We started saying that there be no misunderstanding, when Apple seeks patent in the U.S. office does not always mean that we will see the idea put into practice, not always, but sometimes you do. We do not know what is this that we bring and has been published by the registrar today, but it seems very interesting as it relates to new methods of entry into the touchscreen especially designed for smaller screens.
It is true that multi-touch gestures introduce a series of intuitive activities that are used to perform certain actions in a natural way without learning, but what about smaller devices? For example, imagine the iPod nano, if we zoom in using the gesture of separation of fingers on the screen would have great difficulty doing so. This could be overcome with a gestural process described in patent application.
With the swipe gesture Then hold (moved and then maintain) describes an action that involves the movement of a finger on the screen with a certain direction and then stopped at one point. Would be used for enhanced viewing of the objects that are displayed precisely in the direction indicated. Even the speed of the gesture could be used to determine the speed at which this route should be a larger scale.
With the swipe gesture Then Hold the gesture would be made ??otherwise, then first subjected to even end up sliding your finger from the screen. In this patent is described to show a series of objects in one direction and speed. For example, imagine that with the iPhone do the gesture on a particular face of a person, then the device might interpret as a request for more pictures of that person (as this function and iPhoto) along the specific pattern indicated by the direction of movement or speed.
The most interesting of these descriptions is that both involve the use of accelerometers to indicate the device’s speed or moving of the display. If you see in the pictures attached, particularly in Figure 18 and the upper corners of the image 15 is represented by curved arrows this system. Ultimately it is the inclination to use the device to see if we are asking for more speed or less, or if we want to move forward or backward. It’s a pretty useful that could be used perfectly to advance or go back into playing a song for example.