mobile device scrolling & text selection problem..
19 Jul 2007 - 1:45pm
7 years ago
I need some help with ideas on how to have both scrolling and text
selection on a touch sensitive device. In trying to crack this design
problem I think I understand why text selection might have been
dropped from the iPhone release candidate.
How do you succinctly allow a user to flick a list in something like
an address book, but then within a text editor use the same effective
gesture to highlight a bunch of text?
I dont think framing the gesture based on the context of the
application is a good idea. Another idea is to only allow up/down
gesture for scrolling and left/right for selection, but again - messy.