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Nokia X Design Guidelines

Welcome to Nokia X software platform Design Guidelines. This library contains an overview of the Nokia X software platform and guidance for the topics you should consider while porting your Android application to Nokia X. The topics also apply for any new app created for Nokia X.

Gestures

The gestures below are used in Nokia X phones. The table also shows the indicator symbols that are used within this library to visualise actions in the example UI flows.

Symbol Gesture Combination Description
Tap Press and release To tap, people touch the screen to trigger actions by pressing a button or a link. There is visual feedback on the touch down, and the action is carried out on the touch release.
Long press Press and hold To long press, people touch the screen leaving the finger motionless until the information is shown or the action occurs. This gesture can be used to enable edit mode of a view.
Swipe Press from the edge of the screen, drag, stop, release To swipe, people place the finger on the edge of the screen and swipe it horizontally or vertically. For example, swipe up is used in system apps to open Options menu.
Flick vertical Press, drag from up or down, release To flick vertically, people place their finger to the screen while in motion, continue the movement and lift their finger while still moving to the same direction. This gesture can be used for example to scroll content quickly.
Flick horizontal Press, drag from left or right, release To flick horizontally, people place their finger to the screen while in motion, continue the movement and lift their finger while still moving to the same direction. This gesture can be used to switch between tabs.
Drag (and drop) Press, drag, (stop), release To drag, people place their finger on the screen and move it to the desired direction. This gesture can be used, for example, for adjusting a slider or to move objects within the UI to organise items in the view. The view below can also move with the finger (panning). The movement ends with a release.
Pinch open Press with two fingers and open This gesture is used for zooming in.
Pinch close Press with two fingers and close This gesture is used for zooming out.
Double tap Press and release twice quickly This gesture can be used for toggling between zoomed in and zoomed out views.

Last updated 5 June 2014

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