Gimme five. Gimme some skin. Fist-bump, bro! I challenge you to a thumb-wrestle. Hug it OUT. Pattycake throwdown. Low five. Fist pound. Deliver me a secret handshake.
Today we’re kicking off the Multi-Touch Multi-Hack, an online hackathon to build apps with Lenovo’s multi-user, multi-touch (MUMT) SDK. Lenovo’s YOGA Home MUMT platform lets you use all ten fingers to interact with a tablet or PC touchscreen, and allows multiple users to interact with the same device simultaneously. There are $25,000 in cash prizes up for grabs, along with Lenovo PCs and tablets, and promotion for your app across Lenovo’s dev and marketing channels.
Why is MUMT technology worth checking out? Platforms that allow us to act & react in a way that’s organic to our biological form and function are driving human-computer interaction design. The YOGA Home SDK lets people use their hands in a natural, intuitive way to interact with a touchscreen. So instead of the limited repertoire of gestures we’re accustomed to — often just tap, swipe, and drag — with MUMT, you can use your whole hand (or both) to give instructions to your device. Rotate, pinch, zoom, spin, wave, palm swipe, do-si-do, finger moonwalk — Lenovo’s interface will respond accordingly, and to multiple inputs at the same time. It also accepts whatever orientation you want to assign it, so you can interact with the screen from any angle.
You have until June 14 to build a Windows app using 10-finger touch that creates a new, collaborative educational or entertainment experience on the Lenovo YOGA Home. The grand prize winner gets $10K, plus a meeting w/ Lenovo’s biz dev team to discuss promotional opportunities.
Tour the new Lenovo YOGA Home
Put it right there — start experimenting with MUMT @ multitouch.devpost.com. Your next code win is at the tip of your fingers.