GenITeam recently started a new line of business developing their own iphone apps. Their first application on the apple App Store,Â iSaidHi lets people send “moving messages” to your friends by gesturing with your iPhone. Basically if you wanted to say “hi” to your friend you could simply wave with your iphone. You could also “punch” them, “blow a kiss” or other gesture-based notifications.
The app was launched in partnership with Magnatron Kinetics.
I wasnt able to try this out myself so I’m not sure how the receiver “sees” these greetings, but Khurram had done a demo of the sender-side recently in Karachi. Although an app like this sounds pointless at first thought, when you consider the type of apps that are blockbusters on the app store right now this app isnt too far off from the target segment – its a quick, fun, cool app that’s interesting enough for someone to buy and then discard once they get over it.
But then I could be wrong – they’re targeting youth and social networks so it could even become a hip new way to communicate.
In any case its an interesting use for the iphone accelerometer.
If someone’s used the app feel free to explain out its uses a bit more. In the meantime, we’ll look forward to what else GenITeam has in its pipeline.