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1. Gestures and Touches

The touch represents the heart of iOS interaction; it provides the core way that users communicate their intent to an application. Touches are not limited to button presses and keyboard interaction. You can design and build applications that work directly with users’ gestures in meaningful ways. This chapter introduces direct manipulation interfaces that go far beyond prebuilt controls. You see how to create views that users can drag around the screen. You also discover how to distinguish and interpret gestures, which are a high-level touch abstraction, and gesture recognizer classes, which automatically detect common interaction styles like taps, swipes, and drags. By the time you finish reading this chapter, you’ll have ...

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