Multitouch Technology

Multitouch Technology

What is Multi-touch?

Multitouch technology is the ability a of a touchscreen or trackpad to sense input from two or more points of contact at the same time. And MultiTouch Implementation are found in:

  • Mobile phones and tablets
  • Trackpads for use with laptop and desktop computers
  • Touch tables, touch walls and whiteboards

Although it is most commonly used with touch screens on handheld devices, such as smartphones and tablets, multi-touch has been adapted for other surfaces as well, including touch pads and mice, whiteboards, tables and walls.

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Multi-touch also refers to the capability of a touchscreen (or a touchpad) to recognize two or more points of contact on the surface concurrently. The constant tracking of the multiple points allows the mobile phone interface to recognize gestures, which enable advanced functionality such as pinch-to-zoom. Apple is the pioneer company to introduce of multi-touch technology on mobile phones with their first iPhone. They introduced the pinch-to-zoom and rotate gestures that are now available across various platforms.

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