ionicGesture 'release' not working properly


I’m using ionicGesture to detect ‘touch’ and ‘release’ events.

‘touch’ seems to work fine. (Just to make sure, do I use this gesture to show something as long as it is being touched? or should I use ‘hold’?)

but ‘release’ is not detected when I let my finger go after a while. I need to tap the element to fire the function for ‘release’ detection.

am i using the right gesture for my purpose?

Thank you very much for your help.

I’m having same issues using


and in my Controller

$scope.letDrag = function() {

it’s simply not fired…