Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Jun 2017 09:41 UTC
Apple

Drag and Drop has arrived in iOS 11! Learn the fundamentals behind the new iOS Drag and Drop - architecture and APIs. This session will go over the design goals, architecture and key components of the API to allow you to quickly adopt Drag and Drop in your App.

Drag and drop seems like a boring feature, but on iOS 11 and the iPad, it's actually quite interesting and implemented in a novel way. This WWDC session starts with a demo, showing off how you can use multiple fingers to drag multiple things, combine different dragged objects, while still being able to interact with other touch UI elements. Sadly, Apple decided to cripple drag and drop on the iPhone, restricting it to only being able to drag and drop within a single application.

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RE[4]: Wow
by Tony Swash on Sun 11th Jun 2017 14:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Wow"
Tony Swash
Member since:
2009-08-22


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The key point is of course that today nobody uses a stylus as the generic input device on an iOS device.


Because it isn't really supported...
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And so your chain of illogical non-sequiturs grows even longer.

You started with the claim that the introduction of the Pencil was Apple’s tacit acceptance that Jobs was wrong on the undesirability of using a stylus as the interface mechanism on touch devices.

Now you claim that the Pencil cannot actually be used as the interface mechanism on touch devices.

What you say has no coherence.

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RE[5]: Wow
by Morgan on Sun 11th Jun 2017 18:08 in reply to "RE[4]: Wow"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

You started with the claim that the introduction of the Pencil was Apple’s tacit acceptance that Jobs was wrong on the undesirability of using a stylus as the interface mechanism on touch devices.

Umm, Megol didn't say that, I did. I think at this point you're just arguing for argument's sake, not even paying attention to the thread itself.


What you say has no coherence.

...nah, never mind, you're making it too easy.

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RE[5]: Wow
by Megol on Sun 11th Jun 2017 18:15 in reply to "RE[4]: Wow"
Megol Member since:
2011-04-11

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The key point is of course that today nobody uses a stylus as the generic input device on an iOS device.


Because it isn't really supported...
"

And so your chain of illogical non-sequiturs grows even longer.

You started with the claim that the introduction of the Pencil was Apple’s tacit acceptance that Jobs was wrong on the undesirability of using a stylus as the interface mechanism on touch devices.

Now you claim that the Pencil cannot actually be used as the interface mechanism on touch devices.

What you say has no coherence. [/q]

The coherency problem is on your side. You complain at my post while referring to an original post by another poster.

But even if I was the poster you thought I was there is no coherency problems - you claimed nobody uses a stylus as the generic input device - and if the system isn't designed for that and gives no advantages when doing it why would people try something else? That's logical _and_ coherent.

Long before the Iphone launched I ran a smartphone (called PDA at the time) which supported a stylus and could be used without one if needed. While not 100% supported the interface could scale somewhat and for many programs I choose to use the stylus as it made for a better experience.

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