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    Get Multi Touch Zoom Support for your G1



    Zoom-Zoom!

    For all of you G1 Users who lust after a multi-touch zoom solution, it seems your prayers have been heard.



    "This video shows the multi-touch demo apps that are described below. Yes, these demos are a little slow/clunky if you’re used to the iPhone — but that’s not the point. The demo apps (and the hacked system apps, Browser and MapView) can be made a lot more responsive through the addition of:

    OpenGL acceleration
    kinetic zooming / inertia (so that “fling” is supported) — should be trivial to add to the multitouch controller, I just didn’t do it
    and, in the case of maps and the browser, the addition of an API that is designed for partial zoom factors: the current API for both just suppports “zoom in”/”zoom out” not “zoom to 1.053x current zoom”, and starts the builtin jerky animation to get there, jumping in/out by a big step each time the animation has finished.
    This is a proof of concept, people — of course it will be optimized over time — the fact it’s not done yet doesn’t mean it can’t be or won’t be. Apple’s engineers were paid mega moola to implement their bling, I was not. It’s actually not that bad if you try it yourself — and here’s the real point: you can get working MT on your G1 TODAY and it was never designed for that. Try it out and you’ll agree that MT zooming in the browser is a freakish lot better than the zoom button solution that Google implemented in the 1.0 release."

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    I'm just a little afraid that now that Apples patent was granted they may try to sue Google and Palm for having multi-touch abilities on their new devices that seem to obviously be taking jabs at the Iphone

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    Wish the Storm had something like this. (If they get the OS running right.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jbee View Post
    Wish the Storm had something like this. (If they get the OS running right.)
    oh don't worry. they'll have it. it'll just lag.

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