meteor Mobile Apps Multitouch & Gestures


Mobile devices generally don't have keyboards, so you'll need to add some haptic controllers to your application. The two popular packages that people seem to be using is FastClick and Hammer. Installation is easy.

meteor add fastclick
meteor add hammer:hammer

FastClick requires nearly no configuration, while Hammer requires a bit of work to wire up. The cononical example from the Todos app looks like this:

Template.appBody.onRendered(function() {
  if (Meteor.isCordova) {
    // set up a swipe left / right handler
    this.hammer = new Hammer(this.find('#appBody'));
    this.hammer.on('swipeleft swiperight', function(event) {
      if (event.gesture.direction === 'right') {
        Session.set(MENU_KEY, true);
      } else if (event.gesture.direction === 'left') {
        Session.set(MENU_KEY, false);