(text/number/info/notes) input with power of multi-touch :)))) Re: multicolour multi-touch screen Re: OpenMoko/Neo1973 is pure (r)evolution :))) - do you recognized the power of "multi-touch gesture recognition"

David Ormsbee ormsbee at gmail.com
Tue Dec 5 07:18:33 CET 2006

Hey there,

> This thread have some interesting other key input systems as well
> and I like David's demo
> > http://dave.hereticmonkey.com/musings/phone_keyboard.html
> but correct me if I would be wrong - this are only single
> touch concepts.

They are single touch concepts, but I think that's important for a
phone.  I think that the text input system for a phone should still
work when the user only has one hand available.  I see people using
their phones like this all the time.  They might be standing on the
bus, with one hand holding a railing, and the other holding their
phone.  They might be walking somewhere while carrying luggage or
holding something in their other hand.  In all these cases, they've
only got the use of their thumb to press the buttons.

Then again, it's possible that the advantages of using multi-touch for
text input will be so great that it's better to just use it and have a
different keyboard mode to drop into if you only have one hand
available.  I am really looking forward to trying this out when
somebody codes it up.  :-)


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