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Flex and Multi-touch

14 Comments 06 April 2010

Flex and Multi-touch

[EDIT] If you plan to develop a multitouch application for Android, download on the Android Market place ‘AIR Gestures demo’ and click here to view the source code: http://www.riagora.com/pvt_content/android/AndroidMultitouchGestures.zip

A new multi-touch API is available in the the Flash Player 10.1 (in Release Candidate on labs.adobe.com), and then in Adobe AIR (still in beta). If you plan to develop Flex applications for Multi-touch devices, such as a MacBook Pro (yes, the trackpad is a multi-touch device!), or for Windows 7 (plus a multi-touch screen), I encourage you to have a look at these resources:

Christian’s article lists the different gestures available in the Flex API.

– Piotr has recorded a webinar on this topic.

Lee’s FAQ on Multi-touch and FP 10.1

– The slides I’ve presented at the Flex Camp in Paris:


Finally, discover the three Adobe AIR applications I’ve developed to showcase the power of this new API. Before installing these applications, don’t forget to download and install the Adobe AIR 2 runtime (beta2 available on labs).

Link to the installer files of the three AIR applications

Link to the source code (open the FXP projects with Flash Builder 4)

– A video that showcases my three AIR applications:

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14 Comments so far

  1. ADAMA says:

    My respects, Micheal Chaize
    I’m passioned by RIA application like you.
    I want to know how i can use gesture events and touch_point events in same application

    for example,in application which allows moving object and zooming rotation in same time.

    Thanks

  2. Paulo Castro says:

    Can you help me with a doubt that I came? I have a doubt about creating an application kiosk touch with events in AS3, that is, there will be problems in some operating systems or touch events work well at all? Because I know that the multitouch not working well on all operating systems.

  3. admin says:

    Indeed, the operating system must be able to handle multi-touch ! The best OS today for multi-touch apps is Windows 7.

  4. fox says:

    Hi,
    great stuff, but I get an error when trying to install the air apps. I bet its a version issue.

    I try the code later :)

    Thank you very much !!! <3

  5. admin says:

    yes indeed, you need to recompile the code with AIR 2.0 (official release)

  6. Vik says:

    Hello Michael. I tried to run your multitouch examples on Macbook Pro with magic touchpad. But Multitouch.supportsTouchEvents property always returns false. What problem could be? Gestures examples running pretty well. But I’m interesting in touchEvents.
    Thanks

  7. admin says:

    Be careful, Multitouch only works in Adobe AIR on MAC, not with “Flash Player in the browser”

  8. Hauke says:

    Michael, Is there any way to get TOUCH events through the Mac Trackpads (either in the MBP or the Magic Trackpad), as in your 2nd and 3rd examples of multipoint drawing or sliders? I am having toruble geting anything other than gesture events with those input devices and would love to do more free form apps like you show with the Trackpads as the input. Please explain how to if you can (i.e. has to be on AIR, has to run Mac OSX or Win 7, using special driver software, etc.?)

    Thanks in advance and great examples!

  9. admin says:

    Touch events are not supported on MAC OS X. They are supported on Windows 7 and on iOS


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