This jquery plugin adds custom touch-screen events to the given HTML elements.
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DoubleTap for jQuery

"One bullet more in the head will go a long way to ensuring your survival" - Zombieland


This plugin adds custom touch-screen events to the given HTML elements. This should only work on iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches. Anything else is bonus.

The simplest way to use this is to pass in a single callback.

$('.swipe').addSwipeEvents(function(evt, touch) {
  // this is triggered for any of the custom touch events

Or, you can bind to each custom event explicitly.

  bind('swipe', function(evt, touch) {
    // triggered for swipe events

The events that are triggered are:

  • touch (triggered for all events)
  • swipe (triggered for all swipe events)
  • tap (no horizontal or vertical movement)
  • doubletap
  • swipeleft
  • swiperight
  • swipeup
  • swipedown

Each event passes an extra touchStatus object with these properties:

  • target (the HTML element triggering the event)
  • touch (a reference to the browser's TouchStatus object)
  • eventType (the name of the triggered event)
  • startX (the starting screenX value)
  • startY (the starting screenY value)
  • currentX (the latest screenX value)
  • currentY (the latest screenY value)


  • Android support would rock :)
  • Gestures
  • Multi-finger swipes


Note on Patches/Pull Requests

  • Fork the project.
  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.
  • Commit, do not mess with version or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)
  • Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.


Copyright (c) 2010 rick. See LICENSE for details.