To celebrate Earth Day, Google Earth today announced it now supports Leap Motion as part of its desktop application (which works on PC, Mac and Linux). Google Earth has been downloaded more than 1 Billion times, and now the free and professional versions support input from Leap Motion’s innovative 3-D motion control technology.
Leap Motion’s developer community of 10,000+ will be the first able to #LeapInto Google Earth, but it will be available to any Leap Motion user when we ship soon.
We’re excited to share the news about this amazing application of our technology, as it allows for a new, more immersive experience. We also have a YouTube playlist collecting submitted videos of people (first our dev community and Leap Motion employees) sharing their #LeapInto Google Earth explorations.
Quotes from Michael Buckwald, co-founder and CEO, Leap Motion:
“Our mission at Leap Motion is to provide a fundamentally better computing experience that frees people to create and explore the digital world in new ways. Google Earth combined with Leap Motion’s 3-D, touch-free technology feels so incredibly immersive – people feel connected to the world in a new and compelling way.”
“Today, our community of more than 10,000 developers around the world are the first people able to experience Google Earth through Leap Motion. When we ship soon, we’re excited to see what new explorations people leap into.”