The ability to drag and drop files between different touchscreens used to only exist within the realm of futuristic Sci-Fi movies, but now, Swyp Technology makes it the stuff of real life.
An intuitive concept, this technology was created by MIT developers and has made it possible to use physical swipe gestures to exchange files between devices (specifically, iPhones and iPads). Without having to go through procedures like Dropbox or e-mail that have come to be slow and cumbersome by today’s standards, the interface grants easy share abilities as files are transposed from one screen to another. What's especially attractive about this new development is that there is no need for additional technology -- all the parts required to create the magic of Swyp are already built into the devices to begin with -- they are solely being leveraged in a different way. The technology is available for iOS and LuminAR.
Swyp is still in the developmental stages, and is hoping that other developers will hop onto the project and convert it to a more accessible app form.
Swyp Technology Allows Files to be Dragged and Dropped
1. Touchscreen File Sharing - Innovative apps like Swyp are changing the way we transfer files, creating opportunities for faster, more intuitive experiences.
2. Gesture-based File Exchange - As touchscreens continue to dominate our digital lives, there's room for more intuitive gestures like Swyp's swipe and drag features to replace traditional file transfer methods.
3. Device-to-device File Sharing - As Swyp shows, there's room for other apps to explore seamless, direct file sharing between devices without the need for intermediaries like email or cloud storage services.
1. Mobile Technology - Swyp's innovation in touchscreen file sharing has the potential to disrupt the mobile app market and transform the way we transfer files on our devices.
2. Productivity Software - Swyp has the potential to shake up traditional productivity software by offering a faster, more intuitive way to share files between devices.
3. Cloud Storage - The direct device-to-device file sharing offered by Swyp could threaten the dominance of cloud storage services like Dropbox, presenting a challenge but also an opportunity for the industry to innovate.