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Method to pinch to bring the interested contents of the map/web page in the same screen of mobile/touch devices in the same zoom level

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000240565D
Publication Date: 2015-Feb-09
Document File: 4 page(s) / 200K

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Abstract

To solve the problem by keeping the same zoom level. Users will be able to view "source and destination together" (S&D) in case of maps and "text and referred image together" (T&I) in case of web pages in the same screen.

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Method to pinch to bring the interested contents of the map /web page in the same screen of mobile/touch devices in the same zoom level

In General, in mobile devices, zooming-out in maps will show less information than in the zoomed-in state. If user wants to see source and destination in the same screen, usually they have to zoom out to fit them. Without zooming out, there is no way currently to bring the source and destination in the same screen.

We have similar problem in viewing web pages in mobile devices. e.g. Lets assume there is web page with images and text content. In the text content, in case if the image is referred, but the image is not in the visible area, At present, user has to either scroll to the image (to see the referred image) or to zoom out (to see both image and the referring text content ). If they scroll, the referring text content will go out of the screen. In case of zooming-out, it is possible that font size will be reduced to the level which user can't read.

To solve the problem by keeping the same zoom level. Users will be able to view "source and destination together" (S&D) in case of maps and "text and referred image together" (T&I) in case of web pages in the same screen.

A new mode on maps will be introduced to use the pinch gesture (usually it is used for zooming out with 2 fingers) and in this new mode, the portion which is pinched by the user will be hidden so that the remaining portions will come closer at the same zoom level.

In this mode, touching the screen with 2 fingers at a time and spreading them apart (usually it is used for zooming in), will bring the the pinched portion back on the screen gradually.

In this mode, pinching the map...