Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Multitouch On Resistive Screens? Make It So!
Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Software" @ 05:00 AM
"This latest bit of wunder-code isn't a full new image, rather a tiny WinMo app that does something magical: enables multitouch on single-touch resistive screens. How? Sadly developer OndraSter isn't saying just yet, but it relies on leaving one finger in place and moving the other, so perhaps it detects a jump in touch position and treats it as a pinch gesture."
I'm not sure I haven't heard of something like this before, but in any case it's great to have the option when you want to. There's no argument that capacitive screens bring that little bit extra in terms of responsiveness and senstitivity in interacting with screen elements, but for some things only a stylus (and ergo, a resistive screen) will do. Anything that improves the flexibility and usability of resisitve screens is therefore something I will be watching with interest - here's hoping this little app hits the streets.