Aug 04, 2020 App News
In one of the first few previews of the Android 11 software that was shown to the public earlier this year, we got to hear about the mention of back tap gestures which were given the codename “Columbus” at that time. Fast forward a few months, we now know that Android 11’s stable release will definitely have the back tap gestures up and running, and they’re not the only one in the race, as Apple and even Xiaomi is planning to bring back tap gestures to the market in their upcoming software versions, being the iOS 14 and MIUI 12 respectively. However, a third party app may also be running the race with the big boys, as Tap, tap looks to claim the first position.
Tap, tap is a third party app that has made use of Google’s own algorithms made for the Pixel devices which make use of the sensors inside the device such as the gyroscope and accelerometer and notices changes made when the user taps. It’s a strange thing to think of considering Google themselves developed the algorithm, but couldn’t bring it to life and a third party developer got to it before the tech giant could.
Apple beat Google to the punch on releasing a "double tap on the rear" gesture, but soon a third-party app dev will also beat Google to the punch to releasing their own feature😉https://t.co/kFiL8q4YG2— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) June 30, 2020
Shown in this video is a Pixel 4 running Android 10. pic.twitter.com/eBTlNZjUEK
You just need to download the app from the apk here, and wait for it to install. Once it’s installed, go to the app settings and turn on Accessibility Service, and choose an option between the Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 4 and 4XL. You can choose any option as the only difference is of sensitivity levels, as it can work with any phone running Android 7.0 or higher. The feature can be used for a lot of different commands, such as opening a certain app, or taking a screenshot and a lot more. Remove your phone cover if it’s too thick to get better results.