The Touch part of Touch-To-Share is for two reasons
Originally Posted by johnnygewitter
1) quick authentication of devices
2) "don't-make-me-think" quick transfers.
TTS eliminates the need to dig through menus in order to authenticate access for one or more devices. Simply touch the two devices together and confirm. After that the two devices are automatically paired via bluetooth and can be used without touching for supported activities (e.g. phone/message transfer). This functionality can be expanded to other applications. The possibilities are limitless here, think hybrid solutions with bluetooth to set the initial connection and transfer wireless settings to open full on sharing, hotspot, simulcasting video, gaming, etc.,.
This also allows for dead simple data transfer. The example case is sending the URL to the phone. TTS is still simpler than e-mailing and probably slightly better than using Neato! But think of other situations like: I'm sitting with a friend and we're looking at our kids birthday party pictures and they want a picture that has their kid in it. I could
1) email it and then they have to save it somewhere
2) facebook it and make them dig for it there
3) send them a link to it for some 3rd party site
4) figure out how to create a share and allow them access
Have them touch their phone to my TouchPad, confirm transfer, et voila!
I would guess that a very high percentage of people who are transfering links or photos are doing it ONE at a time. TTS is perfect for that, while also allowing the capability to do so much more once developers start using the API.