I am having an issue trying to zoom the map in the APM Planner 2 on my Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet.
Using a multitouch “zoom” gesture is not recognized by the APM planner. The Surface Pro 3 doesn’t have a mouse, and I cannot find a zoom adjust control on the UI, so I am not able to zoom the map at all.
Use the trackpad on the cover or buy a mouse Maybe there is some software that allows mouse simulation as a workaround.
APM planner 2.0 is designed for WIMP environment. We have ideas for moving to a technology that better supports touch-screens, but that requires a UI/UX redesign so will take sometime. It will use QtQtick and will enable better support for embedded platforms as well.
Windows 8 Hybrid tablet/computer design is really bad idea IMHO. Windows 8 Phone is much better due to not being a desktop experience as well.
That said I’ll look at the pinch to zoom stuff, as there are trackpads that support multi-touch and maybe that will be a solution in the interim.