This is where Immersion got its start in the PC and Console gaming industry. Immersion technology started in the first force-feedback joystick, force-feedback racing wheel and then all rumblepads. Every Microsoft, Sony and Logitech force-feedback device uses Immersion Haptic technology. And now we’ve brought this technology to mobile devices through our partners Samsung, LG, Nokia, Toshiba, Pantech, Fujitsu and others. Immersion Haptic technology has shipped in literally billions of devices from gaming to mobile to automotive and medical applications.
This last bullet feature is important for game action like racing games that need to increase/decrease vibe magnitude based on in-game acceleration/deceleration, or vary the frequency of vibe pulses as vehicles move from smooth roads to off-road environments. So, imagine the car slowing down or speeding up off-road and also having the bumps (vibe pulsing) so slowing down or speeding up to match the experience. So, the vibration is only happening as part of the game design, not on all the time.
Immersion provides Android developers with a Universal Haptic Layer (UHL) that includes a library of 124 prebuilt haptic effects. You can also use Immersion’s MOTIV Studio to easily create your own custom haptic effects. MOTIV Studio works in tandem with MOTIV Bridge to allow you to test effects on an Android device.
This application also shows you the code needed for playback within your application when you sample an effect in this app.
Immersion is looking to build a wall of devices as well as a wall of applications for Mobile World Congress. We would like to add more application demos to our devices as well as showcase to our OEM partners for potential bundling opportunities. We are getting more and more demand for haptic applications in the market place and from our partners. Developers can contact us through the MOTIVdev@immersion.com if they have a cool Haptic app to tell us about.
These are some but not all the various activities and co-marketing efforts Immersion is willing to invest in compelling applications. We make a lot of effort to showcase new and exciting applications from developers.