Will Verduzco · Jul 25, 2013 at 05:30 am

Assistive Zoom Enables One-Finger Zoom Gesture

While extremely intuitive and innovative, the pinch-zoom gesture can be difficult at times and for certain people. Be it due to a user’s physical limitations or one-handed device operation, the gesture isn’t always the most convenient. And while Google Maps has incorporated an alternative zoom gesture for some time, there isn’t always a good alternative gesture for application zoom gesture functionality in every app.

XDA Senior Member jerryfan2000 aims to change this with Assistive Zoom. As you can gather from the app’s title, Assistive Zoom assists users in sending the pinch-zoom gesture signal from just single-finger operation. To make the application to be useful to a wide range of users, Assistive Zoom is highly configurable in sensitivity, trigger options, and zoom options. It currently offers three trigger icon style options, as well as fine control of zooming scale and user-selected triggers.

The application is compatible with Android devices running Froyo and greater. As this is a system-wide modification, root access is required. Want to give this a shot on your own device? Simply head over to the modification thread to get started.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!

Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
Aamir Siddiqui · Jul 7, 2015 at 10:39 am · no comments

Sony: The OEM You Want To Save

In our recent Discuss article, we asked you readers on which OEM you would like to help. While the answers we received were varied, a lot of these responses and top comments stood out for helping one OEM: Sony. Some excerpts from our discussion are as below: And many more follow suit. Needless to say, many believe that Sony Mobile as a company is great and is worth saving. And all of these would be happy to hear that Sony will...

XDA NEWS
Jimmy McGee · Jul 7, 2015 at 06:00 am · 2 comments

How to Lock and Protect Your Apps – XDA Xposed Tuesday

The smartphone revolution has passed. Everybody has mobile apps. Some of these apps have access to very important information. Your mobile banking app gives you access to your money. Your Dropbox app could hold your secret plans to world domination. These apps should have greater protection than your Trivia Crack game. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that enables you to control access to your apps. XDA Senior Member defim created...

XDA NEWS
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Jul 6, 2015 at 12:49 pm · 18 comments

Which OEM Would You Like to Help?

Most manufacturers have moments of greatness and moments of decadence, and in the past few years we've some of our favorite companies' tables turned. Some are stagnating, some are struggling, some lack direction. Despite this, we often hold them dear to our hearts. Many of them could use a hand, be it with design, marketing, or other tasks. If you could help out an OEM and take it back to its golden days, which one would it be?

DISCUSS
Share This