Crank Storyboard Suite

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Crank Storyboard Suite
Initial release May 14, 2010
Stable release 2.1 / July 12, 2012; 20 months ago (2012-07-12)
Development status Active
Operating system Cross-platform
Type GUI designer/runtime
License Commercial

Crank Storyboard Suite is an Eclipse-based graphical user interface builder called Storyboard Designer and a target runtime called Storyboard Engine.

History and development[edit]

Crank Software began in 2007. The first version of Storyboard Suite was released in November of 2009. This version contains an Eclipse based User Interface development tool and a runtime engine for the target system.


Storyboard Engine is released for the following platforms

  • Linux/fbdev – Storyboard Engine for Linux using the framebuffer device for rendering
  • Linux/SDL – Storyboard Engine for Linux using SDL for rendering
  • Linux/DirectFB – Storyboard Engine for Linux using DirectFB for rendering
  • Linux/OpenVG 1.x – Storyboard Engine for Linux using OpenVG for rendering, this is based on the Beagleboard reference design
  • QNX/AGTDK – Storyboard Engine for QNX using the advanced graphics TDK for rendering
  • QNX/SDL – Storyboard Engine for QNX using SDL for rendering
  • WindowsCE – Storyboard Engine for Windows CE using GDI for rendering

Storyboard Engine supports the following architectures

  • Linux X86
  • Linux ARMLE
  • Linux SHLE
  • QNX X86
  • Windows CE X86
  • Windows CE ARMLE
  • Android ARMLE

Storyboard Designer supports the following hosts

  • Windows XP/Vista/7 - Eclipse-based IDE
  • Linux - Eclipse-based IDE
  • OS X - Eclipse-based IDE