How to Detect Swipe Direction in Android?
Detecting gestures is a very important feature that many app developers focus on. There can be a number of gestures that could be required to perform certain actions. For example, a user might need to swipe the screen from left to right to unlock the screen. Similarly, vice-versa might be needed. In such cases, it is necessary to detect the direction of the swipe or gesture made by the user. Similarly, most gaming applications depend heavily on user gestures to perform desired actions. So through this article, we will show you how you could detect the swipe direction of the user input on the screen.
Step by Step Implementation
Step 1: Create a New Project in Android Studio
To create a new project in Android Studio please refer to How to Create/Start a New Project in Android Studio. We demonstrated the application in Kotlin, so make sure you select Kotlin as the primary language while creating a New Project.
Step 2: Add this in the Main code (MainActivity.kt)
Refer to the comments inside the code for better understanding.
No layout code is needed (activity_main.xml)