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Designing Mobile Apps — Tips And Techniques by Smashing Magazine

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C-Swipe: An Ergonomic Solution To Navigation Fragmentation On Android

By Greg Nudelman

There are 3,997 different Android devices1. Your navigation should work with all of them. C-Swipe can help: It is an alternative navigation pattern for tablets and mobile devices that is novel, ergonomic and localized.

This chapter provides a detailed walk-through of the design and code and provides a downloadable mini-app so that you can try out C-Swipe to see whether it’s right for your app.

Size, Complexity Increasing

The number of touch devices is increasing, with new devices and features being introduced daily. If we look at recent Windows OS developments, one clear trend is that touch devices are getting larger. Already, the lineup includes 12-, 15- and 21-inch ...

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