May 4, 2011 in iOS Development (E)
[prMac.com] Coral Springs, Florida - Kwiksher today is pleased to introduce Kwik 1.0, their plugin for Adobe Photoshop CS5 that simplifies the creation of interactive, animated content for both iOS and Android devices.
Kwik is perfect for designers and illustrators who want to create comics, magazines, and interactive books. It allows users to easily add buttons and animations to static Photoshop compositions. The plugin provides many of the basic sound, camera, linear animation, and sprite sheet capabilities of Adobe Director and Flash without ever leaving Photoshop.
Kwik uses Ansca Mobile's Corona SDK for previewing and publishing the final project. Corona SDK is the powerful engine behind hundreds of apps, such as Bubble Ball for iOS with more than 9 million downloads.
“We are excited to have Kwik now supporting Corona SDK,” said Ansca Mobile co-founder Carlos Icaza. “We’re always working with the Corona community to enable more people to develop mobile apps, and now Photoshop artists will be able to bring their creations to life on the iOS and Android platforms!”
Whether creating comics, magazines, or interactive books, the workflow is simple and straightforward: Accessing the Kwik plugin from the Extensions Menu within Photoshop, the user specifies a particular iOS or Android device and its orientation. Then, users select any layer. Kwik offers a variety of interactive attributes that can be added to any layer. Buttons, sounds, sprites, linear animations, etc., may be placed, activated, and controlled in a variety of ways. And all this complex interactivity is enabled through the use of simple attribute windows, which allow authors to dial in, fill in, or check off the desired effect.
* Add animation, interactivity, buttons, and sound to PSD files
* Supports linear and sprite sheet animation
* Supports rollover, touch, and toggle buttons
* Create mobile apps for iOS or Android without leaving Photoshop
* Publishes projects in native LUA/Corona code that can be edited
* Camera effect allows users to zoom in and out
* Kwiksher assists designers and illustrators with development of finished apps
"Kwik empowers illustrators and designers to create mobile projects without development skills," commented Kwiksher's Alex Souza. "Now millions of Photoshop users can maintain complete creative control of their project from start to finish."
* Adobe Photoshop CS5 for OS X
* Ansca Corona SDK for OS X
* Certified iOS and/or Android developer membership
* Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
* Kwik is also available for Windows XP, Vista, or 7
Pricing and Availability:
Kwik 1.0 for Corona SDK is normally $79.99 (USD) but is currently available at the special Introductory price of $49.99 directly from Kwiksher. Kwik is free for projects with only one or two pages. Review copies are available upon request.
Located in beautiful Coral Springs, Florida, the Kwiksher team is an independent software company founded by Alex Souza in 2011. With their strong blend of design and development skills, Kwiksher's mission is to craft elegant, easy-to-use applications for the iOS and OS X platforms. Copyright (C) 2011 Kwiksher. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Adobe Photoshop, Flash, and Director names and logos are the property of Adobe Systems. Ansca, the Ansca logo, and Corona SDK are the property of Ansca, Inc. Other registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.