I made an Android egg timer app that shows how to make custom touch controlled views.

You basically turn the dial by touch and then it gradually counts down.

### Touch input sequence

• First you need to get the right touch inputs from inside the graphic.
• Then you create a vector from coordinates based on a center in the middle of the circle graphic.
• Use trigonometry and then pythagoras to calculate the degrees that the clock should rotate based on the movement vector. ### Trig code:

```    //Distance to center from last touch using trig
double lastSide = getLastTouchX()/Math.cos(Math.atan2(getLastTouchY(), getLastTouchX()));
double oppoSide = dx/Math.cos(Math.atan2(dy, dx));
double firstSide = latestX/Math.cos(Math.atan2(latestY, latestX));

// Do the pythagoras for the triangles sides
double a = lastSide;
double b = firstSide;
double c = oppoSide;
double degrees = Math.toDegrees(Math.acos((Math.pow(a,2)+Math.pow(b, 2)-Math.pow(c, 2))/(2*a*b)));
```

### Code

You can find the rest of the code here