Touch UI

When designing a Symbian application, the UI must be designed so that all tasks can be performed with touch. Therefore, the design must not rely on hardware keys (except for turning the power ON and OFF).

The touch UI in the Symbian platform involves various specific touch components, component and UI behavior changes, layout changes and additions to the user experience. The main differences or additions in touch UI include the following:

There are two generic layouts for touch UI -portrait orientation and landscape orientation, see the following figure. The Status pane in Touch UI has three variants: extended, flat and small.

Figure: Default Symbian Touch UI layouts for portrait and landscape