The long hold is half art and half science. This puts it in the same very special category as the three finger track pad swipe and the basketball finger roll.
With that said, it’s actually really easy and intuitive once you get the hang of it. To a lot of us it’s already completely normal to do on our phones thanks to selecting locations in Google maps, copy/pasting in text editors, and many more apps. But – it’s an acquired action and not 100% intuitive. So, let’s jump into how it works and why we care so much about the long hold!
In both the Android and iOS Spectafy apps we take advantage of the long hold in the map to select a location anywhere. Once a location is selected a request is created so you can see what’s happening there! (more…)