Touch is no longer just a concern of tablet and smartphone application development. In a world where computing is increasingly seeing the adoption of touch and the associated action of swiping, we wanted to make sure that the next version of Alpha Five would be a powerful environment for rapidly and easily creating touch and swipe oriented business applications for computing devices with screens 4 inches wide (smartphones), to 1 foot wide (laptop screens), to 2 feet or more wide (desktop screens).
As we have written about extensively on this blog, with the next major version of Alpha, we have fully embraced HTML5 smartphone application development. But the benefits of HTML5 go far beyond just smartphones, enabling you to create rich, robust business applications with native-like functionality once, and run them on cross platform mobile devices and desktop PCs.
Watch the video below from the upcoming version of Alpha Five and see how to easily incorporate touch events into your smartphone application development effort and your apps for all touch-enabled devices.
Swipe gestures are extremely common in mobile and touch applications. The ability to add your own swipe events to the various Panels (Panel Cards, Navigators and Layouts) in your application is critical in order to create an authentic mobile experience.