Gesture Plus – An App to Control Phone using Gestures

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Gesture Plus is an application categorized under “Tools” in the Google play store. This application is developed by Jawomo. and has content applicable to individuals aged 3+. It is compatible with android version 7.0 and above and was recently updated on February 5, 2020. The current version of the app is 1.08 and the size of the application is 6.0MB. It is available in Google Play and it has in app purchases that range from ₹150.00 per item that further enhances the user experience. This application has more than 10,000 installs and has been reviewed by more than 200 users giving it a 3.4 rating in the Google play store.

Gesture Plus provides users with the ability to use their smartphones with just one tap ie; with the help of navigation gestures. With the help of gestures, users will be able to mute, take screenshots, control volumes and various other features with just a simple click. This application eliminates the requirement of button presses for different activities. You just have to take your smartphone out and use gestures instead of swipes.

Gesture Plus does not hamper your device’s performance and assures no lag with a smooth interface, the application supports single taps as well as long taps. Users will not be disturbed by annoying advertisements. Also, the gesture navigation bar is totally customizable.

Some of the features of Gesture Plus include launching an application with a shortcut, usage of  soft keys like back home, recent apps expanding the status bar for notifications or quick settings, adjusting brightness or media volume, ability to scroll faster, toggle split screens to switch between different applications faster and 35 other different actions.

You can launch Google Assistant, camera or any other application with just a simple gesture. Some of the multiple gestures include Bottom left, right, center, left, top, right, center etc. Some of the available actions also include  launching Google Assistant, Back, Home, Menu, Kill App, Last App, Open notifications, Open power dialog, Recent apps, Open quick settings, Toggle split screen, Toggle auto rotation, Toggle navigation bar, Launch apps, Launch shortcuts, taking screenshots, Play/Pause the current music track.

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Users can fully customize the application according to their requirements, customize the navigation button so that any app they want can be launched in just a simple click from the gesture navigation bar. The navigation bar can also be customized for its thickness, length and position.

The useful features of Gesture Plus removes the necessity of users to purchase a new phone or wait for next android update just to feel the touch of the new navigation controls that comes with new devices. Gesture Plus currently does not support Huawei devices and on Samsung devices, one can disable the back navigation gestures on screen edge.

Overall this is a disruptive app and it is in its early stages. The ability to control the phone without actually swiping is something amazing in itself. Very soon this will be the new norm.