Desktop OS X Multi-Touch Framework Concept, Demo
While users wait for Apple to implement a full desktop version of Multitouch for Mac OS X, some enterprising users have begun development of a 3rd party framework for full screen multitouch interaction.
Lux, a 3rd party framework developed by Christian Moore, provides "true multitouch interaction" in Mac OS X and other operating systems. Developed using Flash and C++ (flash for rapid development), Moore says the framework is open-source.
interview with the principal developer and a video demonstration. The actual multi-touch hardware is self made.
Apple's UITouch its very, very well designed. It runs at the core level, while ours is more a free environment to develop on top... to learn about multitouch and share code.