The coolest thing about the Microsoft Kinect is that it makes your feel like a freaking Jedi. Controlling a device by moving your hands or feet is ridiculously awesome when the technology works. Apple has been slow to jump on the motion control bandwagon, but that’s not stopping some clever developers from taking advantage of Apple’s built-in webcams and implementing their own crazy motion control technology. Enter Flutter – the new OS X app that lets you control all of your music without having to ever click a mouse.
Flutter is a free, lightweight Mac app that uses your iMac or MacBook’s built-in webcam to capture motion commands that will play or pause music in iTunes or Spotify while you’re busy working in other apps. The app circumvents the need to multitask over to your music apps to pause your beats when you get a call or need some silence to go into extra-concentration mode.
Will the app actually save you time by making you wave your hand rather than clicking your finger twice? We’re not sure, but who cares! Now you can feel like a Jedi while you’re plugging away at your Mac. Getting to wave my hand in front of the camera while saying something like “You will stop playing my music,” is the coolest nerdy thing I’ve done all day.
The app is currently in alpha and only supports one gesture, but hopefully once it gets going it’ll be able to support a multitude of hand waving gestures so I can force choke Pitbull every time his songs accidentally appear in my playlists.
[via The Next Web]