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    Flash on Touch Screens

    I am thinking about developing a training product based on using Flash with a touch screen computer - does anybody have any experience developing applications using touch screens?

    Looking into what needs to be done, does the finger basically act as a mouse and do buttons simply work the same way?

    Thanks,
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    I dont think you would track mouse down events.

    one approach would be to create button objects (or mc objects that act like buttons) that respond to onpress event. There would be no rollover event. Make sure the button is big enough for a finger tip.
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    So basically you could create a lot of buttons for everything - a keyboard, multiple choice quesitons, advancing buttons, etc... and run everything from that touch screen.

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    yes, this is typically how developers create interfaces for touch screen handheld devices. Use a button, but be aware of the lack of mouse over types of events, and just work with onpress/onrelease types of events. Otherwise there should not be too much difference in making the interface compared to mouse.
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    hi - ive been developing flash applications for the IBM any place kiosk for the last 3 years, the touch screen itself is just a mouse with a different driver. you can use onPress, onRelease, onMouseMove you dont get, onRollOver or onRollout (in fact you do but if you think about it you generally dont rest your finger on the screen while using it) - no extra development is required to faciliate the touch screen with a flash movie, just turn the mouse pointer off and away you go - its a good solution...
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    good point about turning off the mouse pointer.
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    Hi Sryder,
    i have just started such an online service, where you use your fingers as
    "mouse". So to your information: at the Nokia n800/n810 there is no mouse
    and like others answered before, the best way is to make simple buttons.

    And for fat fingers like mine: BIG buttons

    You can view the usage of it at:
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...55432294&hl=en

    The n800/n810 uses the latest Flash plugin and at the moment i am
    gathering further information about other devices i want to port the
    mojocafe.de service to.

    greetings,
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    Hi sryder and all people !!

    I work a lot with flash and touchscreen computers and like carlotta saids, use BIG buttons !!! As big as the project can be.

    And turning off the mouse pointer is basic for good view. !!
    Last edited by flashxi; 04-10-2008 at 12:58 PM.

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    Thanks flashxi!

    What sort of touchscreen computer do you work with?

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    I am working on a NOKIA n800
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    We work with sony mini pc and touch screen in 17 lcd displays.

    Linux software and this is the final work on scene.

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    Thanks !! in this case, is touch and keyboard game from kellogs to supermarkets.

    But mostly is only touch screen is the same thing.
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