cheers for your prof. answer linja,
but i still insist on the sillyness of demanding, a multitouch single-finger interface,
because then a non-multitouch would suffice ?
I completely agree with you that proper multitouch , is very nice/intuitive , but sometimes too much, and your sometimes better of with one finger symbols& shapes.
Frequently the best multi-touch gestures are done with a single finger. The advantage of using a single finger to manipulate a multi-touch surface are compelling. For one thing, a single finger gesture is frequently easier to execute than multiple finger gestures. And, in my opinion, single finger gestures can be much more intuitive then multi-finger gestures.
As an example lets compare the ubiquitous "pinch" gesture popularized by the iPhone, which shrinks or stretches visuals, to the Linja Zax gesture developed by Linja Design Oy of Helsinki Finland. The pinch gesture obviously requires two fingers of one hand with the iPhone or fingers from two hands with something like the surface. While the pinch works really well, it requires frequent and repeated pinching or stretching to progressively zoom out of or into a image. Do this gesture on a global map on a big touch screen enough times and you'll soon get tired of it. The Linja Zax gesture, on the other hand requires only a single finger which traces a spiral. With each spiral (a circle gesture really) the image zooms in or out depending on whether you move your finger clockwise or counter clockwise. It's very simple to remember and to execute and is an excellent alternative to pinching and stretching.
Another example is the Swype keyboard developed by Swype of Seattle, Washington. Swype allows you to enter text by dragging your finger and pausing on keys rather than thumbing, henpecking or touch typing. It's really handy with small devices. Swype allows you to type fairly fast or even really fast when combined with predictive logic. It's a nice alternative to pecking away at a keyboard on a small device.
There are plenty of other examples of nice single finger gestures including the archetype button press, but also other less known examples like the “tack” in which you start with the tip of the finger and roll on to the pad of your finger to indicate tacking something down (sorry I can't find the video that shows that one).
The point is: when talking about multi-touch we should not insist that multiple fingers be used at all times. What is more important is that multiple fingers can be used to allow social computing or more sophisticated gestures. In general, however, I think multi-finger gestures should be used sparingly. Why use two or three fingers (or sometimes a whole hand) to do what can be done with one finger?
Of course its easy to see people going overboard with this – like videos I’ve seen where user have to memorize a number glyphs in order to request menus or help or whatnot. Single-finger gestures are extremely important tool in multi-touch design but like all gestures they should be intuitive and discoverable.
resistive is more sm, 25 Mar 2009IF you drop it, and the glass break then you have to buy new one although you are under warrea... more' other mobile phone will have one finger multitouch zoom soon. thanks'
one finger multitouch , trying to figure this one out...
One finger gesture for zoom is better than multifingers gesture for zoom, when you use one hand to operate your phone, example while you are walking.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970He gives nokia a good idea of multitouch-like software for internet and photo browser!
Good to have it without using stantum yet!!!
lina, 25 Mar 2009what the diffrent between iphone and imax? http://www.imax.com
lina, 25 Mar 2009what the diffrent between iphone and imax? imax is a big screen cinema, it has nothing to do with iPhone.
deer sheep if you want a real phone with a ton of specs you should consider samsung or nokia
resistive is more sm, 25 Mar 2009IF you drop it, and the glass break then you have to buy new one although you are under warrea... moreYou drop it off at a shop and get a quote for a non warranty repair, you pay the repair cost and they usually give you a new one.
You can also buy screen replacement kits on the net complete with tools and instructions for about $50.
Exactly the same as any phone with a damaged screen.
Anonymous, 25 Mar 2009Actually, Iphone OS 3.0 offers tethering through both USB and bluetooth. This website has seve... moreIF you drop it, and the glass break then you have to buy new one although you are under warreanty.
Resistive screen is about precision, so you can drawing good picture with stylus, software plastics screen can be replaces at a low price. S60v5 is Finger friendly, stantum 3.5" touchpark on resistive can detect pressure, very responsive, unlimtied finger touch, work with nail, finge, stylus and brush as well. it does have pinch to zoom, so it has everything in it, so resistive screen is more smart!
can wait to see it implemented in future non-Apple phones, Asia market need it, cold climate zone needs it as well.
the multitouch on iphone is useful only for zoom and fast typing speed on virtual keyboard. other mobile phone will have one finger multitouch zoom soon. thanks
hello! can you help me? my manager ask me why we call this phone 'iphone'? what the diffrent iphone with imax? and the others ipod? plesz reply my msg if someone know it.
lina, 25 Mar 2009the iphone have a bit dificult to answer if someone call.Hey Lina, with regards to your answering phone calls on iphone, when the screen turns on, the touch calibration resets. If a fleshy part of you (your face or fingers) was touching the screen when it turned out, then it will not be accurate. Simply make sure your fingers and any skin are clear of the screen when it turns on. Also just make sure you make a decisive swipe of your thumb/finger to answer call.
crap, 24 Mar 2009ok, many ifans are wishing that video call coming to next model, but i think it is still a cra... moreActually, Iphone OS 3.0 offers tethering through both USB and bluetooth. This website has several articles covering the event at which Iphone OS 3.0 was released, also covering everything the Iphone will get. Capacitive touch is MUCH better than resistive, it is not only smoother and more dynamic than resistive touch, it is also much more durable, as you aren't stabbing your screen with a stylus everytime you use it. Why else would phones JUST NOW begin to use capacitive touch instead of resistive? Multi-touch on resistive? It still can never beat capacitive, which can even offer support for 3 or 4 fingers (as seen on macbooks).
Sir Josiah, 25 Mar 2009BREAKING NEWS!!! Just got an email through from my boss, turns out there is a Nokia 5800 re... moreWheres the fight? I don't see anyone you're fighting with on this page or the last regarding 5800. You're the only one commenting on 5800. I see a comment some said the iphone is hard for answering a call. Why aren't you helping that person?
one question plss, how do u check the firmware on it, for example if I want to buy it now, at the store, how do I know it`ll have the newest firmware 3.0
Anonymous, 24 Mar 2009I have no clue what do you mean??????????????????the iphone have a bit dificult to answer if someone call.
Just got an email through from my boss, turns out there is a Nokia 5800 recall. Apparently there is software issues.
My condolences to the iPhone Killer in its time of grief... and lack of iPhone killing. :)
In all honesty, I really couldn't care less whether a new iPhone came out this year. Okay, so maybe some more memory would be nice, but Apple are already giving me a brand new phone with 3.0.
And I cannot stress this enough: If you are a Nokia/Samsung/SE fan, who's goal is come to this forum and tear down iPhones and their users, could you please keep it on released software. N96, 5800, C905 and first gen Omnia only. As I have said countless times before, until a phone has been released, and been tried and tested by we the people, how can we tell if its a decent phone? The only source of information we have is the company's advertising and PR team.
The next person to say N97 or Omnia HD should be reported... lol.