Return Swipe Distance with jQuery++

Working on iPad optimisations for a big clients at the moment, and we’ve settled on using a custom jQuery++ (jQuery Plus Plus) build to detect swipes.

As we also have jQuery powered scroll areas, we need to not only detect swipe, and their direction, but their distance too. Luckily, a tiny tweak of jQ++ will give us this information.

In the function commencing:

the critical section is:


Simply add the already defined variable distance to to read:

Now we can use that information as we see fit:

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