Thursday, 20 October 2011

Feature Spotlight: Press and Hold

We take accessibility very seriously at PD Life which has lead us to introduce a new feature called Press and Hold. The feature is designed to assist less dexterous users in performing some of the more fiddly tasks in PD Life.

By touching (and holding) one finger anywhere on the screen, PD Life will automatically cycle through the various options automatically removing the need for precise touches or taps.

To start with we have introduced this feature into the How do you feel? tracker. PD Life automatically cycles through all of the available settings. The slider gradually climbs, then restarts and the ON/OFF switch toggles as you wait. You then release your finger when the desired settings are shown.

To see this in action:
  • Go to the Home tab
  • Select How do you feel?
  • Press and Hold one finger anywhere on the screen
  • After about a second, notice the automatic changes
  • Then just release your finger when you have the desired setting
We are interested in gathering your feedback to see if you think this technique could be employed in other areas of the app.

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