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Facebook App gesture interfering with IOS gesture


From: Rakesh List
Date: Jul 31, 2013 9:40AM

Hi all,

The latest app released by FB for iphone has a gesture “Two finger
double tap to like, comment or share”. The same gesture is used to
pause or play music while VO is active.

When the user is on the facebook main page the two finger double tap
gesture will not allow the user to play or pause the music.
Does this behavior do not hamper the user experience for VO users? I
personally am not satisfied with overwriting the default behavior of
the iphone. I want to hear from other accessibility experts as well.

I could remember the same problem on desktop with website specific
access keys. I have many times recommended the developers to be
careful while using access keys such that they do not interfere with
browser or operating systems short-cut commands. Facebook also have
access keys on the desktop website and mobile website which are
perfectly fine.

Thanks & Regards