Google Acquires Gesture Recognition Company Flutter

Posted Oct 3, 2013

Google has acquired a gesture recognition company called Flutter.  Flutter lets users control music and movies by waving their hands in front of desktops.  Flutter has designed applications for Mac and Windows machines that allows users to control iTunes and Quicktime by using gestures.

“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?,” stated Flutter chief executive officer Navneet Dalal.  “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.”

The Flutter team will be joining Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California.  The Flutter app will remain operational.  The app is also supported on the Chrome browser through an extension for controlling YouTube, Netflix, Grooveshark, and Pandora.