Originally Posted by j_grouchy
With the current capacitive touch screen, there are no rollovers - if you touch the screen, its considered the same as a "button press" (button "down state", if you are a programmer), and then its all a matter of how long you keep your finger there for an execution or not...
But, with this "vicinity" capability, you can now re-implement that much more intuitive rollover functionality with the detection of the finger within the vicinity of a button, and then execute the button press when the finger actually touches the screen!
Rollovers can highlight buttons, expand menus into submenus, or initiate other actions which relate the to button or GUI element they are assigned to, without pressing the button to execute an action that would be its primary funcition.
I see this as something with huge potential, in that regard. Adobe should be VERY interested in how much this becomes adapted by the mainstream.. maybe even, potentially, become a stratigic investor in the company to help them grow the technology and marketting.