Microsoft’s Gestures Beta app now available for Lumia Windows Phones
Microsoft has launched a new and useful app for Lumia Windows Phone called Gestures Beta this week. This is an app that will allow users to control some of the phone functions without physically touching the screen.
The app will support four gestures at launch, listed below, aiming to easily control the phone call functionality of your device. It will also allow users to choose and turn on individual gestures, and you can see these features in action in the video which follows.
- Answer a call by picking up your phone and putting it to you ear
- Mute your mic during a call by placing the phone on a flat surface with the display facing down
- Put the call on speaker by placing the phone on a flat surface with the display facing up
- Silence incoming call ringer by flipping phone display down
The Gestures Beta app can now be downloaded onto Lumia Windows Phone devices, though Microsoft does warn that the Lumia 530, Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 will have “limited functionality”. With the app in its beta stage, we also expect to find some bugs and lots of room for improvement. The features are not breathtakingly innovative as we have definitely seen similar apps to this before. Nevertheless, it would be a nice addition for Lumia Windows Phone users, and the firm is most likely to continue to add extra gestures in the future.