Last Updated: Nov 19,2009
Motorola Droid Multi-Touch Tutorial Hits YouTube
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that multi touch is garbage... i'm happy we don't have that.
google needs to step up and take care of a lot of things with the next software update.
Yeah.... In a world of doesn't.... Droid doesn't....
Playing qwith my wife's eris last night and it is unbelievable how much smoother it is and how nice all of the core apps, browser inbox, photos, document reader etc have nice pinch and zoom. Magnifier button and double tap is so pre Iphone 1G and SUCKS.
Another thing that sucks is not being able to save email attachments natively. You can do it on the eris....
We do have multitouch on a built-in application on the Droid. Try setting a picture (not from wallpapers) as your wallpaper...you'll get a box that you have to use multitouch to adjust the frame of the wallpaper.
I actually HATE this. I don't understand why people want pinch to zoom on the browser...it takes about 5 times the effort as a quick double tap. You actually put in more effort to something because you want to feel cool like an iPhone user? Then be an iPhone user...I want minimal effort with maximum efficiency.
you guys and the pinch to zoom, who the hell cares, nobody wants the eris
The double tap zoom feature on the droid is horrible. It only zooms in one level. If you want to zoom in any further, you have to use the magnifying glass.
The only reason I really want multitouch activated is for the soft keyboard.
I've done my share of browsing on the phone and haven't run across more than a handful of times I needed a different zoom level...even if I did, it's still less effort than the pinch to zoom.
It's not multitouch at all, I fell for this as well. Its simply the screen picking up one of your fingers. It looks very much like multitouch because if you do a pinching motion, it zooms in, but the only reason it zooms in is because one of your fingers dragged the square box very small...and when that happens the software auto zooms in because it thinks you want to get just a small part for your wallpaper. If you take one finger and drag any side of the box, it'll do the same thing. Not multitouch!
That would be you - however, some other people prefer to have multi-touch b/c it allows more precise control on the zoom level without having to doubt tap, then tap then tap, which zooms in pre-set increments.
Some people prefer RIM to Android.
Some people prefer Macs to PCs.
Don't bother trying to understand why folks want something a particular way. If you don't like it, fine and dandy. Others do.
The app PicSay (even the free version) allows true multi-touch, just as the video says.
If you want multi touch now then buy another phone. Mystery solved Whinning wont help
ahh suck it up and put your big boy panties on. You knew the phone didnt have when you bough it. Why do people whine about stuff they knew ahead of time is beyond me
Sounds like you would prefer the Eris over your Droid for alot of reasons so why not exchange your Droid?
To the OP , thanks for the links.
BTW I picked up PicSay Pro a few days ago and have been thrilled with it. Maybe its just because I have kids but I could play with PicSay for hours , and have I purchased a similar program for my Storm and it was completely unusable because everytime you changed anything it had to sit and think before you would see the effects but Picsay is extremely fluid. Awesome app.
The resolution is so good that I can read the smaller print. When I need to zoom, a quick double tap and now its zoomed.
After using this and the iPhone browser I like the Droids approach better. But it all comes down to personal preference.
You are right. I am going back to Windows 98 where it was one step less to change the screen saver than in Windows 7.
Actually.... When you enter the droid website.. Yeah the one that says no compromises when it is loaded.... actually listed multitouch in the circle of features. Then a few days after launch once people started bitching about it all of a sudden it says double tap zoom. To bad they didnt release a fix for the camera as fast as they changed features that they falsely advertised on their official website.
Anyone who says the double tap zoom on this thing is more efficient and precise than a combination of true intelligent tap zoom single 2 finger swipe is a buffoon.
I love the droid so far but am frustrated with a device that was overhyped and positioned directly against the iphone as a device that does where the iphone doesnt, when in fact it is full of compromises and currently falls quite short in features that have become default in smartphones. The only thing currently giving the device a real edge IMO is googleNav, keyboard (which most people dont like, htc software keyboard's pred text blows this one away) and the network.
Its peculiar to see guys calling out iphone fanboys yet are the same ones who make weak excuses about weak compromises and fatal flaws in a device boldly marketed as a no compromises device. Call a spade a spade...
You just don't seem to get it. Pinch to zoom is a gimmick. It offers no better functionality than the double tap to zoom. You think it's cool, so in your head it stands out as better...even though it's not. It doesn't have to do everything the way the iPhone does, because it's not Apple telling us how we have to do things. You actually consider that a flaw?
This might be the dumbest fanboy post I have read in a while. Currently on droid thats what yhou are doing compared to the iphone and the current htc devices that run android 1.5 with sense mod. When I saw android 2 feature improvements almost all of them had been added by htc in a better way with better functionality and graphic polish. As a techie I just dont like the sluggishness of app loading on the htc devices. where the omap processor (yeah that proc that has been in the iphone already for many months) loads the apps almost instantly although it baffles me how sense on a slow processor and no dedicated gpu can handle 7 homescreens with beautiful and functional widgets, where the droid is choppy and can hardly fit any widgets.
Pinch to zoom is not a gimmick. It does offer better functionality in that you can more quickly zoom to the zoom level of your choosing. If you just want to zoom in to the double-tap preset, then it offers no advantage. But once you've zoomed in once with the double tap, you're stuck using the magnifying glass, which is inferior to pinch to zoom.
I'm not knocking the phone. Overall it's great. But the zoom feature is rather poor.
It is certainly not a gimmick. Iphone has double tap and pinch. general browing you double tap. when the nonhuman computer doesnt quite get it right like wanting to fill the screen with a photo you take a fraction of a second and 2 finger precisely adjust it. Driod compromises....
Have you used the gallery... Wtf cant even swipe throud photos... click the screen wait for the arrows click the arrow look at the pic and repeat. On a capacitive screen device thats like going from windows 7 to 3.1. Whats the fanboy justification for that.. swiping is a gimmick...?
I agree everyone has their own preference, some like pinch to zoom and others like double tap. I prefer pinch to zoom because double tap only gives you one level of zoom and doesn't go to the exact point of touch.
Everyone who is getting sarcastic and argumentative needs to knock it off now or your posts will be edited/deleted and reported to a Admin.
double posted, delete please. Sorry! Clicking too fast I guess.
Being said tech savvy person....you should understand more than anyone why things are the way they are.
With technology almost nothing is released to perfection. Get it working a bit okay and release it...then patch it...happens with hardware, software....computers..TVs...even in-car devices. I am by far not a fan boy. Do I enjoy the product I just spent a fair amount of money on? Yes. Am I happy? For the most part. Do I have complaints? Yes. But why keep stirring the crap? it only makes it smell worse.
Beating a dead horse does give some people satisfaction though.
And to stay on topic, your phone has multitouch. Go to the market, and download PicSay or snag the Air Hockey Lite for free and do the multiplayer test. We can only hope better support will come later.
However, are you really that lazy that you cant double tap and move your finger? Lol, and to think years ago you had to go to your desk and get out a magnifying glass after developing your photo in a dark room....
*Edit* And where is the false advertisement? The phone does support multi-touch. The default apps don't...I saw what it said before and it never said "Multitouch ZOOM". Just saying! And it took the Iphone 3 generations and multiple updates to get where it is. Not to mention it was just last monthish that you could send MMS...something even the crappiest pre-paid flip phones can handle.
The Storm was over-hyped....
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