droid (milestone). Shouldn't be too hard to move the browser components over in the worst case scenario.
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    I feel like a D BAG for asking guys and gals, but what is a "Root"
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    There is a writeup on what it is on page 2 of these forums

    What Root Means
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