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Registered: ‎10-30-2010
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Five Finger Multitouch -- Final Spec?

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Is the multitouch of 5 fingers max going to be the final specification or is it subject to change before the final release? :mansurprised:

 

I am brainstorming ideas for my app.. and my current idea would work the best with 10 fingers.

 

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Re: Five Finger Multitouch -- Final Spec?

It is a 4 finger touch.

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Re: Five Finger Multitouch -- Final Spec?

 


jtegen wrote:

It is a 4 finger touch.


Woah. :robotsurprised:

 

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Re: Five Finger Multitouch -- Final Spec?

If you actually draw yourself a 153.6mm by 90mm rectangle on paper, I think you'll notice that while one can fit 10 fingers into that space all at the same time, there's almost nothing useful you could do with them once they're there.

 

I can't say whether I think 4 touch points is adequate, too few, or more than enough, but I'm pretty sure for a device this small, 10 is not going to be very effective.  I'd be happy to be corrected by someone more imaginative than I am on that point...

 

(By the way, does anyone know whether these limits are hardcoded, or what?  I just read about some multitouch monitor -- forgot whose -- that was specified as "20 touch points" and the person writing about it said they were able to get 60 fingers going simultaneously.  Any chance the 4-point limit can be exceeded under certain conditions?)


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Re: Five Finger Multitouch -- Final Spec?

I feel atleast 5 touches would have been good :smileysad:

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Re: Five Finger Multitouch -- Final Spec?

why not 6? could always use the extra finger :smileywink:

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Registered: ‎11-01-2010
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Re: Five Finger Multitouch -- Final Spec?

Kind of curious why they would restrict it to 4, though as Peter says, on a device this size using all 10 won't normally work out well.