Smart home GUI design & development

Build the next-generation of embedded GUIs for IoT-connected devices

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Building sophisticated GUIs that consumers crave

The team at General Electric Appliances relies on the Storyboard embedded GUI framework and Crank's professional services team to deliver richer GUIs and improved performance for their award-winning smart kitchen appliances.


Connect designers and developers together to create better smart home GUIs

With the explosive growth of connected devices and tech-savvy consumers, manufacturers of smart home and white goods products need to deliver sophisticated user experiences that are visually stunning and reliably efficient.

Our Storyboard embedded GUI development framework brings designers and developers together, treating them as equals to create, develop, and validate rich, intuitive smart home GUI experiences without sacrificing battery life or platform performance.

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Pencil and ruler

Import directly from Photoshop, with layers, order and names 


Animate objects easily with built-in animation timeline

hand pointer

Add behavior to graphics quickly, without having to write code


Deliver rich 3D graphics with support for Autodesk FBX, OBJ, and OpenGL ES


Enforce clean architectural separation between GUI and application

Try Storyboard for smart home devices
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See a washing machine GUI in action

Watch how responsive this highly visual washing machine demo runs on NXP i.MX 6ULL hardware. To try this for yourself, click to download the demo image for your own board:

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Crank Software Smart Kitchen Summit 2018

Reimagining GUI design at the Smart Kitchen Summit

In this interview with The Spoon, Jason Clarke, VP Sales at Crank Software, discusses the next generation of GUI design for the connected kitchen and smart homes.


Crank Software Smart Kitchen Summit 2018

Turn your device designs into smart home reality

Storyboard consists of tools and capabilities for GUI designers and embedded software developers that enable a smooth, continual workflow while they design and validate simultaneously. Using a WYSIWYG environment, the team gets an accurate display of the final product, and visual validation of how it behaves, that can be tweaked and optimized in real-time resulting in high performing applications tailor-made for the embedded device. All delivered in record times and supporting many different platforms.

Faster cycles, faster

When UX designers and embedded developers use Storyboard’s Rapid Design Import and Iteration Technology, teams are able to create and validate products at a far superior pace.

IoT devices

GUIs created in Storyboard are designed, validated, tweaked, and continually optimized for the embedded device from the get-go, ensuring maximum power efficiency and performance.

Future proof and
reuse your designs

Create scalable, cross-platform GUIs for anything from the highest performance connected devices down to the lowest MCUs.

When we build our next product, we will be using Crank software - without hesitation. They provided the best 3rd party development team I've ever worked with.
Rishi Siravuri
Chief Engineer, Electronics, Emerson Thermostats

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