Immersion Announces Tencent Licenses TouchSense® Technology to Deliver Next-Generation Interactive Experiences
Tencent's Hit Social Media Application QQ and Live Streaming Application NOW Adopt Immersion's Tactile Effects Solutions to Provide New User Experiences
Immersion has created a number of different tactile effects that provide interactive features and capabilities for inclusion in the mobile versions of the QQ and NOW applications. These capabilities enhance mobile communications with the sense of touch, as users send touch-enabled, animated messages to each other in addition to simple text and pictures. For example, a QQ user feels a "flutter" sensation when a loved one sends her a cascade of hearts. For NOW users, when virtual gifts (for example a rocket, airplane or torpedo) are given remotely by fans, both fans and the live host can simultaneously experience associated haptics on their mobile phones. With Immersion's TouchSense technology, these sensations are rich, immersive and multi-sensory, making the conversation and interaction engaging and memorable.
"Heightening the interactive experience with tactile effects makes social media and live streaming content more meaningful," said
TouchSense Technology Enhances User Experience
TouchSense technology allows device manufacturers, content creators and software developers to design high-quality, power-efficient, tactile effects that enhance mobile device user interfaces, apps and entertainment content. Immersion's TouchSense software includes haptic software and design framework, integration tools, reference guides, and UX design services and support. More information on TouchSense technology can be found at www.immersion.com.
Immersion Demonstrates Haptics at NOW Live Event and QQ JOY
Immersion and Tencent first demonstrated their technical cooperation at "Now & Future," the
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