Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Dec 2012 23:01 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Two weeks ago, as I was busy finding out in Vegas that double-shot frozen cocktails are a really stupid idea, a small Finnish startup unveiled their mobile operating system: Jolla unveiled Sailfish. With a strong focus on the Chinese market, the company is aiming to offer serious competition to Android's dominance of the smartphone market.
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HappyGod
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2005-10-19

First off; Thom, you're jaded.

There, now that that's out of the way. Totally agree that it's way too hard to possibly find all of the gestures that are available.

I remember accidentally finding out about the 2-finger scroll ability in iOS (you can scroll iFrame's within already scrollable web pages with 2 fingers). Before that time, I just figured the non-visible text within scrollable boxes on web pages was unreadable on the device!

Essentially, modern swipe-based operating systems are a return to the command prompt. You're just chucked into the deep end, and you figure it out, or you don't.

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