Storyboard

Create accelerated, brilliant customer experiences with the leading embedded UI graphics platform for MCUs and MPUs.

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What makes Storyboard different?

Designed by our team of experienced software engineers and designers, Storyboard provides a better way to create UI experiences that wow consumers. Storyboard is different because it’s built exclusively for creating UIs for embedded products.

Designing and then validating an embedded UI project, then going back to the drawing board was wasting too much time, people power, and money. Innovation is critical and going to market with a mediocre, embedded touchscreen product is no longer acceptable. Storyboard helps product teams accelerate their development, embrace design change, and maximize UI flexibility.

 

 

Create an embedded app in minutes

With Storyboard, you can create an embedded application from start to finish in minutes. Start in your UI design tools like Photoshop, Sketch or Illustrator and end on your target hardware device.

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Storyboard Capabilities

Experience GUI development to target deployment fast. From Photoshop design to embedded application in minutes, Crank Storyboard makes it easier for designers and developers to rapidly create optimized GUIs for embedded devices.

Import content

Import your UI graphics content from design tools like Photoshop, Sketch and Illustrator.

Add animations

Capture movement and motions in a click with Animation Record and the Animation Timeline features.

Manage iterations ▸

Be in control of changes with Compare & Merge and collaborate in a parallel workflow for iteration without code disruption.

Test & validate ▸

Validate your prototype functionality with the Storyboard Simulator or directly on your target hardware device.

Debug & optimize

Get actionable insight into your application data to help make better decisions as you build out your project.

All hardware & OS

Have the freedom to create UIs that scale across markets and embedded targets.

Reduce costs ▸

Reduce your overall costs with a smaller footprint and reusable GUI components for other products and devices.

Boost innovation

Validate designs earlier and get to market faster so you can focus on your next award-winning idea.

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Storyboard is a key part of us being able to design a unique UI experience from start to finish. If we were using a different tool, it’d be more challenging and take much longer.
Electronics Engineering Manager

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Keep UX and UI design at the forefront

A smartphone experience has become the standard for touchscreen UI products. As a designer, you care about the details many don’t appreciate until they become obvious in the final product.

Color, animations, and other touchscreen UI design elements are critical components of high-res design and can be kept in check with Storyboard.

To get a glimpse of a Storyboard-built UI on your platform, we've created optimized demo images to help you test and evaluate directly on your hardware.

 

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Build high-performance UIs that scale on all platforms

We designed Crank Storyboard to be platform-agnostic to respond to embedded challenges like optimizing acceleration and managing resources.

From operating systems to hardware platforms, scaling your project as you need means you don't have to limit your choices.

 

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Never start from scratch with supported platforms 

Storyboard’s unique architecture allows it to be compatible with all hardware and OS platforms, giving you the freedom to create applications that scale markets and embedded devices.

You also have the freedom to incorporate modern visual or 3D elements into your project. Storyboard supports VG Lite, OpenGL and a host of other rendering technologies, including our award-winning Hybrid Rendering, to ensure your project is able to take advantage of ecosystem updates as they happen. 

 

Explore the supported hardware and OS ▸

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We chose Crank Software and Storyboard because they support all hardware platforms, they're affordable, and their profitability year after year shows they're not going anywhere.
Chief Engineer of Innovation
 

Take Storyboard for a test drive

Import your design, add code, refine behavior and see your app on any platform in 10 minutes. How’s that for fast?

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