LONDON – EDA and embedded software vendor Mentor Graphics Corp. has announced the availability of user interface development kit for the Android operating system comprising graphics and user interface creation tool.
It allows the creation of 2-D and 3-D animated elements. A drag-and-drop tool is used to maneuver images and then the tool generates Java interfaces, integrates code, and creates required files automatically. The process takes minutes, Mentor (Wilsonville, Oregon) said.
The Inflexion Platform UI Express enables a multitude of animations and 3-D effects, such as spinning, zooming, reflections, textures, and per-pixel lighting variations. The UI can be altered without changing the underlying application logic, enabling design components to be easily reused across screens or other products. As a result, Android device designers can retarget their Inflexion-based Java applications for a variety of products in minutes, with different UI "skins" for different end-products without coding.
Mentor has already supplied Inflexion to Funtoro, a member of Micro-Star International group of companies, a maker of infotainment systems for public transportation vehicles.
"Mentor's Inflexion UI for Android quickly morphs the default Android UI to sophisticated and differentiated UIs for specific vendors, products, and applications," said Glenn Perry, general manager, Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division. "These types of UI customizations are critical for people using Android beyond mobile handsets since it requires tremendous effort without Mentor's comprehensive, vendor-independent technologies and services for new and innovative products."
The Inflexion Platform UI for Android is available now, starting at $39,000 plus per unit royalties, including support for one seat of the UI Express tool. Versions of the Inflexion Platform UI for Nucleus and Linux operating systems are also available.
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For more information on the Inflexion Platform UI products, visit the website at http://go.mentor.com/ifxandroid.
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