Immersion Offering Haptic Tools to Android Devs
Immersion Corporation today announced the availability of its MOTIV SDK 1.0, which will let Android developers add haptics (micro vibrations) to their applications. Immersion believes that adding haptics to Android applications will lead to more creativity and a better overall user experience. Immersion lists of number of examples of how haptics might be included in apps, most of which are games. For example, it says developers could add the feeling of strings to a guitar application, or add kickback to a first-person shooter. The MOTIV SDK has a number of library of pre-defined haptic effects that developers can add to their applications. It will work with Android handsets running version 2.1 and higher.