[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Multi touch support on N800/Maemo

From: Pablo Chacin pablochacin at gmail.com
Date: Thu Jan 11 19:23:45 EET 2007
Thanks Andrew. You are right, they are two separate, but related, things.
Multi touch make possible or easier some gestures, are rotate an object, or
pick its corners to resize it.

On 1/11/07, Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org> wrote:
> On 1/11/07, Pablo Chacin <pablochacin at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > From what I've read it seams that the N800 and/or maemo don't support
> > multi touch screen. That is, the interaction model is based on "clicks"
> > and could not handle gesture based interfaces.
> No, multitouch isn't about gestures, it's about using two points of
> contact at the same time. This is not supported by the hardware of the
> 770 or N800 (AFAICT) so changing the software won't do any good.
> Gestures, however, are supported - for example the up stroke on the
> virtual keyboard to invert case. There could be some more interesting
> things done with them, I feel though (not sure what... ;-))
> Cheers,
> Andrew
> --
> Andrew Flegg -- mailto:andrew at bleb.org  |  http://www.bleb.org/
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