For those users who are feeling a little tablet PC envy, Thinix has developed a touch-friendly user interface platform for Windows-based computers that allows users to launch applications with a single touch or use gestures to change between groups of applications.
Thinix Touch replaces the Windows 7 user interface with a touch-friendly shell to allow using a notebook computer without the use of a keyboard or mouse essentially duplicating the main features popularized with the Apple iPad and other touchscreen tablet PCs. Once installed, the interface lets users:
- Launch almost any local, cloud-based or virtual application with a single touch
- Use a gesture to change between groups of applications
- Multitask – Minimize applications and switch between them with the Thinix AppDock
- Rotate a screen and work effectively in portrait or landscape orientation
Users can also type and enter information using the Thinix VirtualKeyboard, which is an automatic onscreen keyboard with dynamic window sizing, notes Don Van Oort, Thinix CTO.
“Touchscreen technology is growing exponentially, and the iPad and iPhone have shown the importance of making devices easy to use and finger-friendly,” says Van Oort in a statement. “Thinix Touch not only makes it possible to use Windows based computers with a finger, it makes it fun and efficient for business and personal applications.
Integrated within Thinix Touch is Thinix TouchTools Lite, which is a powerful finger-navigable menu that allows users access to quick buttons to insert text, launch websites, or run core applications.
The user interface will also run Microsoft Office, iTunes, print documents, play videos, music and Adobe Flash, use Internet Explorer, Active-X, Facebook, Skype, Twitter, Email and more. Support is also provided for most printers, USB devices, MP3 players, iPhone/iPad and peripherals.
Plans are to deploy Thinix Touch through major device manufacturers and system integrators in consumer devices and on tablet PCs, medical computers, vehicular computers and educational products.
Last month, for example the company struck a deal with Uniguest, a provider of print, technology and specialized services for the lodging, restaurant and healthcare industries. The companies will be working together to develop selected new technology for Uniguest’s clients.
Thinix is a wholly owned subsidiary of R & D Industries, Inc. a 26-year-old technology research, development and engineering firm.