The company developments on product designer with non-Flash technologies was planned long ago and since 2010 we've been prototyping and working with alternative stack of tools that would allow us deliver online design experience on mobile devices and alternative browsers. Back in 2009 many application developers were staking at Silverlight, a newborn alternative to Flash player, offered by Microsoft. Unfortunately, it was not competitive enough to overwhelm the Adobe Flash popularity and user spread. Despite the fact that LiveArt was offering a Silverlight version of online designer, it was decided to give up on Silverlight as the one that has low spread and would not be supported on most of mobile devices.
The release of HTML5 Canvas, further support of SVG format has given many developers tools to bring common standalone applications back to web, including complex drawing applications and surely those of online product design. As the standard of HTML5 and it's supporting libraries and technologies became more stable, the development of LiveArt Product Designer, compatible as iOS online product design software and Android online product designer has begun.
The designer would offer the following features and will be fully replicating functionality of our current LiveArt Lite component. Since the user experience will be much improved yet offering familiar interface the upgrades are expected to be smooth.
From product and product online design perspective:
From text decoration perspective:
From add image to online design perspective:
The component itself would have same integration architecture which would help developers connecting the tool to e-commerce applications, such as Magento, OsCommerce, ZenCart etc. The LiveArt HTML5 Online Designer will be also part of LiveArt Shop complete solution during the mid summer and available for same license price of $2,970.00.
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