GestureWorks 2.0 Multitouch Software Framework Now With Over 200 Built-In Gestures

Dec 09, 2010, 15:00 ET from Ideum

CORRALES, N.M., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ideum - a multitouch software and hardware development firm - has announced a major update to the world's most advanced multitouch authoring solution. GestureWorks 2.0 now has built-in support for over 200 hundred gestures.

The GestureWorks software environment provides a simplified and standardized approach to multitouch application development in Adobe Flash and Adobe Flex. ActionScript developers can associate gestures with objects and layers as simply as mouse events are handled.

GestureWorks provides everything Flash and Flex ActionScript 3 developers need to author multitouch applications. A built-in simulator allows developers to test their applications from within the Flash environment.

Along with support for over 200 gestures, the software has an open source Gesture Library that is fully extensible; gestures can be added, dropped or modified. Gestures can be mapped for multitouch or dual touch systems and customized for any number of touch points in a system.

Support for additional software components is now standard in GestureWorks 2.0.  A free collection of user interface and media handling modules and templates from the Open Exhibits software initiative is fully compatible with GestureWorks 2.0. Developers can now plug-in an onscreen keyboard, or images from Flickr and videos from YouTube, or even add a multitouch-enabled Google Map.  All module elements can be rotated, dragged, and zoomed.

"GestureWorks 2.0 provides a major step forward for multitouch authoring as it standardizes and simplifies development.  The addition of Open Exhibits makes authoring even easier. This community-based approach provides new options for rapid development," said Jim Spadaccini, the Director of Ideum.

GestureWorks can be used to author applications for any multitouch system that support Windows 7. In addition, GestureWorks built applications also work with any hardware such as multitouch tables that supports TUIO events.

GestureWorks 2.0 is available for Mac and Windows for $249, a free trial is available at:

A free downloadable poster showing all of the supported gestures is also available on the site.

Open Exhibits free components and core software is available at:

Along with developing GestureWorks software and the MT-50 multitouch table, Ideum has developed computer-based exhibits and installations for museums across the globe. Ideum is a leader in multitouch technology and has won numerous industry awards over the years.  To learn more, visit


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