Android Multitouch Test

This is a simple touch test to see how multitouch works on the touch screen of your Android phone.

Single hand typing too
Early version of the application

In vertical orientation, you can
also do single hand typing by
sliding your thumb from one
key to the other when that is needed, even within one side if 'mirroring' is enabled in the Tools menu.

Languages supported:

English, Esperanto, Estonian, Danish, German, Spanish, Finnish, French, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian. Planned next: Korean.

Fast mobile on-screen text entry application - GKOS
Android touch screen performance test procedure

How to test your touchscreen

1) Install Chorded Keyboard GKOS from Android Market and start the application with default settings.

2) Type iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii by hitting b and g keys at the same time several times with your thumbs.


3a) If you get
iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii, your phone has genuine multitouch (at least genuine double-touch). -> OK

3b) If you get
iiiiqiqqqiiiiiiQiiiiiIiiiiiqiqqiiIii, your phone has poor multitouch, just designed for pinch-to-zoom.

3c) If you get something completely different (e.g. bbbgbbgbbgggbbbgggbgbg), you phone has no multitouch.

How to use GKOS in each case

3a) Congratulations for the superb Android phone! You have all features of GKOS available.

3b) You can use GKOS to test the concept even with two thumbs but
with poor response. It you use single-hand
     typing by sliding your finger/thumb to the second key when required, the response is accurate.

3c)  Try the single hand sliding method (as in 3b). It may work.

Touch-typing on a touch-screen
Horizontal orientation 
Indeed, in horizontal position, you can type while
keeping your eyes on the text
, but this is true only
after getting familiar enough with the layout of course.

Discussion and Comments >>

Please send your comments about how multitouch works on your phone on the Android GKOS forum.

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