Android 11 and iOS 14 based back tap gestures can now be used by any Android Smartphone running on Android 7.0 Nougat and higher
If you are an Android or Apple fan then you must be knowing about the back tap gestures that will be launched with the Android 11 and iOS 14 versions. What are back tap gestures? The Android 11 or an iOS 14 double-tap gesture allows you to tap the back of your smartphone to do things like launching the phone’s camera app and controlling media playback. But knowing that the gesture will be only officially available for Android 11 and iOS 14 is quite boring,
Thanks to XDA Developers forum member Kieron Quinn. Quinn has developed Tap, Tap, an open-source app that allows almost every Android Smartphone to run this gesture. The app developed by Quinn uses the machine learning model Google built to power the gesture.
The developer has also designed and published an amazing Quick settings app that enables over 40 custom toggles, including screen timeout, adaptive brightness, and NFC (NFC requires root or secure setting access). The app also supports fully customized tiles with icons, titles, and multiple states, which can be switched between automatically by changes.
Coming to the Tap, Tap app, The developer describes that the Tap, Tap is a port of the double-tap on back of the device gesture from Android 11 to any ARM v8 device. It allows you to use the gesture to launch apps, control the device (including pressing the home, back and recent buttons), take a screenshot, toggle the flashlight, open your assistant, and more.
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The app also has a feature in the app that is known as gates, using “gates” you can block the gesture from working in scenarios such as when the screen is off when you’re on a call when an app is open and more. It uses an accessibility service to run these tasks and stay running in the background.Download the source code of Tap, Tap app on GitHub
The developer further describes that you can pick from three models in the settings of the Tap, Tap app: Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 4, and Pixel 4 XL; allowing you to choose the one that fits your device best. However, the app is still in the alpha development so it might be buggy.
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