Just over three years ago a company called Bumptop set out on it’s goal to turn PC and Mac desktops into 3d, multi-touch works spaces. Since then the company has only seen success. In 2007 the company’s founder Anand Agarawala was invited to do a talk on TED where he made a demonstration of their prototyped 3d desktop experience. This is when BumpTop took the world of technology by surprise and evidently, Google took a keen interest.
Three years latter; Google’s finally comes in. They have acquired the company for an undisclosed amount, even so this isn’t what we’re excited about. Rather we are excited about what Google is planning to do with this new technology. Rumours are stirrings on the possibility of Google integrating this 3d technology into either Chrome OS or Android OS (maybe even both).
Yet again this is an interesting development in regard to the much rumoured Chrome OS and Android tablets which Google is supposedly working on right now. Nevertheless there is one thing certain; a technology such as 3d desktop can only be applied to an operating system of some sort; hence it does not take much faith to believe that Google will be hitching these capabilities onto their OS’s in the near future.
To read the press statement from BumpTop or to try out their 3d desktop experience on you Mac on PC (before downloads are closed) visit them here.