Crank Software Introduces Storyboard Browser


October 23, 2013

UI Developers Can Deliver In-Browser HTML5 Content Easily With New WebKit Engine

Ottawa, October 23, 2013 - Crank Software, an innovator in embedded user interface (UI) solutions, today announced Crank Storyboard Browser, an extension of Storyboard Suite with a WebKit-based HTML5 renderer that allows users to bring HTML content directly into a Storyboard Application and deploy it on an embedded target.

“We see the benefits of HTML5 and wanted to bring its capabilities to UI engineers without making them outsource WebKit development, which takes months and strains budgets,” said Brian Edmond, Crank Software president. “With Storyboard Browser, developers get exactly what they need – a version of WebKit that integrates HTML5 content into an easy-to-use Storyboard application.”




To get a UI development tool and a WebKit-based application that renders HTML5 content, product teams traditionally must piece together a multiple-vendor solution, but with Crank Software, teams can simply use the proven Storyboard Suite with the Storyboard Browser extension for a single-vendor, seamless solution to creating the best UI possible.

Engineers who want the mobile capability, cross-browser support, and advanced APIs of HTML5 now can easily frame and control dynamic web content within their UI by using Storyboard Browser. Storyboard Browser allows teams to create a hybrid UI leveraging the native interfaces of Storyboard to gain a high-performance embedded UI along with the flexibility of integrated HTML5 content. In addition, Storyboard Browser provides a stable solution as a supported, maintained version of the open-source WebKit platform.

An Extension of the Proven Storyboard Suite Software

Storyboard Suite, the turnkey UI development software, reduces the time, costs, and headaches that notoriously come hand-in-hand with UI development by letting designers and engineers work side-by-side. Teams can develop, prototype, and refine a UI until it’s perfect for a customer – both in function and in design. With Storyboard Browser, teams can continue to have success with Storyboard Suite, extending the platform to create top-of-the-line applications for UIs faster and easier.

About Crank Software

Crank Software is an innovator in embedded user interface (UI) solutions, reducing the time, costs, and headaches that notoriously come hand-in-hand with UI development by letting designers and engineers work side-by-side. Crank products manage the UI lifecycle from design to deployment. Teams can use the software to develop, prototype, and refine the UI until it’s perfect – both in function and in design – and then deploy the UI for the final product. With a shorter development time and a more collaborative process, products get to market first with a higher ROI and a remarkable UI that builds brand loyalty.

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