Multi-touch test activity
bert at freudenbergs.de
Sun Nov 4 17:48:31 EST 2012
I made a simple Sugar activity to test the XO-4's multi-touch screen:
It works fine most of the time. Sometimes the touch contact ends unexpectedly without lifting the finger.
It also demonstrates that the Neonode sensor's two touch points are not independent: If you put down two fingers simultaneously, it does not know in which of the 4 possible positions the two fingers are (it only knows that 2 horizontal and 2 vertical beams got obstructed) and so it has to guess. Also, the tracking sometimes "switches over", e.g. when doing a pinch-zoom using your right hand.
For activity developers this means that pinch/zoom and rotation gestures will work fine, but we cannot rely on truly independent touch tracking.
Also, two-finger sweeps are not always recognized as two fingers if they are held close together.
Nonetheless, it is fun to play with if you happen to have an XO-4 Touch :)
Patches welcome, but I want to keep the source simple, this is not going to become another Paint activity.
- Bert -
PS: Could some admin please delete the accidental non-mainline repo in http://git.sugarlabs.org/testmultitouch/ ? Keep "mainline", remove "testmultitouch". Thanks.
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