As the mobile web evolves to enable increasingly sophisticated applications, web developers need a way to handle these events. For example, nearly any fast-paced game requires the player to press multiple buttons at once, which, in the context of a touchscreen, implies multi-touch. Apple introduced their touch events API in iOS 2.0. Android has been catching up to this de-facto standard and closing the gap.
In this article I’ll dive into the touch events API provided by iOS and Android devices, as well as desktop Chrome on hardware that supports touch, and explore what sorts of applications you can build, present some best practices, and cover useful techniques that make it easier to develop touch-enabled applications. Touch events Three basic touch events are outlined in the spec and implemented widely across mobile devices: Node.js. Knockout : Home. Tutorials.