It’s interesting to see how big tech companies are constantly acquiring tech startups so they can give their users a greater experience and more features in existing products, last month, Google acquired Bump and now, Google has just acquired another startup called Flutter. Flutter is an app that allows users to control their music and movies using gestures captured via the webcam on a PC or Mac. It has been around for 3 years and is compatible with quite a number of apps including iTunes, Spotify, Quicktime, VLC, Chrome and more.
There’s no saying what Google plans to do with its new acquisition, will they put gesture control in their Android software, giving some Samsung Air Gesture-like controls by default? Maybe they have bigger plans with Flutter to implement on their Google Glass but the best example given by Engadget is that they may put their 2011 April Fool’s joke into a reality – Gmail Motion that allows you to use motion to use your Gmail from opening to sending out an email.
I guess all we can do now is sit and wait to see what comes out of this acquisition. Meanwhile if you’re intrigued by what Flutter does, it’s still available for download at Flutter’s page so go ahead and install it on your PC or Mac now.