Ubuntu – HTML5 multi touch events from touch screen


I have a Ubuntu machine with a 24" touchscreen and it is working fine. I can move the mouse, do gestures with several touch points and such so the hardware is working fine. Now I wonder if it is possible to make a browser interpret the events as touch and not as mousedown, mousedrag etc. HTML5 has really good support for touch and multiple touch and I would like to develop web applications for this setup. Does anyone have a clue on how to do this?

Best Answer

  • There is actually jQuery Mobile (http://jquerymobile.com/) a plugin for the jQuery JavaScript Framework, which offers touch events and gestures support for all devices.

    Also check out http://www.jqmgallery.com/ to see some real life applications which are built with jQuery Mobile. ( in most cases you can spy on the source files for advanced real life examples)