Samsung has a series of available air gestures. These include Quick Glance, Air Jump, Air Move, Air Call-Accept and more. While neat to see and neat to use, the obvious catch is that you will need to have a Samsung device in order to actually use any of those gestures. But with that in mind, it looks like a new app has brought some Samsung-like air gestures to other devices.
The app is called Hovering Controls and is currently available only by way of the xda-developers forums. The apk file is available for download and perhaps more important -- for those running Android 2.2 or later. Anyway, the app appears to still be in early days and is currently sitting at v1.2.
Some of the features include being able to open an app with a hand gesture, play/pause/skip while listening to music, mute an alarm or ringing phone and more. Tapping Menu -> Test Sensors brings the option to test those hand slides. Otherwise, the app itself is fairly simple to navigate.
The app launches to the main screen which offers options to start and stop the app as well as turn on Hover Hold, Target Mode, Carousel Mode and the Slide Twice options. These are all turned on by a single tap and from that point you would hit the Set button to configure the app. Once the apps are picked it is just a matter of testing and making sure things are working as expected.
The Hovering Controls app also has a widget that will start and stop the app. With that in mind, as mentioned earlier, this seems to be early days for the app. It seemed to install, run and work just fine on our test device however some pieces are still missing. One example is the settings, you will see them in the Menu option but a click brings up nothing. Bottom line though, the Hovering Controls app is available for free (and in active development) and for those two reasons, it seems like one that may be worth checking out.