Google releases Soli Sandbox app on Play Store, not available in Canada

Google wants to make Soli more broadly available

Google has dropped a new Soli Sandbox app in the Play Store that aims to help create new experiences based on the Pixel 4’s radar technology. 

With this app, Google wants to make Soli more broadly available and connect web prototypes to Soli Pixel 4 gestures.

This app isn’t for regular consumers, but if you download the Soli Sandbox, it does let you try out its Soli interactions. The app has four gestures with an experience that helps you learn how to use it.

If you use the app in fullscreen, it shows a console log with the different interactions you’ve performed. There are other on-device files you can access on fullscreen, including the following:

  • Try Soli interactions
  • Circular Trials
  • Rigged Riley
  • Topple Towers

There’s also a Soli Sandbox Manual on Docs that’s available for developers alongside as a sample project. This may not seem like a lot to most consumers, but it’s a step in the right direction towards getting developers to produce apps with gesture interactions.

Strangely, the Soli Sandbox app isn’t available in Canada even though the radar technology is.

Back in March, Google dropped a new air tap gesture for Soli that lets users play and pause.

Source: 9to5Google