David Kyalo | intuilab

Developing Innovative Multi-Touch Applications with Multi-Touch Software

Sep 15th 2014 at 11:36 PM

Mobile devices like tablets and Smartphones have capacitive touch sensitive screens that capture interactions made using the fingers. With the constantly evolving mobile web, increasingly sophisticated applications not only make browsing and using web apps more convenient—it also increases user appetite for more innovative applications that incorporate touch and maximize the function of touch-enabled devices. This is why web developers are always on the lookout for new and better ways to meet these increasing demands. Multi-touch applications are all in the rage these days, and if your business is still not embracing this development, it is very likely that you are falling behind your competitors who have already jumped into the multi-touch bandwagon.

 

Developing touch-enabled applications can be very challenging, especially for those who don't have knowledge about coding for touch gestures. Thanks to innovations in web application development, it is now possible to create interactive digital experiences— including programs for mobile devices and multi-touch displays—without writing a single line of code. With basic knowledge of design, it is now easy to create interactive applications and experiences that will make it easier for clients (and new potential customers) to access your products and services.

 

Here are some of the best practices you should keep in mind when designing multi-touch applications:

 

· Prevent/Avoid zooming – Default settings often don't work well for multi-touch applications because swipes and gestures are mostly associated with browser behavior like zooming and scrolling. Disabling zoom so that the viewport is not user scalable will prevent the unusual application behavior. The same is true with scrolling, as many mobile devices are equipped with default behaviors that cause the view on the screen to bounce back when scrolling goes over the bounds of the app content.

· Consider multi-finger gestures – Multi-touch applications that involve complex multi-finger gestures should also be designed in a way that they can carefully react to the right touch events.

· Device support – Device support should also be considered, especially if you intend to cater to various users, who most likely own different touch platforms.

 

Thanks to newer developer tools, it is now easier to develop programs and interactive user experiences with interactive presentation tool. Even original desktop applications can now be modified with minimal adjustments so that they can be mobile accessible. With more and more consumers favoring mobile applications and multi-touch experiences to traditional desktop applications, it is necessary for businesses to embrace these innovations in order to stay in the game.

 

About The Author:

This article is written by David Kyalo a successful technical writer. He is interested in and fascinated by technical topics. He write unique articles on touch screen technology and specialized in finding practical touch screen software solutions.

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