12-23-2010 04:35 PM - edited 12-23-2010 05:02 PM
This would work great for the browser for back/fwd.
Also if apps could tap into horizontal swipe left or right event, it can be used for quick navigation purposes (like a nav bar replacement).
12-23-2010 04:50 PM
Flame bait detector reads 100%, captain.
12-23-2010 05:01 PM
Why would it be awesome if individual apps were constantly grabbing a system gesture, which users would know was used to switch between active (live, multitasking) applications, and overriding it to do something else? That would be like having the Close widget on your desktop app do something "awesome" ;-) like, say, creating a new template from the current document content.
The "orthogonal" swipes idea, along the bezels themselves, is an interesting idea though. Possibly something native apps will be able to tap into... I wouldn't say it's necessarily a good idea to overload those bezels too much though... I could well imagine fingers very frequently doing interesting things in those areas, as you hold your PB and walk around with it. Maybe we should start with just the basic "swipe in" gestures and all get a feel for the thing first. (If you still think the idea is great, just submit it in the issue tracker as a request.)
12-23-2010 05:03 PM - edited 12-23-2010 05:04 PM
dont mind harry he's only yankin your chain
as for your suggestion. it sounds like a great idea and you should submit it as a feature for a possiblity of a software / hardware change to add it. here's the link: