Crank Software is an innovator in embedded user interface solutions.

Its complete UI development solution, Crank Storyboard Suite, is used by manufacturers of consumer electronics, industrial devices, and automotive head units to streamline the design lifecycle of the graphical user interface. Crank Storyboard Suite is chosen by manufacturers of embedded systems to get their products to market on time, on budget, and on spec while minimizing risk.


Crank Storyboard Suite

Crank Storyboard Suite provides software developers and UI designers with an environment to quickly develop their UI and then easily embed it on their embedded platform. Storyboard then utilizes the power of the embedded device using hardware layers, OpenVG, or OpenGL ES to optimize the performance. Storyboard enables companies to leverage one solution across multiple ARM platforms that scale in size and performance from a simple LCD frame buffer to a GPU.

What makes Storyboard different?

Storyboard is different because it was built exclusively for embedded, by a team of experienced GUI designers and software engineers who recognized that there had to be a better way. Designing, then validating, then going back to the drawing board was wasting too much valuable time, effort and money. Innovation was critical, and going to market with a semi-sufficient embedded touch screen was no longer acceptable.

Storyboard provides a faster way to create best-in-class GUIs across the widest range of target devices and was built with scalability and resource management at the forefront, ensuring that teams can build modern UIs on budget, and on time. With Storyboard, you can build an embedded application from start to finish in 10 minutes. Start in Photoshop, end on a target device.


Use Storyboard for

  • Multi-market embedded GUI experiences
  • Products powered by a wide-range of MCUs to MPUs
  • Collaborative and iterative workflow for designers and developers
  • GUIs that communicate easily with the underlying system
  • Fully-functional and interactive application simulation