Today we’re thrilled to announce the FiftyThree SDK, the simplest way for app developers to integrate Pencil’s powerful creative features into their own apps.
We built Pencil to make creating on the iPad simple and natural with features like blend, erase, adaptive palm rejection, and the simplest Bluetooth pairing with Kiss-to-Pair™. Now with the release of our SDK, app developers anywhere can bring the Pencil experience to new platforms for creativity whether it’s games, document editors, music, or even museum installations.
Developers are already discovering new ways of using Pencil to bring the power of natural creativity to their apps, starting with our partners:
Procreate, an award-winning digital illustration app now has its three key features, Paint, Smudge, and Erase, combined into one intuitive tool. Noteshelf, the best note-taking app, just got better with Pencil’s leading palm rejection technology for easy handwriting. And Squiggle (coming soon), a popular music app that has been exhibited at MoMA, that will let you draw musical strings with Pencil, pluck them with your fingers, and cut them with the eraser.
We’ve worked hard to create an SDK to give developers access to all the powerful expressive technologies in Pencil from touch classifiers to palm rejection to Surface Pressure (coming with iOS 8).
To everyone in the FiftyThree community, we hope you enjoy using Pencil with our partners, and to developers worldwide, sign up today for access to our SDK. At FiftyThree, we build tools to remove barriers to creation, and we’d love to further this mission in collaboration with you.