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Canopy Co. Now Shipping Sensus™ Touch-Sensitive iPhone® Case Developer Kits

Canopy (canopyco.com), the company behind Sensus™ (getsensus.com) — the world’s first mobile case that expands the user interface from the front screen to the sides and entire back of the iPhone® through variable pressure technology — announced today it has begun shipping dev kits to approved developers.

“We're thrilled with the development community’s response to Sensus and the opportunities for app discovery, usability, and monetization it can offer to studios of any size," said Joel Stewart, VP of Engineering for Canopy. "We’ve put this technology into the hands of developers and have seen incredible experiences emerge that will fundamentally change how the industry defines usability and interface design in mobile apps.“

Sensus is a protective case first. It has touch sensors built in that allow users to interact with apps from the back and sides of their mobile device. New "variable pressure" technology detects that a user is pushing, and to what degree of force they are pushing -- technology that adds a whole new variable and dimension to interaction with apps. Sensus expands possibilities in accessibility, gaming, productivity tools, maps, and more — the entire ecosystem of mobile applications.

Each Developer Kit includes a Sensus case for iPhone 5/5S and a Sensus software development kit (SDK). The SDK includes multitouch and gesture recognition APIs, plugins for popular platforms such as Unity and Xamarin, as well as many new components for working with pressure data.

App developers who wish to apply for a Sensus Developer Kit may visit developer.getsensus.com. Canopy invites developers and interested partner companies to meet with its team at International CES in Las Vegas, January 7-10, 2014, booth number MP40023.

About Canopy

Canopy is a Minneapolis-based technology innovation company made up of a dedicated and inspired team of people devoted to creating technologies that simply make life better. Canopy’s latest product is Sensus, the world’s first smartphone case that transforms the back and sides of your phone into a useable surface and adds variable pressure sensitivity. More about Sensus can be found at getsensus.com.

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