#WWDC 2015 Apple News

OS X 10.11 Allows Web Developers To Leverage Force Touch Inputs For Customised Website Interactions

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Force Touch Input on Mac has been prominently used by app developers to create customised interactions. However, with the latest OS X 10.11 El Capitan release, even web developers will be able to leverage the power of Force Touch Input on Safari browser, to create customised website interactions.

This practically means, that when you open The Tech Portal on Safari for example, our web developers can use Force touch for certain specific functions, like going to the next article or probably commenting on a social network. Web developers can create custom actions for long-pressed force touch clicks, on the trackpads that ship in Apple’s newest notebooks, including the MacBook and MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

Force Touch allows an additional, pressure-sensitive click beyond your usual standard click, which Apple has used to provide you additional Safari functions like Maps views, link preview, dictionary definitions and others.

As for web devs, Force Touch can be used to provide additional functionality to Safari users like new animations, special social sharing, or probably the ability to print/download content upon registering that deeper click via Force touch. Web devs can also pull out additional menus allowing for greater user interaction.

However, even though this sounds interesting, too much use of such additional features can be really tricky, considering that not everyone has force touch inputs. Moreover, considering that over three quarters of all desktop users use windows, employing additional force touch inputs may be risky. But then again, it is definitely worth a try.

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