I have a game for the iPad and there's no "mouse entered" or "mouse hover" functionality on that platform. Within my game I have a hotbar or skill bar like below.
Typically a game that uses such feature has mouse and the player can hover the mouse over the icon to get a small panel with skill name, cost, effects, et cetera.
Since I cannot provide mouse hover tooltips as is typical, what approach should I take to offer detail information to the player? Right now I have a separate skill screen with detailed skill descriptions, and I'm posting the skill name and cost into the chat console on tap.
Should I include names within or under my icons in a hotbar as described above? Introduce long press to display a popup with name and detailed info?