Finger vs. stylus based apps

Giles Jones giles.jones at
Sat Sep 8 00:46:59 CEST 2007

On 7 Sep 2007, at 23:27, Michael Goff wrote:

> Is there any preference for developing finger vs. stylus based apps  
> for
> OpenMoko/Neo1973? Most of the apps written for OM2007.1 seemed to  
> depend
> upon a stylus, but the OM2007.2 UI update makes finger navigation  
> easier.
> I'm sure that either one will be fine for third-party apps. But  
> what about
> the core apps shipped with OpenMoko? Is the phone being presented  
> to the
> public favoring one input method over the other? I think this will  
> have in
> impact upon the common libmokoui widgets developed for the phone. For
> example a finger-based file requester would be a bit different than a
> stylus-based one.
> I was just wondering about this while considering different  
> application
> ideas.
> thanks,
> Mike

Do your best to make them useable with fingers.

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