Mac OS X Yosemite and other versions have built-in support for gestures to move between full-screen apps, Mission Control, and such. But not quite in the specific manner you asked for.
See Apple’s tech note, Mac Basics: Use Mission Control to switch between apps or spaces.
Mac OS X has feature where you can move your mouse to a corner of the screen to trigger certain actions such as displaying Mission Control.
In the System Preferences, in Desktop & Screen Saver > Screen Saver (tab) > Hot Corners (button), choose from any of the popup menus to set a corner’s action.
The Trackpad built into MacBooks as well as the Apple Magic Trackpad can be configured for gestures such as four-finger swipe horizontally to switch between full-screen apps or virtual desktops.
Similarly the touch surface on the Apple Mighty Mouse supports gestures for similar actions such as switch between full-screen apps or virtual desktops with a two-finger swipe horizontally.