Gesture Formalization for Multitouch
Article first published online: 6 DEC 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Software: Practice and Experience
Volume 45, Issue 4, pages 527–548, April 2015
How to Cite
2015), Gesture Formalization for Multitouch, Softw. Pract. Exper., 45, 527–548, doi: 10.1002/spe.2247, , , and (
- Issue published online: 5 MAR 2015
- Article first published online: 6 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 2 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 28 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Received: 5 JUN 2013
- domain-specific languages;
Since multitouch interfaces are steadily moving out of the experimental niche, the demand for comprehensive programming support increases. Between the formation of de facto standards for multitouch gestures by the industry, and continued research and experimentation by developers or academia, the abstraction of gesture properties becomes essential. This paper contributes a revision of the Gesture Formalization for Multitouch (GeForMT) gesture description language. This language aims at a short and concise syntax, which is still able to capture the complexity of multitouch gestures. We report on a previously missing reference architecture and practical implementation. Based on a study comparing the revised GeForMT language with other formalization approaches for multitouch gestures, we introduce an editor for GeForMT.Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.