Jun 22 AT 11:26 AM Taylor Wimberly 10 Comments

Gesture Controls Come To Android With Open Gesture

We have seen several home replacement apps for Android that added new features, but nothing as radically different as Open Gesture.  Hollowire is currently beta testing a new app that allows you to launch shortcuts by drawing letters, numbers, and pictures.  Simply record the gesture control and assign it a shortcut, then you can quickly access any application or contact from your home screen.

A similar character recognition feature is planned for the next version of Android, code named Donut.  It could be months before we see that update, but you can sign up for the Open Gesture beta today.  Visit Hollowire’s site and enter your email for a chance to participate in the private beta.

To get a better feel for Open Gesture, watch the following video of the beta version.

Launch applications and contacts by drawing on your screen.

Launch applications and contacts by drawing on your home screen.

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  2. monsieurgrand02Guest 6 years ago

    Very cool concept! But why does it have to be part of a home replacement? Why can’t it be a stand-alone application?

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  6. Kyle L.Guest 6 years ago

    A widget would be perfect,

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  8. pixel8edGuest 6 years ago

    I’ve been Open Gesture the past couple of days and it appears a great app. It doesn’t get sluggish like Open Home or dxTop, and recognizes my gestures every time. A refreshing change from the other home screen replacements (save for SweeterHome).

  9. wake lulkerGuest 5 years ago

    Just installed 1.6… would’ve thought the facility for gestures would mean an app like this built in! Fantastic nontheless.

  10. putriafberianaGuest 3 years ago

    nice Articel..maybe ,gesture become future technology