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Adding Multi-Touch Gesture Interaction in Mobile Web Applications

  • Shah Rukh Humayoun
  • Franca-Alexandra Rupprecht
  • Steffen Hess
  • Achim Ebert
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8511)

Abstract

This paper describes the MTGest framework, an open library for adding multi-touch gesture interaction to HTML-based mobile web applications. MTGest was used in a comparative study to evaluate the multi-touch gesture interaction in a mobile web application in comparison to a native iOS mobile application. The results indicates that in most cases the web based gestures efficiency is either approximately the same or higher than the iOS-based app. The study was carried out as an initial experiment using isolated gestures, targeting the iOS platform only. For generalizing the results there is a need to perform detailed user evaluation studies with different platforms and for more complex interaction scenarios.

Keywords

Smart Devices Smartphones Tablets Mobile Apps Web Apps Multi-Touch Gesture Interaction Design Mobile Environments 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shah Rukh Humayoun
    • 1
  • Franca-Alexandra Rupprecht
    • 1
  • Steffen Hess
    • 2
  • Achim Ebert
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Graphics and HCI GroupUniversity of KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany
  2. 2.Fraunhofer IESEKaiserslauternGermany

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