Josh Clark on ‘Edge Gestures’

Josh Clark on the new four-finger switching gestures on the iPad in iOS 5:

I’m a huge fan of the spirit of these gestures, but I’m not crazy about the execution. I wish Apple had followed the interaction already adopted by other platforms, including BlackBerry Playbook, Nokia N9, and the next version of Microsoft Windows. All of these platforms use edge gestures, a technique that is at once more internally consistent and more deferential to individual apps.

Monday, 31 October 2011