Android UI: now in stereoscopic 3D, thanks to Rightware
It is a well known fact that in order for a device to stand a chance of doing well in the market, both its underlying hardware and software must be a perfect match for each other. Similarly, that concept can also be applied to smartphones. After all, of what use is a 3D-capable smartphone if it does not have a 3D-capable UI for the user to take advantage of?
Smartphones. We all love them, don't we? After all, no other device on the market today offers users the luxury of being able to experience the 'full web' from the luxury of a highly portable device such as a mobile phone while on the move. And as we all know, the Internet is just that indispensable to our lives today, especially when searching for Facebook and Twitter updates about how your best friend's friend's neighbour's son's pet dog just celebrated its first birthday while on the bus makes for more important information than that email from the supervisor screaming down your neck over a missed deadline.
Of course, it goes without saying that any device which is marked for consumer usage will often find itself getting its guts routinely upgraded every few months so that trend followers can justify breaking their piggy banks for new products with 'upgraded hardware and features'. And with OEMs keen to hop on the 3D bandwagon, it should come as no surprise that smartphones featuring stereoscopic 3D displays are starting to make their entrance in the market. But why stop at 3D displays when you can have a fully functional 3D interface to go along with the package?
Apparently, it seems that a company known as Rightware has managed to produce an actual 3D user interface for the mobile Android operating system used in the majority of smartphones and tablets today. According to an article by Ubergizmo, Rightware's 3D stereoscopic user interface or Spectrum UI is based of the compan's own Kanzi UI, which is "a platform for displaying complex 3D UIs on mobile devices".
And since attempting to describe a 3D user interface with words alone does not do the product any justice, we have included a short video which demonstrates the capabilities and visual appeal of the Spectrum UI.
Looks great, doesn't it?