Archive for March 15th, 2011

Secret iPad Multitouch gestures – not quite magical

There’s been a lot of talk lately about how you can add multi-touch gestures to your iPad running iOS 4.3. So I decided to give it a go…

Many people have been wondering why Apple built the functionality in but didn’t activate it but after trying it out on my iPad I think I know why. It’s just not ready for prime time yet but it’s not Apple’s fault…

In theory it’s great – use 4 or 5 fingers to swipe left and right between running apps, up and down to show/hide the multitasking apps bar and then pinch out to the home screen. They all work well and zooming out to the home screen is particularly impressive with your app icons coming in from all sides of the screen – great to do in slow motion :) Continue reading

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