[OpenLayers-Dev] Touch Navigation on non-iOS/Android

rldhont rldhont at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 12:07:10 EST 2011


For Firefox 4 Beta Mobile touch event can be add with an add-on: 
Touching is good

Firefox 4 Beta Mobile is available on Maemo and android :

I hope this will help mobile OpenLayers developper.

René-Luc D'Hont

Le 22/02/2011 22:00, christopher.schmidt at nokia.com a écrit :
> Hi,
> As part of my investigations of the past two days, I have found that
> other than iOS and Android platforms, there are no mobile browsers
> that implement multitouch on the mobile devices we have available to
> us.
> Specifically, I have tested:
>    * Opera Mobile on E7
>    * Symbian Webkit on E7
>    * Built-in Maemo browser on N900
>    * Firefox 4 Beta on N900
>    * Current IE on WP7 (which I think is an IE7/IE8 hybrid)
> We do not currently have a Blackberry device available for testing,
> so I have not tested on that platform, but based on web research,
> I see no evidence that this platform supports touch events either.
> In order to accommodate map browsing on these browsers, it is my
> intent to add to the Navigation control functionality that allows
> users of mobile browsers which do not support touch to 'tap' the map
> to center the map. This functionality is implemented in several
> map applications on devices with poor touch support, and although
> it is less satisfying than dragging to pan, it is my hope that this
> allows us to have some limited support while improved browser
> support for these events become available.
> According to:
>    http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_browser-ww-monthly-201001-201101
> Opera has approximately 20% marketshare, Nokia 15%, and Blackberry
> 15%, in the mobile browser space. Adding this support should allow us
> some limited functionality in this 50% of the browsers.
> If users have Blackberry devices available and are interested in
> helping to test this functionality, please join us on IRC tomorrow;
> as soon as I get a sandbox together that implements the functionality,
> I'll report it to this list and to the IRC channel and ask for
> testing from any interested parties.
> Thanks,

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