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Get Multi Touch Zoom Support for your G1
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:
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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Last edited by GaryF; 01-28-2009 at 06:49 PM.
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
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.
Originally Posted by Jbee
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