Multi-touch is an extremely desirable feature on our touch-based gadgets nowadays, especially on tablets, as the larger the screen size is, the higher the multi-touch requirements. The reason is that as customers seek to take benefit of the augmented display real estate with as many motions as conceivable.
We should admit that multi-touch gestures is what iPad rally takes advantage of all android devices with, but no need to worry, as StupidIdea, the respective member at XDA Developers has come through yet again with another gem and developed Gesture Control – though yet in Beta mode, still offering a great inventory of features.
However, multi-touch gestures could previously be found within several custom launchers as well – .APK files enabling Android users to facilitate and modify the way their device performs when tapping the menu button. This root-level app, which also installs as a simple .APK file, gives Honeycomb tablet users (including Asus Eee Pad Transformerseries, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Motorola Xoom, Motorola Xoom 2, Sony Tablet S, Toshiba AT100 / Thrive and more) the ability to use multi-touch gestures to perform some basic tasks. What Gesture Control supports by now include the following:
• Back: swipe 2 fingers from top downward
• Home: pinch 3-4 fingers
• Show/Hide status bar: swipe 2 fingers from bottom upward
If the list looks a little basic and definitely incomplete for you, note once again that Gesture Control is still at beta stage, more features and gestures are expected in the future updates. Also note that unfortunately Gesture Control doesn’t appear to be functioning on Ice Cream Sandwich, but again, the developer has promised some time to solving this issue as quickly as possible.
Gesture Control is available in Google Play and will require your device to be rooted in order to install. There are two versions to obtain: Gesture Control FREE and Gesture Control (paid) for Android. Once more, it’d be reasonable to take a look at the tips from developer before you actually install it. We wish you successful multitasking!