Crank Software is an innovator in embedded user interface solutions. Our products and services enable R&D teams to quickly develop rich graphical user interfaces (UI) for resource-constrained embedded devices compared to traditional electronic design automation tools. Today, time is wasted in the development lifecycle because the design goes back and forth between UI designers and software engineers. The Crank Storyboard Suite enables UI designers and embedded systems engineers to work in parallel. Storyboard™ manages the entire UI lifecycle—from UI design to simulation to being optimized for the device. Storyboard™ delivers competitive advantage because streamlining the development lifecycle enables companies to get products to market faster, with higher ROI, and lower TCO while delivering a superior customer experience.
Storyboard Suite is composed of two parts: Storyboard Designer and Storyboard Embedded Engine. Storyboard Designer provides a WYSIWYG development environment that is designed to enable a UI designer to create a rich user interface. Storyboard Embedded Engine is the runtime component that drives the content developed in Designer on embedded devices. It is architected exclusively to address the unique challenges of bringing a rich UI and user experience (UX) to resource-constrained embedded devices.