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A revolution in embedded user interfaces. An interview with EE Journal.

By Alecia O'Brien on May 28, 2020 11:08:20 AM

We're fans over here at Crank of the Electronic Engineering Journal (EE Journal) so we jumped at the chance to be interviewed by Amelia Dalton on her Weekly Fish Fry podcast. In this week's episode, Jason Clarke, VP Sales & Marketing chatted with Amelia about the trends in embedded user interfaces (UIs), and challenges that teams typically face when it comes to the design and development of their device graphics, and how Crank came to be.

Click to listen to the podcast or read the transcript underneath.

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The challenge of realizing great UI experiences on embedded devices.

By Thomas Fletcher on Mar 17, 2020 11:01:57 AM



A rich UI prototype can be an amazing thing. It can bring an existing product back to life and give it a competitive advantage, or it can be so transformative that it creates a brand new cutting-edge category.

It's easy to capture this UI potential with rich graphics and a storyboard that walks a user through an exciting experience full of animation and life. With this potential comes the power to sell a product, however, the challenge of moving from prototype through development and to product deployment is not to be underestimated. The price that you pay for a rich UI experience is measured in terms of increased product software complexity, hardware requirements, and time.

... with the traditional model including a design team building the script of a user experience, without the commitment to be engaged throughout the rest of the application design.

Storyboard allows a different approach to the development of rich, interactive user interfaces and helps address the challenges of making those experiences a successful reality in cost-effective embedded products.

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Focus on your user experience: Testing and validation for your embedded UI performance just got faster.

By Marisha Sesto on Mar 12, 2020 10:30:16 AM

We're so excited to announce our latest release of Storyboard.  With a focus on making UI design and development easier for our customers worldwide, we’ve made it our mission to allow teams to collaboratively work together in creating award-winning touch screen experiences. With remote work increasing and teams no longer forcing face-to-face meetings due to innovative technology, our Storyboard product release makes it much easier to cross-collaborate with development and design teams around the world to develop an embedded UI product that wows their users.



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Rich graphics development for touch screen products with μC3 & Storyboard in your tech stack.

By Guest Author on Mar 3, 2020 11:02:18 AM

Thanks to our partner Satoshi Sasaki , General Manager at Crank Partner, uQuest, for this guest post.

Crank Software’s UI development software now supports μC3, Japan’s leading RTOS. With μC3 being one of the major iTRON RTOS in Asia and users now having access to the award-winning software, Storyboard, embedded development teams can create rich graphics for their touch display HMI products with ease.

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Winning Worldwide: Crank Software Named Most Innovative at Embedded World 2020.

By Marisha Sesto on Feb 25, 2020 4:02:14 PM

Updated on March 5, 2020.

The Crank team hopped on a plane and left the cold Canadian winter behind heading to our biggest industry event of the year in Nuremberg, Germany. Packed with maple syrup, Tim Hortons coffee, toques, and coffee crisps; the crew was armed to take on Embedded World 2020 to talk the latest in embedded UIs (Hall 4, Booth 459). As day one came to a close, we were thrilled to be honoured and presented first place in the Embedded Award software category for Most Innovative.

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