Android Engineer Adam Powell Helps You Make Sense of Multitouch


adampAre you a developer who just can’t make multitouch work for you? It’s a cool feature that draw many users into their apps of choice (if you haven’t read some of the comments by people in the Android market regarding lack of multitouch, I’m just going to go ahead and suggest you don’t: it gets ugly).

If you’re feeling the heat and need to get up to speed, Android Engineer Adam Powell’s made a perfect blog entry for you over at the Android Developers blog. Since the time leading up to the Google I/O conference this year, Tim Bray made a promise to take the blog and turn it into something useful and something resourceful for not only developers, but users as well.

He’s keeping up on that promise quite nicely, I have to say. While this particular entry doesn’t do anything for me, I’m sure there are some developers out there that will value such insight by the guys responsible for the very operating system you’re developing for. Go ahead and bookmark the site while you’re at it, because Bray says there is a lot more to come.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Very useful, I’m sure this will help me when I get to implement multitouch. :)

  2. Is it me or does he look like a very young Harry Enfield???

  3. Still think multitouch was implemented in an ass way…..but the blog posting is nice to have.

  4. great blog post, i always thought multitouch/gesture support was harder than that

  5. Multi-touch on Android is till not as smooth or as useful as on the iPhone.

  6. @Darwin if ur so impressed by the multitouch on iPhone why post a comment on this site

  7. Yes, I can confirm that’s a spit of a young Harry

  8. multitouch is such a sore subject ever since android was first introduced, apple is never going to relax their patent lawsuit hunger until they hold all the patents for modern day mobile computing, paying them for licencing on such patents may be the right idea if we want products that go above and beyond the standard. in that sense, steve jobs would have to retract his statement about adobe and their web plugin standard as we would implement an apple standard within competing mobile os’.

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