May 20, 2011 in Web Design (E)
[prMac.com] Cupertino, California - Tumult Inc. today announced the release of its new HTML5 animation builder for Mac OS X, Hype. HTML5 has been widely lauded as the future of the web due to its performance, accessibility, and ability to run on smartphones, but no designer-friendly authoring tools have existed until Hype. Hype enables users to build beautiful animated and interactive web content. Hype's standard HTML5 output works on all modern browsers and mobile devices like iPhones and iPads. No coding is required.
Jonathan Deutsch, a founder of Tumult Inc., is eager to see sites leverage Hype. "It is always frustrating to visit a restaurant's website on your phone and being treated to an empty page. Hype's HTML5 output lets businesses make great looking pages and reach users no matter where they are." Ryan Nielsen, the other founder of Tumult Inc., is excited that the tool can take the burden of programming away. "Before Hype, hand-crafting HTML5 animations was tedious and painful to get working across all browsers. Hype tries its best to preserve fidelity across everything from Internet Explorer 6 to Chrome 12. When it can't, it warns users so they are not caught by surprise." He adds, "Hype is the best way to make HTML5."
Hype is primarily targeted at designers wanting to add effects to their sites, Flash developers who need the capability to make content for iOS devices, and HTML5 coders looking for more effective ways to improve interactivity.
* Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
* 2.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Hype 1.0 is $29.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category.
Tumult Inc. was founded in 2010 by Jonathan Deutsch and Ryan Nielsen. Both are ex-Apple employees whose mission is to make the next generation of tools to produce beautiful web sites and apps. Tumult Inc. is funded by Y Combinator as part of the Winter 2011 class. Copyright (C) 2011 Tumult Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo Mac and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.