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Google shows off gesture-based Chrome interactions

updated 02:49 pm EDT, Thu June 28, 2012

Chrome apps show complex gesture interactivity

Google showed off motion-based interactivity for apps in its Chrome web browser today at its developer conference. The demo showed off a Cirque du Soleil Chrome app that featured complex gesture interactivity but was said to have been written using relatively simple coding. The new capability could open a range of interaction possibilities across multiple devices running Chrome..

In the demo, a presenter on stage was shown moving objects on screen and rotating three dimensional objects in space by gesturing in front of a notebook's webcam. The app responded to the presenter's motions fluidly and apparently in real-time.

Google says the motion-based interface is easy to code for, and the company showed off some of the code underlying the Cirque du Soleil app during the presentation. Google did not, though, say whether such functionality might find its way into the standard browsing experience on Chrome.

Since the functionality is built into the Chrome web browser, Google says it is scalable across any devices running Chrome. On a notebook, the browser can take advantage of the webcam; while a tablet would allow for use of the webcam, accelerometer, and compass.



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