GTA03 Touchscreen Capacitive (was Re: OT: iPhone howto)

Shawn "Trash" Thompson mokowatch at
Thu Feb 26 10:55:41 CET 2009

Margo Koppelmann wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 9:01 AM, Shawn Trash Thompson
> <mokowatch at> wrote:
>> Ever used an iPhone? their screen is nice, responsive and the gui is
>> designed where a stylus isn't needed. I actually was rather fond of the
>> iPhone screen and was very unimpressed with the GTA02's touchscreen in
>> comparison.
> The difference between iphone and freerunner is that the software on
> iphone is specially designed and written for the iphone, but on
> freerunner you can run almost any linux software. How would you for
> example play Numpty Physics on a capacitive screen?
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Point taken but my fat fingers work great on the iPhone and not so on 
the FR. Also it often registers my drag on the FR as a click whereas the 
Capacitive touchscreen of the iPhone and T-Mobile G1 easily distinguish 
between clicks or drags.

I found that the only semi-accurate method of input on my FR is the 
stylus that is included, without it the phone is virtually useless to me 
and with it a pain to use. I continue to use my samsung 409 flip-phone 
because I can easily navigate and even using that annoying T9 input 
method is still 100x faster than my FR with or without the stylus. I'm 
glad to see the GTA03 going to capacitive, I might be able to make use 
of the screen for once.
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