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Open-source multi-touch: Touché

multitouch open source toucheDust off that FTIR table you've got down in the basement and fire up your internets to play with Touché, an open-source multi-touch tracking environment for Leopard. You too can have a giant iPhone-like interface in your own den.

That's right, no more calling up Perceptive Pixel with (emotional) support questions or fretting over when Surface will invade your Motel 6 with a Blue Screen of Touchy Death. Touché is free, just like a number of other apps from Georg Kaindl. Said FTIR table, however, is slightly less than free. But once you've got a table, a Mac running Leopard and some functional digits, you're ready to rock multi-touch style.

Other apps from Georg that may tickle your fancy include:
  • AppUpdate, a Dashboard widget that checks for updates using MacUpdate and VersionTracker and Apple's software directory. We covered it back in 2006.
  • WidgetUpdate does the same thing but for widgets (shocking, I know). We covered this back in 2005.
  • VoodooPhone, a plugin for VoodooPad for viewing those notes on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
Enjoy!

Dust off that FTIR table you've got down in the basement and fire up your internets to play with Touché, an open-source multi-touch...