XIMPEL is an open-source platform to create interactive media applications. To this end, it uses the HTML5 standard, as well as the open XML description format. XIMPEL’s modular approach allows for flexibility and extendibility.

XIMPEL can be used on computers with a recent web browser, or via mobile touch-screen devices such as tablets and smartphones. The versatility of XIMPEL is exemplified by its use, which has included online web applications involving interactive video, multimedia education, and interactive exhibitions involving large touch screens.