Assistive Touch for Android

floating touch

Wow! I can’t believe it’s been quite a while since my last post guys, but I have been crazy busy with some absolutely enormous changes regarding my professional life.  So, it feels beyond awesome right about now to finally find a moment to sit here and type this.  With that being said, the highlight of my epic (sarcasm) weekend was finding an app whilst browsing the Google Play Store called, “Floating Touch.”

“What is floating touch?”  Well, I thought you’d never ask.  The app is basically the equivalent of the iPhone’s “assistive touch” functionality, only a lot cooler, because it’s completely customizable.  For starters, you can place the button practically anywhere on your screen and also make the expandable menu a variety of colors…whatever suits your fancy.

Here is what mine currently looks like…

floating touch android

floating touch menu android

Basically, when you want to expand the menu, all you have to do is tap the virtual button.   I will admit, until you get used to it, it can be slightly annoying, because it happens to find itself in the wrong spot on your screen occasionally.  For example, when you go to hit send for an email, you actually hit the floating touch button, forgetting that it’s there, but a quick flick of the button to a different area of your screen solves this problem.

You can also customize what options you want to appear in your menu as well.  All customizations are done by launching the actual application, and it’s extremely simple to use.  Well, I’ll let you all try it out for yourselves.  You have nothing to lose, because there’s a free and paid version.  Personally, I’m happy with the free one, and that is what I am using at the moment.  Ladies and gentlemen, I leave you with this…Happy Touching!  Okay, maybe that wasn’t the best way to word it, but you get the idea.

P.S.  Not to change topics, but I have the Verizon Corporate Classic 5K run coming up this Thursday, and guess what new toy I’m Super-Dee-Duper excited to try out…THESE bad boys!  I will have a complete review on them coming shortly.  Stay Tuned!

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5 thoughts on “Assistive Touch for Android

  1. KandaNoctisKishimoto

    The virtual button seems useful. It looks and feels similar to SwipePad (you might want to try that too. It’s really good). As for the earphone, 3 minutes for 60 minutes seem surreal… Tell me its true because my old MP3 player is dying…

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    1. Casey Post author

      Hi Kanda,

      I downloaded Swype pad on your recommendation, and it also is quite useful-thanks! I can see myself saving some time by incorporating it into my interface. As far as the earphones, isn’t that battery life amazing for that short amount of charging time?! It’s perfect for me, because I always forget to charge my running toys, so now I don’t have an excuse, because by the time they charge the motivation to go running will not have dwindled. Win win in my book! They are completely waterproof, but I doubt I will be testing that out in my review. The only water these badboys will see is if by chance it starts raining during one of my runs. As far as laps in a pool, while I’m sure they were rigorously tested, I think I’ll pass. Lol

      – Casey

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      1. KandaNoctisKishimoto

        I’ll be waiting for your review on these earphones. I’m only concerned that they might fall off too easily when running as my Galaxy Note II’s earphones are terrible for staying in place ><"

      2. Casey Post author

        Hello again Kanda,

        I haven’t written my review quite yet, but wanted to let ya know I did a little preliminary run with them today and there was no problem with the headphones staying in place. To be honest, before I purchased them I worried about that same issue. They just looked like they would fall out. The good news is they are very secure. I know exactly what you are saying about the Samsung earphones staying in place. I went running with them once and it was awful! They kept falling out every second and just didn’t get that good secure fit. The Sony mp3 earphones are NOTHING like them. I’m soooooo incredibly happy with them.

        – Casey

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