Double Tap to wake or sleep your phone, wave over the sensor to answer a call, draw letters on the screen to open certain apps an many more. If you know what the above functions do, then you get what we mean by gestures or gesture controls.
Gesture controls is new technology recently introduced to mobiles to make using them more aesthetic, intuitive, and somewhat eye catching. The whole concept revolves around having to perform functions by having to press fewer or no buttons at all.
It is always a delight seeing someone making hand movements on their phones and things happen. Remember Iron Man controlling his suits and stuff mostly with gesture controls 🙂 . Cool isn’t it? For those it might concern, there’s an Xposed Module that allows you to implement multiple multi-touch gesture controls on any Android starting from version 4.0 (Ice-Cream Sandwich). Amidst all these, what’s the catch?
Personally, I always forget to use gestures. Yeah! After configuring and setting everything up, the time comes to use them, and I forget such things exist. I still do it the old way. Sometimes when you have too many gestures configured, you see yourself mixing them up, or maybe swipe once where you’re meant to swipe twice. It can really be a pain in the ass.
It could also be more embarrassing when you try the gestures and they refuse to work, especially when you wanted to form James Bond in a public setting. LOL!!
Do you have gesture controls on your devices? Do you use them? Share your experiences if you have any