# How can I improve my touch slide mechanic to be more smooth and fluid?

I have the following C# code, but it leaves me with two problems:

void FixedUpdate()
{
if (Input.touchCount == 1)
{
this.transform.Translate(Input.touches[0].deltaPosition.x * 0.009f, 0, 0);
}
}


Firstly, the gameobject (which is a sphere in my case), has a tendency to leave the ground and fly into the air. Additionally, it is not as smooth and snappy but fluid as I would like it to be.

If you look at some of the following gameplay videos, you will see the kind of movement I am looking for.

More specifically, from actually playing each of the above games, there is a certain "ratio" that seems to be operating in regards to each swipe gesture and the actual movement of the ball. That is, the ball does not go exactly where the finger goes, for it is slightly ahead, if that makes sense. What I mean is, the device is only so wide, yet for that width, the ball can always reach it's required destination on either end of the horizontal axis. This must mean that for every pixel the finger moves, the ball moves a little bit more to fit that pixel density of the screen. In other words, in the case of "Splashy!", it's clear that even if the finger moves the entire distance across the screen, the ball moves more than double that distance.

By "smooth", "fluid", and "snappy", I mean that the swiping gesture is very responsive. It moves where you want it to and does not over or undershoot. Additionally, the "snappy" effect is present when you stop swiping. The ball seems to "snap" into it's end position.

My question, then, is what is the best way to improve my script as to achieve the polished mechanic I am looking for, as is depicted in the above videos? Also, how can I keep the sphere on the ground without constraining any axes on the rigidbody? I am using Unity3D with C#.