FROM: Jonathan Deutsch, CEO of Tumult Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUMULT INC. RELEASES HYPE 2.5 BRINGING TOGETHER RESPONSIVE DESIGN AND HTML5 ANIMATIONS
Tumult Inc. released Hype 2.5, a major update to its award-winning HTML5 animation builder for OS X. The new version of Tumult Hype continues its tradition as a best-of-breed HTML5 animator by adding features supporting Responsive Web Design. It is available today as a free upgrade for customers of version 2.0.
Responsive Web Design has become a top trend in web development, allowing for designers to craft a single page which will scale appropriately across a wide variety of devices and screen sizes. There have not been good solutions for responsive designs incorporating animated content, until now. Tumult Hype 2.5’s Flexible Layout options give users control over how animated elements are positioned and scaled when the document resizes. It uses a model of “Springs and Struts,” familiar to iOS developers, and extends it with innovative features such as preserving aspect ratios for images. Hype animations will fit in well to existing responsive web designs or look great on standalone pages.
Tumult Hype 2.5 contains many more top features. It now has the ability to export compositions as Video files or Animated GIFs, which will unlock new markets in which Tumult Hype can be used. The release includes new localizations for the following languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese. Other features include support for retina images, automatic image optimization, and setting the anchor point for rotation.
Alongside Tumult Hype 2.5, Tumult Inc. is also releasing Hype Reflect 1.1, its companion app for previewing Hype animations on iOS devices. The new release has been redesigned to look great on iOS 7.
A list of the top 2.5-specific information, including a video walkthrough, can be found at:
“We crafted version 2.5 as a love letter to our users,” says Jonathan Deutsch, CEO of Tumult Inc. “Support for Responsive Design was far and away the most requested feature, and for good reason. Designers will now be able to craft one animation that will look stunning on everything from a 4-inch phone to a 27-inch desktop browser. I can’t wait to see what users create.”
Tumult Hype 2.5 is sold on the Mac App Store and the Tumult Store, and Hype Reflect is a free download from the iOS App Store. Tumult Hype 2.5 is available for $29.99 USD. More product information, a 14-day free trial, and a store link can be found at:
Tumult Inc. was founded in 2010 by Jonathan Deutsch and Ryan Nielsen. Both are ex-Apple employees whose mission is to make the next generation of tools to produce beautiful web sites and apps. Tumult Inc. is funded by Y Combinator as part of the Winter 2011 class.