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Mobile Gesture Definitions


Tap - Quick touch in a given place

Double Tap - 2 quick, sequential taps in a given place

Transform -Scaling or rotating with 2 fingers

Transform Start - Finger contact that initiates the transform action

Transform End - Finger contact that ends the transform action

Swipe - Directional move with high end velocity

Swipe Up - Upward move with high end velocity

Swipe Down - Downward move with high end velocity

Swipe Left - Leftward move with high end velocity

Swipe Right - Rightward move with high end velocity

Drag Start - The start of a swipe gesture that takes longer than the standard threshold of time

Drag End - The end of a swipe gesture that takes longer than the standard threshold of time

Drag Up - Upward drag

Drag Down - Downward drag

Drag Left - Leftward drag

Drag Right - Rightward drag

Hold - A sustained complete touch event

Release - Ending a complete touch event and letting go

Rotate - 2 finger, angular transformation of the page content

Pinch - Multifinger increase/decrease of scale

Pinch In - Multifinger decrease of scale

Pinch Out - Multifinger increase of scale

Touch - Initial contact with screen


Thanks to MobileTuxedo for these fantastic mobile gesture icons.

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