pinch and zoom multi touch

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

  1. RosarioM

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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.
     
  3. microbolt

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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"
     
  10. microbolt

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    There is a writeup on what it is on page 2 of these forums

    What Root Means
     
  11. DroidCody

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    droid Eris has multitouch in several areas. Email, Browser and Gallery from what i can tell.
     
  12. Erron

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    Well...google released the source code now. So it wont be long until its rooted and someone does it.
     
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    Great news!

    Although this is still a REQUIREMENT that Google needs to implement in an update. There is no reason Eris should have it, and we don't.
     
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    Since I am new to Android, isn't it entirely possible someone basically just repackages the browser and maybe maps to support it?

    Or are the browser and map apps not part of the source?
     
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    PhoneMyPC has supported multi-touch zooming since Android 1.0 (on un-rooted phones).

    My [subjective, un-supportable] hunch about Multi-touch is this.

    Google is walking a wide path around this because of Apple. It could be patent issues, or it could be because Eric Schmidt sat on Apple's board during the rise of the iPhone.

    The best evidence of this is the following:
    * Google would not implement Multi-touch, even though all Android hardware and all versions of Android would support some version of it.
    * Even though it's built into their OS now, they won't make their software use it in the USA, but they plan to do so in Europe.
    * The current Multi-touch code in Android 2.0 is almost certainly contributed by HTC and not Google.

    I think Google is 'allowing' it to come to Android, but keeping their hands out of it, for whatever reason.

    Consequently, we looked into making a MT browser a while back. It's quite doable, but a lot of work to get the other functionality up to a reasonable level.

    SoftwareForMe.com
    Makers of PhoneMyPC
     
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