Tomek Kondrat · Aug 25, 2014 at 01:00 pm

Scroll Your Device by Tilting it with Tilt Scroll

Most Android devices are stuffed with quite a few sensors used to determine countless variables like temperature, acceleration, and so on. These values are used mostly by Google Play Services, but developers here on XDA also make a good use of them directly in some very interesting projects.

One of the sensors that is commonly used by devs is the accelerometer. It’s used to determine whether the device is accelerating, and if so, at what rate. XDA Forum Member mrYoussef135 found potential in this sensor and decided to use motion to control device scrolling.

Tilt Scroll allows you to scroll in many application by just tilting the device. The app allows you to scroll the content either horizontally and vertically by performing certain gestures. Scrolling can be activated by shaking up the device. This application works perfectly with the Gallery and Internet browsers like Chrome and many others.

Tilt Scroll has a few requirements to work properly. It will work only with rooted devices, and it obviously requires an accelerometer sensor and multitouch input. Luckily, the vast majority of devices meet these requirements without any problems.

You don’t have to moves like Jagger to control your device efficiently without touching the screen. Tilt Scroll will do this for you. The app can be found in the Tilt Scroll application thread, so go there and give it a try.


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Tomek Kondrat

eagleeyetom is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Tomek is the only Polish moderator on XDA Developers. He graduated from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn with a degree in journalism and public communication in 2013. He's a big fan of football (not hand egg), post rock and cooking. A total addict of mobile technology, especially Android. Currently flashes dozens of custom ROMs on his OPO. View eagleeyetom's posts and articles here.
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