Immersion, a developers and licensor of touch technology is launching its MOTIV development platform for Android.
Expected to be available to application developers in March 2011, the MOTIV SDK provides an assortment of touch design resources. These tools include the API, sample code, effect libraries with over 100 pre-designed effects, reference documentation, and a conversion layer that allows developers to incorporate specialized touch effects into their Android applications. In addition, the MOTIV SDK includes a touch effect design studio for advanced users.
“Today, haptics provides critical tactile feedback for typing and touch confirmation in touch screen phones and tablets, but it is a complex exercise to design haptics into a UI and applications,” said Dennis Sheehan, Immersion’s vice president of marketing.
“With the release of the MOTIV Development Platform, we are simplifying that process for the Android OS and providing the tools to create next-gen experiences such as personalized touch-based themes, games with tactile effects and multi-modal applications that engage the user’s sense of touch.”