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iPhone Application Development for iOS 4: Visual QuickStart Guide by Duncan Campbell

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7. Touches, Shakes, and Orientation

The iPhone’s primary interface is its large Multi-Touch display. Since it doesn’t have a physical keyboard, everything is accomplished via this screen. The iPhone takes things much further than a simple keyboard, however, allowing you to interact with your applications in a very natural and intuitive way. Objects onscreen can be moved, zoomed in or out, and scrolled using simple gestures.

The iPhone can also respond to changes in orientation; it can automatically switch and resize the display to portrait or landscape when you rotate the phone, and it can react to shakes and tilting.

In this chapter you’ll see how easy it is ...

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