Call me crazy, but when I’m lounging in bed or laying on the couch reading the iPhone I wish there were more ways to scroll text or lists when holding the phone above me and scrolling with one hand.
A perfect example is trying to easily scroll the tweets in the Tweetie app. Let’s say you’re holding the phone in portrait mode by pinching the phone from the top and bottom using one hand. Now how do you scroll the posting list up and down? Easily? You kind of can by delicately sliding a finger on a portion of the screen, but it’s awkward and obscures the screen.
What might be more useful are virtual scrollers if you will built into the case–kind of like a skin. You could turn it on via a double tap gesture, for instance, and then slide a finger across the case rather than the display to scroll the tweet list. Double tap or not scrolling for awhile would turn off the touch sensitivity for that portion of the case skin.
Yeah, call me crazy. At least my hand wouldn’t obscure the small screen, 🙂