Announcing the LenovoDev Multi-Touch Multi-Hack Hackathon

March 15, 2016 10:00 AM | Posted By: Krista Summitt

 

There are lots of ways we humans connect with five fingers:  Dap. Fist-bump. Thumb-wrestle. Hug it OUT. Grip up. Low five. (Even secret handshakes)

Now, LenovoDev is offering Windows developers a way to connect with all 10 fingers and win.

Today we’re kicking off the Multi-Touch Multi-Hack, online hackathon to build apps with Lenovo’s multi-user, multi-touch (MUMT) SDK. And, for the first time, our competition is powered by DevPost, the best place to showcase your software projects, connect with other hackers, and win hackathons. 

.Lenovo’s YOGA Home MUMT platform lets you use all ten fingers to interact with a tablet or PC touchscreen, and allows multiple users to interact with the same device simultaneously. There are $25,000 in cash prizes up for grabs, along with Lenovo PCs and tablets, and promotion for your app across Lenovo’s dev and marketing channels.

Why is MUMT technology worth checking out?

Platforms that allow us to act & react in a way that’s organic to our biological form and function are driving human-computer interaction design. The YOGA Home SDK lets people use their hands in a natural, intuitive way to interact with a touchscreen. So instead of the limited repertoire of gestures we’re accustomed to — often just tap, swipe, and drag — with MUMT, you can use your whole hand (or both) to give instructions to your device. Rotate, pinch, zoom, spin, wave, palm swipe, do-si-do, finger moonwalk — Lenovo’s interface will respond accordingly, and to multiple inputs at the same time. It also accepts whatever orientation you want to assign it, so you can interact with the screen from any angle.

You have until June 14 to build a Windows app using 10-finger touch that creates a new, collaborative educational or entertainment experience on the Lenovo YOGA Home. The grand prize winner gets $10K, plus a meeting w/ Lenovo’s biz dev team to discuss promotional opportunities.

Put it right there — start experimenting with MUMT @ multitouch.devpost.com. Your next code win is at the tip of your fingers.

 


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