The mobile app Let’s Touch allows people to communicate with eachother in a new way. Calling, texting and chatting are all considered normal ways of communicating. But what if we could communicate by ‘touching’ eachother using the screen on a smartphone?

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The dutch company Let’s Touch has recently released an app (going by the same name) that makes this possible. The original creator, Rik Veldhuizen, got the idea for such an app during one of his business trips. Besides calling and texting, he was looking for a new, personal and fun way to communicate with his family at home. This was the beginning of the Let’s Touch application, now available in app stores worldwide for both iOS and Android.

Simply put, the apps works as follows: after you have installed the app, you invite somebody else (for example your partner) to install the app as well (which can easily be done using a built-in text message).

You can then send this person a touch request, that will come in through a notification. Once you accept the touch, something wonderful happens…



How does it work?

As soon as you touch the screen, a fingerprint appears and you feel a vibration when your fingerprints make contact. This vibration is combined with moving sparkles and of course the sound of the vibration. This is the so-called touching. But Let’s Touch allows you to do more than ‘just’ having the ability to touch. Through a simple menu, emoticons and melodies can be shared, a game can be played together and pictures can be created and shared instantly.

Furthermore, it is possible to draw together in real-time. Finally, when the other person does not respond to a touch invitation, you can ‘leave a touch’ by having your touch-actions recorded and sent as a so-called touchmail.

Let’s Touch is a free application. At the moment, a facebook account is required to login (additional login ways will be introduces in a future version). In the near future, the application will be expanded with new content such as stickers, additional games, ao.

More information can be found on the website or and the app is available in the Apple and Google app stores.

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