Developing for touch

A session at Mobilism 2013

Friday 17th May, 2013

9:50am to 10:40am (AMT)

Touchscreen devices have become ubiquitous, but do you understand what it takes to develop for touch? First there were only the Apple-created touch events, but recently Microsoft created its own set of events. And once you understand both, you have to learn multitouch event handling. And even if you get all that right, how does touch actually work? Why the infamous 300ms lag between the touch and the following of a link? What's the deal with touch-scrolling layers with overflow: auto?

In this presentation PPK will treat all these questions and more, based on his fundamental research on dozens of touchscreen browsers.

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Peter-Paul Koch

Browsers all the way down. Why is there a browser on this orange? All opinions are of that guy I met in the pub last night. bio from Twitter

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Time 9:50am10:40am AMT

Date Fri 17th May 2013

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