Smart home GUI design & development

Build the next-generation of embedded GUIs for IoT-connected smart homes

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Smart home GUIs that win consumer markets

General Electric Appliances relies on AMETEK Crank's Storyboard and Professional Services to deliver award-winning smart home GUIs with high performance on cost-effective and power-efficient microcontroller devices.

Smart home GUIs that win consumer markets

Connect designers and developers together to create better smart home GUIs

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

Our Storyboard embedded GUI development framework connects designers and developers together to create, develop, and validate rich, intuitive smart home GUI experiences that consume less power and meet strict performance requirements.


Import directly from Photoshop and Sketch, with layers, order, and names 


Animate objects easily with built-in animation timeline


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

See smart home GUIs in action

Visualize the smart home device possibilities by watching this Storyboard GUI demo built on the Microchip SAMA5D4.

To try this or another one for yourself, click to download the demo image specific to your own board:

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Top home automation trends


Top home automation trends

Home automation devices provide convenient ways to manage lighting, appliances, security systems, and more within the household. Learn the top 3 reasons why growth in smart home devices is growing and how they impact your GUI choices:

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Turn your device designs into smart home reality

Storyboard consists of tools and capabilities for smart home GUI designers and embedded software developers that enable a smooth, continual workflow while they design and validate simultaneously. Using a WYSIWYG environment, the device 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. This results in high-performing smart home and home automation applications that are tailor-made for cost-effective embedded devices. All delivered in record times and supporting many different platforms.

Faster cycles, faster

When smart home 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.

smart home 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.

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