BSQUARE Corporation, a leading enabler of smart, connected devices today announced the Company finalized an agreement with Crank Software to provide worldwide distribution and support of Crank Storyboard Suite, a UI design solution for embedded devices. This latest addition to the broad Bsquare ecosystem expands the Company’s portfolio of development tools, enabling design and development on Windows, Apple Mac desktop, Embedded Linux and QNX environments.
Crank Storyboard Suite enables UI Designers and Embedded Engineers to easily collaborate, prototype, develop and release rich animated user interfaces for embedded devices. Using Storyboard, UI Designers, even those with little or no programming experience, can realize their UI designs through import from Adobe® Photoshop® and do this in parallel with, yet independently from, the engineers who are working on the coding. Storyboard simplifies the design process and saves valuable time.
“There is a critical demand for UIs to be not only functional and easy-to-use, but also attractive. Crank Software is transforming the tools and the process that embedded teams use to create these UIs,” said Brian Crowley, CEO for Bsquare. “The addition of Crank Software’s Storyboard Suite to the Bsquare product portfolio will enable our customers to build rich UIs and get to market faster by allowing them to leverage the core skills of each valued member of their development teams. The Storyboard Suite also enhances our ability to support our customer’s development on a wide range of processors including Intel, ARM, Renesas SH, QorIQ or MIPS target processors and to do this for a variety of operating systems including Windows Embedded Compact, Embedded Linux and QNX.
“Bsquare has both deep embedded experience and worldwide coverage, and those talents and local support capabilities are a great complement to and a valuable support system for the Crank Storyboard Suite product offering,” said Jason Clarke, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Bsquare is providing a great resource to our customers around the world.”
For more information on Crank Storyboard Suite, distributed and supported by Bsquare, visit http://www.bsquare.com/crank.aspx.