Fun with gestures


While working on the next JGrid release I found the cool gestures API from Apple. Since “Java 6 Update 2” Apple added a listener based API for multitouch gestures to their eawt package. So you can use pinching and rotation on a multitouch trackpad. I wrote a short java webstart demo:


Currently you can start this demo only on a Mac with Java 6 Update 2 or later. You can find the sources in the JGrid repository @ I will try to write a wrapper API around the Apple classes. Then you can add the listeners to your code and they will automatically be activated on a Mac.

Hendrik Ebbers

Hendrik Ebbers is the founder of Open Elements. He is a Java champion, a member of JSR expert groups and a JavaOne rockstar. Hendrik is a member of the Eclipse JakartaEE working group (WG) and the Eclipse Adoptium WG. In addition, Hendrik Ebbers is a member of the Board of Directors of the Eclipse Foundation.

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