Two dazzling innovations we’re pretty enthused about have melded, as Flowboard becomes one of the first apps to integrateLeap Motion into its Mac platform.
As Flowboard CEO Brent Brookler demonstrates in the clip above, anyone with an $80 Leap Motion sensor can now navigate through Flowboard via gestures. While it’s not as cool as, say, using motion to trot the virtual globe, it’s still pretty neat, and yet another new feature for Flowboard, which seems to be adding updates and improvements at a brisk pace since it debuted in April.
Leap Motion is only integrated with the Mac version of Flowboard, which is just a viewer, and can’t create publication like the Flowboard iPad app can; Brookler says that may change as the outfit is considering bringing the publishing aspect to the Mac as well.
The Flowboard Mac viewer with Leap Motion control can be downloaded here.
When he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.