Sync and swim: Google app puts gamers in control

28.02.2013 Google : Gestural : Touchscreens

US – Google has launched Super Sync Sports, a new Chrome-based app that lets users turn their smartphones and tablets into a gaming controller for their desktop computers.

When users visit Super Sync Sports, they are asked to input a code into the mobile version of Chrome on their smartphone or iPad, which enables them to turn the device into a controller for their computer.

Users can then participate in solo or multi-player running, cycling and swimming races. Each race requires the player to use different gestures on his or her device’s touchscreen. For example, in the cycling race the player must rotate two fingers on the same hand in a simultaneous circular motion. The faster and more uniformly the user makes these gestures, the faster the character moves.

A whole generation of children is now growing up using touchscreens to interact with the world. Find out what this means for the future in our Generation I presentation at our Spring/Summer 2013 Trend Briefing.

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