Immersion Announces MOTIV™ Development Platform for Android
Immersion's MOTIV™ Development Platform for Android delivers next-generation haptic effects to device manufacturers and application developers through automated tools
"Immersion is focused on delivering high-definition haptic experiences to consumers by creating solutions that address the system-level challenges in designing haptics into a mobile interface," said
The MOTIV Development Platform is comprised of two key elements, the MOTIV Integrator for OEMs and the MOTIV SDK for application developers:
The MOTIV Integrator offers a unique set of modules that provide build-time integration options for OEMs that automatically inject haptics into the Android UI and applications, providing an easy way to customize the overall tactile feel of the device. MOTIV works in conjunction with Immersion's TouchSense® technology, which has created crisp and realistic haptic effects in hundreds of millions of mobile phones to date. Features of MOTIV Integrator include:
- UI Module: Integrates haptics into the Android OS user interface within a matter of minutes, eliminating engineering cycles while creating a superior user experience. UI Module inserts haptics into Android's user interface through its view and notification frameworks, creating a consistent user experience throughout the mobile device, both in the UI as well as downloaded applications which use the view and notification framework.
- Theme Manager Module: Allows OEMs to select from a list of haptic themes that can be applied to the Android OS and applications. Themes range in levels of intensity and personality, creating a distinct and differentiated mobile experience for consumers. Once installed by the OEM, themes can be adjusted via the device settings, offering consumers a variety of theme options to further customize their device.
- Reverb Module: For applications not optimized for haptics by developers using the MOTIV SDK, OEMs can install the Reverb Module, which automatically incorporates haptic feedback into applications by translating audio data into effects. Examples of applications that benefit from the Reverb Module include video and music playback enhanced by the sense of the music thumping reminiscent of a subwoofer effect, or a downloaded first person shooter game where the users feel the explosions and game play in their hands.
Expected to be available to application developers in
"Nearly 90% of respondents from our recent consumer testing indicated that they would want high-definition haptics in their next mobile device, illustrating a clear preference for mobile devices with haptics and a phenomenal response to haptic-enabled applications," explains
Immersion's technology is always best experienced in person. Immersion will be demonstrating the capabilities of the MOTIV Development Platform at
The MOTIV Integrator for OEMs is available today. Please contact your Immersion sales representative, or email Immersion at MOTIV@immersion.com for more information.
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