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Storyboard goes golfing

Oct 3, 2010 9:08:37 PM

Storyboard is coming to a course near you.  Crank Software is working with PinPoint golf to create a GPS golf system. Storyboard is used for the user interface and presentation logic.  The system can:

  • Display and track cart position
  • Give accurate distance to pin and touchpoint calculations
  • Allow clubhouse communication and food ordering
  • Server side play tracking

This system is a great example of the use of Storyboard IO which allows external processes/applications to communicate with Storyboard.  These processes can get and set data variables, send and receive events from the system.   In this system the GPS monitoring and cart tracking is done through an external application which sends the data to Storyboard.  The cart is positioned, maps are manipulated and distances are calculated externally.  This data is then sent via Storyboard IO and presented to the user.  This allowed the user interface to be developed in parallel with the gps logic.

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Brian Edmond
Written by Brian Edmond

Brian co-founded Crank Software in 2007, after leading the graphics development group at QNX Software Systems where he spent the majority of his career working and consulting on UI design, embedded software architecture, and web browser technology. As he watched embedded graphics teams struggle, he developed an acute understanding of the common workflow problem between the designers and engineers. Brian built Crank Storyboard out of this need to help these teams collaborate more effectively, optimize for exceptional performance, and get their award-winning touch screens to market, close to 50% faster. A triathlon and mountain biking enthusiast (explaining the name Crank Software), Brian is a regular Ironman and cyclocross participant, and can often be found biking the trails with his co-founders behind the Crank offices in Kanata, Ottawa. Brian holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the Technical University of Nova Scotia.

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