Altia, Inc., developer of the Altia Design user interface design tool, is releasing Altia Design 9.0 in January 2010. This new version of the centerpiece of our tools suite provides exciting new features that will offer development teams the capability to create stunning user interfaces that will get their new products noticed.
Here are a few of the most compelling new Altia Design 9.0 features:
• Distort allows you to create 3D-type animations, like visually flipping through images, without requiring a 3D engine or mesh files.
• With the Snapshot Object, you can take a virtual "snapshot" of any area on your screen to create eye-catching screen transitions.
• The Skin Object lets users easily change the appearance of their entire design.
• Globalize your interface by switching text in your design to different languages with our new Language feature.
These features are essential for companies looking to innovate with their products’ HMIs. To be competitive in the market, companies rely on touch screen interfaces to keep their products in the game. A fun, well-designed display is the key to winning customers and grabbing market share. The extra burden placed on development teams, who are spending more time designing and writing user interface code than ever before, can often threaten new projects with an increased likelihood of missed deadlines and blown budgets. Altia Design overcomes those concerns by helping development teams to create, test and validate HMIs to get these user interface intensive products to market on time and under budget. With Altia, no graphics handcoding is required.
Mike Juran, Altia's CEO, has this to say: "Altia Design 9.0 delivers a major boost in HMI development for Altia customers. For companies competing in the embedded space, these new features offer a way to deliver better HMIs without hand-coding or pulling in other tools. The latest Altia offering balances enhanced productivity with increased capability."
Altia, Inc. (altia.com) is a software company that provides user interface design and development tools that can be used from concept to final product code. Altia was founded in 1991 and its customers include GM, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, Guidant, Lockheed Martin and hundreds of other leading manufacturers.