i was searching for a resource that explained exactly this swipe menu technique for an app i just submitted, so i'm glad there finally is one for others to use as well.
again, great post. looking forward to the follow ups! i really dig your blog, btw. very helpful and clear. i just happened to have spent a lot of time with tweetie and its nuances since i modeled a bunch of UI effects it has into the Notifo app.