Chapter 5. How people interact with the app

This chapter covers

  • Providing the best experience with input devices
  • Using gestures in appropriate and accessible ways
  • Handling low-level touch events

This chapter explains the different ways people can interact with your app, and why it’s important that you consider these. If your app uses only system-provided controls and has little customization, this is a relatively simple subject with few core issues to be aware of. But if you’re customizing visuals and interactions, you can do many things to impact a person’s experience. You’ll benefit from understanding the differences.

The most frequent approach to giving input and interacting with an app on a mobile device is touching the screen. Many ...

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