One way to listen for touch events is to set a touch event listener using the following View method:
public void setOnTouchListener(View.OnTouchListener l)
This method works the same way as setOnClickListener(View.OnClickListener). You provide an implementation of View.OnTouchListener, and your listener will be called every time a touch event happens.
However, because you are subclassing View, you can take a shortcut and override this View method:
public boolean onTouchEvent(MotionEvent event)
This method receives an instance of MotionEvent, a class that describes the touch event, including its location ...