Fun with the Diamond's touch sensor (7/10/2008 9:39 pm)
Filed under: Windows Mobile
The HTC Touch Diamond has a silly number of sensors. It has the tilt and motion sensor that I've been digging into in my last couple of posts. And, in addition to the resistive touch sensor it has over the screen, it also has a capacitive touch sensor around the d-pad. This sensor is used by a handfull of apps to allow you to "gesture". For instance, Opera uses this to allow you zoom in and out by gesturing circles around the d-pad.
Sadly, much like the Tilt sensor, the Nav Sensor (for want of a better name) doesn't have a clearly defined SDK to allow developers to access it. Well, now it does :)
I've updated my Sensor Test sample application to include the APIs necessary to generate the Nav Sensor messages and show you how to get very basic information out of them. I make no promises, but this will probably be my last post about the Touch Diamond for a while.