Sunday, 13 March 2011

Hidden iPad Multi-Touch Gestures

Following the latest iOS 4.3 release, Apple have included a new "secret" feature, exclusive to developers.
New multi-touch gestures, similar to those found on macs, including swiping four/five fingers to the sides to switch between running apps, swiping four fingers up to view all running apps and playback controls at the bottom, and pinching with five [a somewhat awkward sounding movement] to go to the home screen.
These features are in the OS but not readily available to users yet, but they are to developers, if you know where to look.
All you need do is download and install Xcode [free if you know where to look ;] ], run it connected to your iPad, and turn them on!


If you're interested in getting these new features, check out Gizmodo's quick and easy little tutorial on how to apply them.


Either that or if you're on the jailbreaking scene just wait for the latest iOS jailbreak and I'm sure something'll turn up in Cydia soon.

20 comments:

  1. That's pretty cool. I like hidden stuff like that, even if it's just for developers.

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  2. Wow nice find man! thanks for sharing this info its interesting to find hidden stuff like this in software and technology.

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  3. Seems interesting. Must keep an eye on Cydia.

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  4. Thanks for the tip. They will come in handy.

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  5. I love gestures thanks for the tip!

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  6. So are these gestures still buggy or is apple just saving them to give a big wow factor to the next major ios release?

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  7. Will check out the tut, thanks for the link.

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  8. dunno why it has to be so "secret", really.

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  9. hm i wait till 4.3 is untethered jb
    but nice tip :)
    and who has no xcode installed? ;)

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  10. Saving up for a mac...currently slummin it with an acer! great blog, im following

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  11. sadly iam just too poor to get me an ipad :C i have an iphone though ^_^

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  12. why they hided it ! thanks for the info, usefull

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  13. i really love your blog....i think i might make an apple blog too, my blog is pointless :)

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  14. preaty cool. need to tell my friend about this.

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