Yesterday, Quantum Interface (Qi), a software development and technology design company from Austin, TX, unveiled QiLaunch, a motion-based launcher for Android.
How is it motion-based?
It uses Qi’s “Spread” module in order to reveal levels of radial menus with just one tap of the display. When you move your finger towards one of these selections, the launcher detects which one you want and moves the menu towards you. This, then, uncovers more menus if there are any.
Here is a video of the app in action:
Words from a founder
When asked about why Quantum Interface made QiLaunch, founder and CTO Jonathan Josephson stated,
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 This is a slow and outdated way to navigate, and extremely inefficient and distracting from the task at hand. 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.
For now, the app is in a private beta. If you’d like to try it out, go here to sign-up, but be quick. The company limits the number of testers.
What do you think about this? Do you think there is room for QiLaunch in the mobile launcher market, and why?