Multitouch technology on smartphones and tablets brought us a more intuitive handling of apps on small devices, which we generally used to operate individually, just by ourselves. But the door to the next evolutionary stage has already opened: For the first time it has become possible to operate interactive applications parallely, simultaneously and collectively on bigger touchscreens for professional use. We call this multiuser software technology.
In the future on large touchscreen tables, terminals or video walls we will create a style guide with friends in a fashion store, plan our holidays interactively with the family in a travel agency, choose the individual toppings for our pizza in a restaurant – or draw up mind maps, collages or plans together with our colleagues at work. All void of additional input devices like mouse or keyboard, together with any number of users, simultaneously using the same software on the same display.