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Fingerprint mode for my iPhone, please

by on Feb.10, 2013, under Mobile devices, Mobile issues, Our networked world

new-tripI need a mode for my iPhone where I can leave an app running on the screen and ”turn off touch” so that I can watch what’s happening but not cause anything to happen if I accidentally touch the screen.

I have decided to call this ”fingerprint only” mode because you can touch the screen, but nothing happens.

I particularly need this for mapping and travel apps, where I want to keep the app open while I’m walking or hiking and holding the phone in my hand, but touching the screen could cause the app to fly off to different coordinates, or even to change mode or shut down. Great example is Everytrail where it tracks my movement and I frequently have it in my hand so I can watch as I walk along. Fascinating, but way too easy to touch the wrong thing and completely screw up the trip map.

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