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April 30th, 2021  |  By Interhaptics

Enhance player immersion with Haptics for iOS and Android Games using Interhaptics for Mobile

Interhaptics now supports haptics for mobile and augmented reality (AR)! It gives you the tools to design incredible haptic feedback for smartphones. Enhance players’ immersion by creating and refining haptic feedback for iOS and Android apps.

Haptic feedback, the next step for user immersion

In 2020, there were 3.6 billion smartphone users worldwide (Statista). The latest advances in haptics technology included in smartphones open an incredible range of possibilities for user experience (UX) in mobile games.

By empowering mobile apps with haptics and haptic feedback, user attention and engagement significantly increases. To find out more about how haptics can change the user experience (UX) in mobile gaming apps, read this article.

When we think about haptic feedback, the first thing that comes into our minds is vibration. However, with Interhaptics, it is more than that. You can create other perceptions or feelings, for instance, texture and stiffness.

Design once and deploy for both Android & iOS applications

Developing haptics for Android and iOS devices is vastly different. Existing development tools are vertical for the OS (Operating System).

Therefore, it requires separate development to create apps for both iOS and Android. Now, thanks to Interhaptics for Mobile and Augmented Reality (AR), this chore is firmly in the past.

Interhaptics interfaces with iOS and Android for you, creating the best experience the device can deliver on each platform. Design and implement your creation once, deploy it everywhere.

How Interhaptics for Mobile works

Interhaptics for Mobile and Augmented Reality (AR) lets you design haptic feedback for smartphone applications for both iOS and Android. Without any coding, instantly enhance your mobile augmented reality (AR) app and mobile games with haptics, resulting in experiences that immerse users and keep them engaged.

All you have to do is download the Interhaptics for Mobile Packages, install the Interhaptics suite on your computer, and download the Interhaptics Player App onto your phone.

Test and share your haptics with the Interhaptics Player

Download for iOS

Download for Android

Natively Integrated into Unity 3D

More than 50 % of worldwide mobile games and augmented reality experiences are built with Unity. This platform became the epitome of rapid development for mobile gamers. For this reason, Interhaptics is natively integrated with Unity. Interhaptics includes a Unity plugin with a solid event management system for smartphone haptics to streamline your development.

We have multiple tutorials and design courses on creating haptics experiences for you to apply to mobile development. Haptics will no longer be a pain but a great opportunity that unlocks the potential of your mobile game!

Experience haptics on mobile games

Interhaptics is also launching its Haptic Mobile Games Demonstrator. The demonstrator comprises five different examples of mini-games where you can use the Interhaptics for Mobile Packages to add haptics to your smartphone applications, including four different cases where using tactile feedback improves the user experience. You can test them to get an overview of what you can do with Interhaptics for Mobile and Augmented Reality (AR).

What is Interhaptics?

Interhaptics is a software company that specializes in haptics. Interhaptics provides hand interactions and haptic feedback development and deployment tools for extended reality and mobile applications.

Interhaptics’ mission is to enable the growth of a scalable haptics ecosystem. Interhaptics strives to deliver top-notch development tools for the XR, mobile, and console developer community and the interoperability of haptics-enabled content across any haptics-enabled platform.

We cannot wait to see all your amazing haptics mobile gaming projects created with Interhaptics for Mobile and Augmented Reality (AR). If you would like to collaborate with Interhaptics to develop mobile gaming apps, you can contact us directly here.

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