Time is money is a phrase often used by those people who seem to be in a hurry. Thanks to high-speed Internet and smartphones getting information and navigating through the world has become an almost instantaneous thing. As smartphones continue to become ingrained in our everyday lives, being able to access apps, photos or settings instantaneously will become a necessity for some as well.
Luckily, for those folks who need information in a moment’s notice, Quantum Interface is working on an Android launcher that will allow users to access their most used apps and settings at the touch of a finger. Rather than have static menus, QiLaunch allows users to touch a designated spot on their touchscreens to launch a menu. In that menu is a series of secondary menus and app choices, allowing users to move through these items with just a few swipes.
To make the launcher quick, QiLaunch incorporates the Spread module of Qi’s interface architecture platform and if you’re curious as to how that works we have the video for you below giving you a bit of insight as to how it all works.
Right now, the app is unavailable but will launch later today in a closed beta, but if you’re wanting to give it a whirl you can do so by going to QuantumInterface.com/beta when it becomes available. Quantum Interface also plans on making the UI available for manufacturers that want to use it in their future devices as well, but there isn’t an ETA for when the company will do that. For those who like that sort of thing, we have the full press release for you below.
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FULL PRESS RELEASE
Quantum Interface Releases Fastest Mobile Launcher for Android Devices, Uniquely Powered by Motion
QiLaunch beta version now available to provide speedier and easier access to your content
Austin, TX – July 20, 2015 – – Empowering consumers to zip to desired content on more of their devices, Quantum Interface (Qi) is expanding its motion-based interface architecture, implementing the technology in a launcher for Android smartphones and tablets. This new launcher utilizes the “Spread” module of Qi’s unique motion-based interface architecture platform. The Spread module instantly reveals multiple levels of menus with just one touch.
This is the second of eight modules in the Qi Interface Architecture suite to be launched by the company. All modules are designed to be responsive to motion and predictive as to user intent.
Fresh off the recent, well-received beta release of the smartwatch launcher app that implements the Qi “Carousel” module, the software development and technology design company is bringing similar speed and ease to Android users on their everyday smartphones and tablets. With expandable, scrollable radial menus, the QiLaunch app completely changes the way users interact with and navigate content on their devices. Multilevel radial menus can be viewed and accessed immediately with minimal movement or effort. With a simple touch of a finger, users can navigate mobile menus and content easier and faster than any other type of interface.
See Video: http://youtu.be/HC4WVBUALFM
“When the iPod click wheel came out years ago, people were mesmerized by the functionality and unique experience. Similarly, our technology marries fun and elegance in a way that makes you want to keep using it and never go back to the old, clunky way. The next era in natural user interfaces has arrived,” said Kevin Fiur, Executive Vice President of Quantum Interface.
With QiLaunch, menus are no longer static; rather the user places a finger anywhere they designate on a touchscreen to launch a menu that is significantly faster and immensely easier than other interfaces. When the user’s finger moves toward a menu selection, the technology infers the choice and literally moves toward the user dynamically, revealing secondary menus and choices.
“Ninety-percent of the time we spend on technology is useless. There is nothing more frustrating than trying to access something on your phone or tablet and having to tap, lift up, tap again, and swipe multiple times to find it or get to it. This is a slow and outdated way to navigate, and extremely inefficient and distracting from the task at hand,” said Quantum Interface founder and CTO Jonathan Josephson. “Our revolutionary interface provides a more immersive experience, presents key information the user wants and is exponentially faster than any other navigation interface now in use.”
QiLaunch Showcases Second of Eight Motion-Based Interfaces
QiLaunch incorporates the Spread module of Qi’s interface architecture platform. Specializing in making every interaction as fast as possible, Qi’s complement of eight different motion-based modules are applicable for a broad range of applications, from mobile and wearables to augmented and virtual reality, IoT, smart TVs, and connected automobiles. Users access the interfaces with a finger on a touchpad, by naturally moving their fingers or hands in space or using their eyes with a car’s IVI or heads-up display or under a VR hood. Qi plans to combine aspects of each module in its software development kit (SDK).
The QiLaunch Android mobile app is now available in a private beta. To apply, visit QuantumInterface.com/qilaunch. The interface will also soon be available to manufacturers wanting to build the Qi interface into their next-generation devices.
About Quantum Interface (www.quantuminterface.com)
Quantum Interface has created the fastest UI platform available for interacting with wearables, mobile devices, virtual/augmented reality devices and connected automobiles. Its revolutionary interface software improves the user experience and includes unique, responsive, exponentially faster experiences for scrolling, navigating and selecting options and managing content on all devices. Designed to be universal, the Qi predictive motion interface works with almost any type of device, regardless of the sensors installed or type of touch or touchless environment, and can be added to any application or operating system. The motion engine is ready for implementation through its apps and SDK. The company is based in Austin, Texas.