Your product's success depends on your GUI
We understand how critical the GUI experience is to your product's success.
Storyboard was built to help make UX-focused development easier for development teams. With its user-friendly interface and powerful tools, Storyboard makes it easier than ever to develop, enhance, and deploy sophisticated UI applications that stand out from the crowd and capture the hearts of customers.
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What makes Storyboard different?
Import your GUI graphics content from design tools like Photoshop and Sketch, to save on development time. Or import assets natively.
Create movement and motion for your UI with several clicks of a button with our embedded animation creation features.
Be in control of UI design changes with our unique Compare & Merge tool for UI iterations without code or development disruption.
Ensure the optimal performance and functionality of your Storyboard-built UI with Storyboard Validator and our hardware Simulator.
Get actionable insights into your embedded GUI application to help make better decisions as you build out your project.
Optimized, pre-built runtimes provide you the freedom to create GUIs that scale across markets and embedded hardware.
Reduce your overall costs with a smaller footprint and reusable GUI components for other products and devices.
Create engaging user experiences
A smartphone experience has become the standard for touchscreens across all industries. Colors, animations, haptics and other touchscreen GUI elements are critical components of a rich UX, all of which are easy to create and refine with Storyboard.
To get a glimpse of a Storyboard-built GUI on your platform, we've created demo images to help test and evaluate the GUI potential of your hardware.
Iterate on design without destroying work done
Because of its unique parallel workflows and decoupled designer and developer working environments, Storyboard eliminates the reluctance that used to come with design iteration.
Now, product teams can work on optimizing the end-UX more effectively because design changes don't delay or break development work.
Never start from scratch with supported platforms
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.
What is an embedded GUI framework?
An embedded GUI framework helps designers and developers work together to create the visual, auditory, and physical controls that enable users to interact with devices such as wearables, smart home appliances, medical equipment, and industrial machines. These frameworks typically wrap the low-level operating system and hardware details within higher-level components to ease development easier and make the GUI platform neutral.
For modern systems, embedded GUI frameworks that support designers and developers working together to create vivid, graphics-rich elements are better able to achieve the smartphone-like experiences that consumers crave.
How do you choose an embedded GUI framework?
An embedded GUI framework should ensure a seamless design and development process that results in the creation of rich, sophisticated user interfaces that run efficiently on low-power, low-resource devices. When choosing a framework, you should consider the intuitiveness of the designer-developer workflow system, the ability to rapidly iterate and test design changes, the optimization of the runtime code for performance and battery life, and the ease of adaptability to hardware platforms of different size and scale.
Why use Crank’s embedded GUI framework?
The Storyboard embedded GUI framework is built by a team of embedded experts that understand the importance of UX design and development and trusted by major household brands across multiple industries. Storyboard helps product teams to iterate around application design and enhance UX with ease, resulting in sophisticated GUIs that deliver exceptional user experiences on low-power, low-resource devices.
Does Storyboard offer GUI testing functionality?
Storyboard makes it easier for development teams to develop sophisticated, power-efficient embedded GUI applications that exceed customer experience expectations.
Integrated with the Storyboard Designer & Validator software option is our GUI testing framework which is comprised of a set of tools and methods used to automate the testing of Storyboard-built GUIs. Validator enables embedded developers to create and execute tests to ensure that the GUI application is functioning correctly and providing an exceptional user experience for the user of their product.