Experimental smartphone app for touchless map control (zoom&move via accelerometer)


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Hello,

thanks to Ionic I was able to create a proof-of-concept app to navigate (zoom&move) a map on smartphone without touching the screen by using the phone’s accelerometer.

The goal of such a touchless user interface is to ease the use of smartphone during winter hiking/crosscountry-skiing trips when one is wearing gloves (at least in regions where winter can be tough).

Here is the app source code:

And here is the app in Google Play store:

I had the opportunity to test it on Android platform only, if anyone is interested in playing with it on another smartphone platform, I would be glad if you share your experience.

-Peter