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Open source SDK from Tap Systems


Tap Systems, Inc. has released a software developer kit (SDK), which enables the design of applicatio­ns that incorporat­e and/or include the Tap wearable and its functional­ity.

As the name suggests, the Tap wearable sits at the base of your fingers and senses finger taps as input. With Bluetooth connectivi­ty, Tap users can currently compose text, play games, point, click and scroll using just about any available surface—all this without compromisi­ng on the comfort of wearing it. “Since Tap’s inception, we’ve been contacted by everyone, from mobile game and language input developers, to folks developing for accessibil­ity use and even enterprise,” said Dovid Schick, CEO and founder of Tap Systems. “The Tap has so much potential and we are excited to share our SDK with the developer community to see what amazing applicatio­ns and uses people come up with.”

Tap gives game developers an opportunit­y to create novel game play experience­s and increase engagement by utilising the precision and diversity of its input. These games can easily be ported between mobile, console and desktop platforms, while preserving the same game interface.

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) developers can now use

Tap for eyes-free control and input for their virtual environmen­ts. Tap can also be used by language input developers to customise letters of the alphabet

Tap System’s released toolset includes SDKs for both iOS and Android, a plug-in for Unity, as well as examples of applicatio­ns and documentat­ion. The company has also released an API to enable any BLE enabled platform to interface directly with the Tap wearable.

Tap Systems has invited interested developers to be a part of the Tap developer community and get updates, news and support.

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