Announcing the February Dev Derby Winners

Touch events help you make websites and applications more engaging by responding appropriately when users interact with touch screens. A user touching a screen is very different from a user clicking a mouse button, so special care must be taken to ensure that touch-enabled Web applications respond to touch screen interactions in ways that users expect.

Last month, creative developers from around the web competed in the Touch Events Dev Derby to show off just how powerful touch events are. We had some really great entries (many so much fun I could barely stop playing with them). Our expert judgesRemy Sharp, Chris Coyier, and Chris Heilmann—looked over the entries and are proud to announce three winners and a runner-up. Please join us in congratulating these outstanding contributors!

1st: Pinch That Frog! by Danny.D
Kite Flying by ltch
3rd: The Face Builder by boblemarin

Runner up:
Twistron by seva

But let’s not forget about everyone else who submitted to this Derby. Each and every one of these people is pushing the web forward and deserves a huge amount of praise for doing so.

Want to see your name here next month? We are now accepting demos related to CSS 3D Transforms (March), HTML5 audio (April), and Websockets (May). Get an early start by submitting today!

About John Karahalis

John Karahalis is a software developer, a project manager, and a user experience enthusiast. He helps with web development on and project management on the Mozilla Developer Network, and he formerly led the Dev Derby contest.

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  1. louisremi

    I would have bet “Too hot for Jerry” was going to win this DevDerby by far, and it’s not even in the top 4. Is there a reason for that?

    March 20th, 2012 at 03:26

    1. John Karahalis

      Hey Louis-Rémi,

      “Too Hot for Jerry” scored well in the originality and aesthetics categories, but scored low in the technology category because it does not support touch events in Firefox, Firefox Beta, or Firefox Aurora.

      March 20th, 2012 at 15:59

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