Sohnee Sohnee - 1 month ago 24
HTML Question

HTML Drag And Drop On Mobile Devices

When you add drag and drop to a web page using JavaScript, such as jQuery UI draggable and droppable, how do you get this to work when viewed via a browser on a mobile device - where the touch-screen actions for dragging are intercepted by the phone for scrolling around the page etc?

All solutions welcome... my initial thoughts are:


  1. Have a button for mobile devices that "lifts" the item to be dragged and then get them to click the zone they want to drop the item on.

  2. Write an app that does this for mobile devices rather then try and get the web page to work on them!

  3. Your suggestions and comments please.



UPDATE: Bounty

If someone can tell me how to make drag and drop work in a web page on a mobile device, without resorting to points 1 and 2 above, I will swing a wonderful bounty of 50 rep your way!

Answer

jQuery UI Touch Punch just solves it all.

It's a Touch Event Support for jQuery UI. Basically, it just wires touch event back to jQuery UI. Tested on iPad, iPhone, Android and other touch-enabled mobile devices. I used jQuery UI sortable and it works like a charm.

http://touchpunch.furf.com/

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