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Crank Software Continues to Grow with Launchof Rapid Design Iteration Technology

By CIOReview | Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Storyboard’s latest Rapid Design Import and Iteration Technology addresses mobile makers’ needs searching for creative ways to offer rich, interactive interfaces on high-performance and power-efficient platforms, with the number of IoT-connected devices estimated to grow to 43 billion worldwide by 2023.

FREMONT, CA: Crank Software, a leading global provider of GUI development tools for the embedded systems industry, continues to evolve with the launch of Storyboard 7.0, a development platform developed to deliver smartphone-like User Experiences (UX) on low-power, tightly-resourced hardware. Storyboard’s latest Rapid Design Import and Iteration Technology addresses mobile makers’ needs searching for creative ways to offer rich, interactive interfaces on high-performance and power-efficient platforms, with the number of IoT-connected devices estimated to grow to 43 billion worldwide by 2023.

“Storyboard 7.0 brings the embedded systems industry closer to delivering the rich, sophisticated GUIs that consumers crave, driven by growth in the wearables and personal devices segments that demand high performance on low-power devices,” said Thomas Fletcher, VP of Research & Development, Crank Software. “By closely aligning embedded developers with the iterative change processes of designers using popular tools like Sketch and Photoshop manufacturers do not have to sacrifice UX quality or performance for development time.”

The need for design resiliency and agile change strategies has never been greater. According to Forrester, the design will help firms better appreciate their existing ecosystem, comprehend its dynamics, make sense of it, and play with possible futures in a regulated fashion, thus making them more robust.

“In our modern IoT-driven world, consumers want access to new types of connectivity, longer battery life, and data-driven features that all come together at the user interface,” said Eduardo Montanez, Marketing Manager of Wearables & Personal Devices, NXP Semiconductors, a member of the Crank partner network. “Combining Storyboards rapid design iteration technology with platforms, like NXPs crossover processors, that support low power consumption and performance efficiency is essential in meeting the growing and demanding needs of today’s marketplace.”

The typical method of adapting GUI software to design changes is turned into agile UX development with Storyboards Rapid Design Import and Iteration Technology, where developers can re-import Sketch and Photoshop design files without impacting the backend code.

Developers may use Storyboard to imagine modified properties and easily evaluate, approve, or deny items in a time-saving manner with only a few mouse clicks. From wearables to connected home appliances to medical equipment, this accelerated workflow helps teams to fine-tune their products at every point in their development cycle.