Flutter was a gesture recognition program developed by Navneet Dalal and Mehul Nariyawala in 2010 it has been 2 years since then and now Google has decided to take this app a step forward by acquiring it for 40million USD. When starting this project the founders wanted to eleminate remotes, keyboards and even mouse by to making a gesture control program, in which you can control your computer, at least movies and musics via making gestures from your hands in front for a webcam. The app is available for free on the flutter website for windows 7+ and also on Mac app store. the CEO Navneet Dalal said on the website:
“When we started three years ago, our dream to build a ubiquitous and power-efficient gesture recognition technology was considered by many as just “a dream”, not a real possibility. Since then, we have strived to build the best machine vision algorithms and a delightful user experience.
Even after we launched our first app, we didn’t stop our research; your enthusiasm and support pushed us to continue to do better. We’re inspired everyday when we hear, for example, that Flutter makes you feel like a superhero — because any sufficiently advanced technology should be indistinguishable from magic, right?
Today, we are thrilled to announce that we will be continuing our research at Google. We share Google’s passion for 10x thinking, and we’re excited to add their rocket fuel to our journey.
We’d like to extend a special thank you to all of our users; your feedback and evangelism inspire us every day. Flutter users will be able to continue to use the app, and stay tuned for future updates.”
The boys Dalal and Nariyawala live in Silicon Valley; Navneet Dalal did his enginnering from a college in Delhi, India. I hope indians will keep developing such programs and there dominating the IT industry in such way will never end.