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You could have made an app by now.

PencilCase is not a DIY app maker that restricts designs to templates or web content. You have complete control over your apps. And your limitation is your imagination.

Import your creative assets into PencilCase: Studio and add functionality like behaviors, gestures, transitions and animations.

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Diagram demonstrating how to build and share an app using the app builder and publishing software, PencilCase.

Assets from your favorite design software

PencilCase: Studio

Test on Mac or iOS device

Publish to PencilCase: Player or the App Store

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Escape the boundaries of static mobile wireframes. PencilCase eliminates the gap between designers and developers, which means you can now design and make for the iPad and iPhone. No need for a separate development team. No communications gaps to worry about.

Create high-fidelity prototypes in no time at all. Share immediately, get feedback instantly and iterate quickly. Once perfected, publish directly to PencilCase: Player or submit to the App Store. PencilCase: Studio is not just a prototyping tool. It’s codeless mobile application development.

Accelerate your mobile strategy, explore new channels, or create an entirely new offering by leveraging your existing design team. Access 700 million people by publishing directly to the App Store. Reaching the mobile generation has never been easier.

Cut development time by letting PencilCase: Studio do the heavy lifting for you. From animations to physics simulations, PencilCase: Studio has you covered. Ready to get coding? No problem. Take your app further with the built-in JavaScript engine or export it as an Xcode project to finish developing in Objective-C or Swift.

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Graphic Designers

UX designer icon UX designer icon

UI/UX Designers

Escape the boundaries of static mobile wireframes. PencilCase eliminates the gap between designers and developers, which means you can now design and make for the iPad and iPhone. No need for a separate development team. No communications gaps to worry about.

Create high-fidelity prototypes in no time at all. Share immediately, get feedback instantly and iterate quickly. Once perfected, publish directly to PencilCase: Player or submit to the App Store. PencilCase: Studio is not just a prototyping tool. It’s codeless mobile application development.

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Marketers

Developer icon Developer icon

Developers

Accelerate your mobile strategy, explore new channels, or create an entirely new offering by leveraging your existing design team. Access 700 million people by publishing directly to the App Store. Reaching the mobile generation has never been easier.

Cut development time by letting PencilCase: Studio do the heavy lifting for you. From animations to physics simulations, PencilCase: Studio has you covered. Ready to get coding? No problem. Take your app further with the built-in JavaScript engine or export it as an Xcode project to finish developing in Objective-C or Swift.

Bring your ideas to life.

PencilCase: Studio will provide everything you need to make fully interactive and native applications for the iPhone and iPad.

Using the built-in Cards and Supplies, you can incorporate the features you expect to see in mobile apps, from menus to buttons to galleries.

"If you could take the best parts of Hypercard and Flash, and combine them to make native apps for iOS - PencilCase would be it."

Arif

Arif Hirani -- former executive, Critical Mass

Image demonstrating how to add the functionality you would expect to see in an app using the Behaviors panel in the app builder tool PencilCase: Studio

100% less coding

Create powerfully complex behaviors using PencilCase: Studio’s intuitive Whens & Thens system. Simply create statements that identify the actions you want your user to take (the “when”) followed by the event that will take place (the "then"). It’s that easy! And thanks to the Whens & Thens visual designer and inspector, you can always tell what is happening.

Animations for everyone

Whether you’re a newbie or an expert, you can add custom animations to enhance your app.

For non-animators, use the physics tool to simulate motion, like gravity, magnets or wind. No need for complicated key frames. For the animators, dive into the animation timeline. Move, rotate, fade and transition anything on your screen.

3D as easy as 2D

Want to add 3D models? No problem. Import your model into PencilCase: Studio and add interactivity instantly. Incorporate dynamic lighting, animations and even mix and match 3D with 2D.

Incorporating 3D into your app is now as easy as adding an image.

Show off like a Jedi.

Jedi mind tricks? Not quite. The ability to interact with and control your app with just a flick of your hand? You bet!

Myo has been integrated into PencilCase, so you can seamlessly control your apps on the iPhone or iPad with gestural control. Navigate your app; play videos; or even reach out, grab and move an object, all hands-free.

Image of the Myo Gesture Control Armband, which is integrated into PencilCase allowing for gesture control of the apps you create.

Code if you want to.

Want to add special functionality not yet supported by PencilCase: Studio? Grab a developer to take your app further using the built-in JavaScript engine, or export it as an Xcode project and finish customizing in Objective-C or Swift. Got the skills to code it yourself? Even better.

Example of how you can customize your app using JavaScript when creating in the app maker PencilCase: Studio.

Preview while you build.

Iterating just got easier. Instantly test your app on your Mac, iPhone or iPad. Play with it. Try to break it. Examine it inside out. Or pass it on to clients, customers or colleagues using the Share Code to get instant feedback. Then continue making in PencilCase: Studio until your app is perfected.

Image demonstrating how you can test your app instantly on your Mac or on your device using PencilCase: Player, and then continue creating in the app making tool PencilCase: Studio.
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One-tap publishing

Share your app instantly with one-tap publishing to PencilCase: Player, and then distribute your app’s unique Share Code to your clients, customers or employees. No hassles. No approval time. No barriers to entry.

Want a bigger audience? Choose to export your app as an Xcode project then submit it to the App Store for millions to see.

Image demonstrating how you can share your app instantly from the app maker tool to PencilCase: Player using the Share Code, or export your app as an Xcode project to submit directly to the App Store.
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Reimagine mobile development
with PencilCase.

Made for Mac OS X Yosemite