N9 Apps #4: My Moves

When Nokia removed the home button and implemented the swipe gesture to control the N9 (and outsimplified the iPhone in the process) it was only a matter of time before the community developed things that also used gestures. One of the most intriguing thus far has been the ability to open the gallery without actually touching the device, instead it uses the proximity sensor to register the gesture. But something else also hit the Nokia Store, called My Moves.

This app utilises the N9’s ability to register gestures as commands to do various things. For example, you can set it so that swiping up, down, left, right, zig-zag or diagonally does certain things. You can swipe down to compose a new message without opening the messaging app, or make a phone call, launch other apps and so on, from wherever you are in the phone without having to scroll through the homescreen to find the app you’re looking for. It’s a simple idea with flawless execution, and gives the inkling that this is the future of interactions with our mobile devices.