To navigate around YAPI on your iPad and to invoke different functions you use touch gestures. You will pick up all those gestures within a few minutes of using YAPI. 


Here are most commonly used gestures.

Tap. It is like clicking with the left mouse button on the desktop computer. Tapping is the most common and basic gesture on the iPad. You tap to change tabs, select an item from the list, select a date from the calendar.


Tap and Hold is often called Long Touch. You touch the spot and hold your finger on the screen for a few moments (1/2 second or more). You use this gesture to invoke context sensitive popup menus.


Here are examples of YAPI context sensitive menus:


Patient menu – invoked via Touch and Hold on patient’s avatar.


Document menu – invoked via Touch and Hold on or around clipboard icon


Patient Alert Menu – invoked via Touch and Hold on patient’s alert area


Area menu – invoked via Touch and Hold anywhere inside operatory or area


Patient menu in Huddle – invoked via Touch and Hold on patient’s avatar.


Document menu – invoked via Touch and Hold on document image



Pinch to Zoom In. Place your thumb and index finger, pinched together, on the screen and spread them apart without loosing contact with the screen. Note that your fingers don’t have to travel too much, just an inch or even less. You typically use this gesture to open a document.


Pinch to Zoom Out is similar to Pinch to Zoom In but in reverse: start with your thumb and index finger outwards, and then pinch them together.



Swipe. Drag your finger across the screen‚ up, down, left, or right‚ to swipe. You use a left or right swipe to move through document pages; you use an up or down swipe to scroll document page, Dashboard, schedule in Huddle. Tip: use left or right swipe inside patient’s operatory or area to sign a document or fill a form.



Drag. Tap, hold, and, while holding down, drag your finger. You typically use Drag gesture to drag a patient from one area to another: touch lightly drag handle at the right (marked with red), hold, and drag it into empty area.