Friday, 4 October 2013

Google Snaps Up Gesture-Recognition Startup Flutter




Google acquires yet another utility App. This time, it’s Flutter, the San-Francisco-based company which enables the use of hand gestures to control apps such as iTunes and Netflix. Flutter App employs built-in Webcams to recognise hand gestures, allowing users to control the playback of music and video with hand movements.

"Today, we are thrilled to announce that we will be continuing our research at Google. We share Google's passion for 10x thinking, and we're excited to add their rocket fuel to our journey," Flutter CEO Navneet Dalal commented on the company website.

It’s speculated that Google will integrate the Flutter app into its ranges of Chromebook laptops and Nexus handheld devices - Google Glass, Android, etc. may soon be applying more Kinect-style gesture features!

Hillgrove PR understands that the speculation assumes importance as the gesture recognition is currently used by some of Google’s prominent competitors.