“For all the talk of HTML5, web developers nowadays are still doomed to hard-coding pretty HTML5 websites. Deciding enough is enough, two engineers left Apple to found Tumult, a Y Combinator-funded startup. Their goal: Address a chronic shortage of decent HTML5 authoring tools,” Christian Zibreg reports for 9 to 5 Mac. “What, you didn’t think Adobe’s Creative Suite is the be all end all of web development?”
“The result of their undertaking is Hype, a brand new Mac application taking the pain out of creating eye-catching animations on the web that don’t require the Flash plug-in,” Zibreg reports. “The $30 download (limited introductory pricing) is already the top-grossing program on the Mac App Store.”
Full article here.
Hype’s HTML5 output works on all modern browsers and mobile devices like iPhones and iPads. No coding required.
• Interactivity & Animations
Hype’s keyframe-based animation system brings your content to life. Click Record and Hype watches your every move, automatically creating keyframes as needed. Or, if you’d prefer to be more hands-on, manually add, remove and re-arrange keyframes to fine-tune your content. Hype lets you make as many scenes as needed, and a variety of actions can switch between scenes using smooth transitions. Use the power of multiple timelines to run animations based on mouse/keyboard events.
Hype’s scene editor is powered by WebKit, the same modern rendering engine that powers Safari. What you create in Hype is what your viewers will see in the browser. Hype’s rich inspector lets you dive in and easily tweak every aspect of your content. Intelligent guidelines, arrangement, and sizing tools give fine control over element placement.
• Native Mac Experience
Hype was written in Cocoa exclusively for Mac OS X. It is intuitive and easy to use, letting you focus on creating great content. Hype launches in a second.
Tumult “Hype” application via Apple’s Mac App Store (US$29.99) here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]