Today Synaptics announced beta availability for Scrybe gesture workflows, the next generation advancement in TouchPad-based interfaces for PCs.
Scrybe leverages finger movements to create fluid gesture shortcuts intended to boost productivity and efficiency by getting more work done with fewer steps.
Scrybe delivers a powerful gesture engine to PC manufacturers who want to utilize the latest gesture technology to enhance the overall user experience.
Scrybe, part of the newest Synaptics Gesture Suite (SGS) 9.4, allows PC OEMs and end users to personalize gestures to link task oriented workflows for Internet, media, entertainment and productivity applications that result in a more efficient, productive and fun user experience.
Scrybe also introduces customizable gesture symbols for communicating with a PC that enable users to perform complex tasks using the TouchPad alone. For example, selecting a word or phrase by double-tapping and then tracing the “?” symbol can automatically launch the browser and perform an immediate directed search for the selected word or phrase. This advanced gesture feature provides faster results and eliminates typographical errors. The personalized gesture suite can be used to run presentations or enjoy digital media, provide controls for play, pause, previous and next commands and to advance through music lists, photos and more. A user can also use the personalized gesture suite to rotate, crop, tag, rate and enhance images, as well as perform Windows system functions; all without ever lifting a hand from the TouchPad.
You can try Scrybe yourself now at this site.
Synaptics is also demonstrating a cool touchscreen smartphone concept dubbed Synaptics Fuse at the CES 2010.