By Brandon Miniman | December 11, 2008 1:29 AM
In our second look at new software from MobileSRC (see the GProfile post if you missed it), we run through the functionality of GScroll, an application that adds several features to the capacitive touch area below the screen on the HTC Touch Pro/Diamond (and all of their variants: Fuze, Sprint Diamond, MDA Compact IV, etc).
So basically, GScroll has three bits of functionality. Swipe scrolling, 3D scrolling, and program launching. The first, swipe scrolling, allows you to swipe your finger up and down on the touch area, so that you can move through icons or scroll down a page, like in PIE. Then, the 3D scrolling will allow you to tilt the device in all directions to move left/right/up/down. Both of these methods of scrolling work generally well, but I wish that the sensitivity could be adjusted. Also, I had problems enabling and disabling the 3D scrolling which can only be done with a light double tap and single tap (respectively) of the center of the D-Pad.
Then, we have the program launching aspect of GScroll, which allows you to assign four programs to the four hardware keys. A light double tap will open the program. Since the Touch Pro and Diamond don’t have many programmable hardware keys out of the box, this is much welcome addition.
Overall, I think GScroll is a well-priced piece of software at $4.99 (via our software store), but as I mention in the video, the program has a half-baked feel. The developer really needs to focus on ease of use and customizability for the next version…but we like where this is headed! (HTC take note =D)
Giveaway: We’re giving away five copies of GScroll. The first five people to leave a comment here (with a follow-up PM to me in the forums) gets it!