Haptic SDK

Latest News for Android L Update:

A new Haptic SDK for Android 5.0 (Lollipop) is now available. This update fixes an issue that occurs in phones using Android 5.0. Developers currently using Immersion's Haptic SDK can submit a request for the updated SDK by registering for: Universal Haptic Library update version for Android 5.0 Once your request is submitted, Immersion will contact you directly.


The Haptic SDK automates haptic integration into the Android OS in minutes! All you need to get started are these three tools.


Haptic QuickStart Guide

Haptic Quick Start Guide

This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to add great tactile effects to your apps quickly and easily.

Our Haptic QuickStart Guide has also been localized in Chinese (Simplified), Japanese, and Korean:

Haptic Quickstart Guide - Chinese (pdf)Haptic Quickstart Guide - Japanese (pdf)Haptic Quickstart Guide - Korean (pdf)




Haptic Effects Library / UHL (Universal Haptic Layer)

Don’t settle on just a basic buzz vibration! Feel the difference between the rapid weapon fire of a machine gun…‘tat, tat, tat’ versus the resonating “boom” of a double-barrel shotgun.

Immersion’s Haptic SDK includes the code needed to create a Universal Haptic Layer to enable touch feedback instantly in Android applications. Significantly cut down development time – eliminate the need to specify motor on/off times.  Included in the UHL file is a library of 124 pre-designed tactile effects, that has many choices from categories like: UI, weapons, collision, engine or alerts.  The UHL file comes in the form of a JAR file and .SO file and contains all the classes, interfaces, and algorithms necessary to create great haptics.

To request download of the haptic SDK complete the registration form below.  Immersion will contact you directly to verify your information and provide you with a link for download.

Toolkit Filename Size

NOTE: Supports Android versions 2.1 and later.


Haptic Muse Effect Preview App

Haptic Muse is a free, animated effect preview application that illustrates the Haptic SDK’s library of 124 pre-designed haptic effects in a gaming context. The app invites developers into a haptic museum with galleries built around common gaming use cases, like sports, transportation, combat and casinos.

The Haptic Muse app was designed to provide both experienced and new game developers with a fun, interactive tool to assess which tactile effects work best for their games as well as to illustrate the capabilities of integrating video, audio and haptics.

The Haptic Muse effect preview application is available for free on Google Play.