pinch and zoom multi touch

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

  1. DroidCody
    Offline

    DroidCody New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    droid Eris has multitouch in several areas. Email, Browser and Gallery from what i can tell.
  2. Erron
    Offline

    Erron Developer Developer

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009
    Messages:
    1,075
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Well...google released the source code now. So it wont be long until its rooted and someone does it.
  3. NBAJWill55
    Offline

    NBAJWill55 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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.
  4. Appleanche
    Offline

    Appleanche New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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?
  5. SoftwareForMe.com
    Offline

    SoftwareForMe.com New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    249
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Washington State
    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
  6. jstrick5
    Offline

    jstrick5 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I agree with RosarioM... It's NOT that big of a deal. Regardless of which method is better, we're talking about zooming here. I really don't think any of our lives will drastically improve when "pinch to zoom" is a browser feature on the droid. Someone even went so far as to call it a "selling point" on the iPhone. six and one half dozen people.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2009
  7. biteme
    Offline

    biteme New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    multi touch

    Any one try xscope? It claims to be a browser that supports multi touch (pinch zoom) functions, however it is $2.99. Curious if it really works.
  8. Appleanche
    Offline

    Appleanche New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Just tried it, works.

    But it's a really sluggish browser, and the way pinch and zoom is in it is a bit sluggish too in my books too, zooms out way too far out. It zooms too much and it doesn't fix that until you go to move.

    Don't think it's worth the $3, seems like a beta really.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2009
  9. JustinRutledge
    Offline

    JustinRutledge New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hey everyone the new update for dolphin browser came out today and it now supports multi-touch Pinch and zoom. Works Great!!
  10. JhankG
    Offline

    JhankG New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    3,098
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Summerfield, NC
    The only way I'll switch browsers is if the mobile mozilla browser that is coming out soon supports muilti-touch.
  11. NBAJWill55
    Offline

    NBAJWill55 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Wow I do like the action on the Dolphin Browser. Although its a bit too sensitive, and I'm not a fan of the continual zooming after I let go of the screen. But I like it more than stock browser
  12. flip69
    Offline

    flip69 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Well it is a Apple thing since Apple holds patents on the pinch thing. Palm used it because there survival was at stake and they would deal with the lawsuit later if they got one from Apple. Google, Motorola and Verizon are much bigger targets.
  13. flip69
    Offline

    flip69 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Does this replace the standard browser or is it a separate application? Does it remember logins and passwords?
  14. medicTHREE
    Offline

    medicTHREE New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2009
    Messages:
    463
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    yawn. There is no indication that there is an existing patent on this. None.
  15. Mike84
    Offline

    Mike84 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2009
    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Once you set it as your default browser it will replace your stock browser.
  16. 1GstoEnvy
    Offline

    1GstoEnvy New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2009
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    do you have to buy the dolphin browser or is it free?
  17. WillThaKid
    Offline

    WillThaKid New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Colorado
    Download app called Dolphin Browser and it fully supports Pinch and Zoom on the web browser and it is faster then default browser.. free in the market place
  18. samredman
    Offline

    samredman New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    two other apps have it... the phonemypc app does and the same company has a gallery viewer called imagine multi-touch that does. So there you go. Plus, the Softwareforme.com guy (people who make those two apps) says he knows a company which is preparing a pinch ad zoom browser... and then I just heard that the Dolphin browser just announced pinch and zoom. It'll happen soon across the board.
  19. albyone
    Offline

    albyone New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    F a n t a s t i c..... I just downloaded it and I'll be.... it works!

    Dolphin has just become my primary browser!
  20. SSHGuru
    Offline

    SSHGuru New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    3,839
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Wow!

    It's terrific! I'm very happy that this is out - true pinch and zoom.

    Multi-Touch here we come.

    This forum is great.:icon_ banana:
Search tags for this page

android disable double tap zoom

,
android dolphin double click
,
android double- tabs fingers to zoom
,
android pinch to zoom disabled
,
android turn off one finger zoom
,

enable pinch to zoom android

,
galaxy s3 multi touch zoom enable
,
how to activate zoom on sndroid
,
how to turn off double tap zoom on android