Google acquired Flutter a hand gesture interface startup. The news was first reported on The Next Web they says about Flutter that “If you’re not familiar with the Flutter brand, you’re probably aware of its service — it has a popular Mac application and describes itself as “Kinect for OS X” whereby it uses hand gestures to detect movement using the built-in webcam in devices to help control music and movies. It can control navigation for iTunes, Spotify, Windows Media Player, and Winamp.
Flutter team announced about their acquisition on their website that “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. Today, we are thrilled to announce that we will be continuing our research at Google. ”
Terms of the deal were not disclosed so far but trusted resources reports that the price was may be around $40 million.