Do have a story to tell that needs more than a single path from A-Z?
Bring your ideas and creative projects onto the iPad into a blank digital canvas without boundaries — an Infinite Canvas. This easy-to-use application allows you to design in all directions to create stories, portfolios, presentations and more!
Inspired by Hypercard and a concept originally created to tell non-linear stories in comics, Infinite Canvas provides a new way to interact with content on your iPad.
Break the sequential barriers often found in traditional presentation software and dive into a rich non-linear medium.
What is a non-linear medium? It is a space with in multiple directions, with the ability to move through information in a non-sequential order. With Infinite Canvas, dive into rich media — graphic novels, comics, creative portfolios, magazines, photo journals, children’s stories, real estate brochures, art gallery tours, travelogues and tutorials.
Swipe up, down, left or right to follow the strands of multiple storylines. Orient yourself with a double tap to show a minimap. Immerse yourself in an illuminated manuscript, follow various points of view, explore branching narratives and craft your own adventure!
Each canvas created is a unique experience of multimedia. For example, you can follow the point of view of two or more characters in the same story—in a murder mystery follow the murderer, or the detective. Beyond storytelling, a real estate agent can take potential clients on a virtual tour of a house before physically taking them inside. Infinite Canvas puts the viewer in the driver’s seat.
Infinite Canvas gives you the tools to create and share your own interactive stories. With its intuitive interface, anyone can create new kinds of artistic works with no programming experience required! Just load up your digital assets (images, sounds, text, or HTML) and assemble them into a grid, add captions, buttons and cinematic effects. In minutes, a visual map of your information emerges as you freely interconnect your content in original ways. This allows you to produce your own canvases and share them as widely as you wish.
Download Infinite Canvas now! Infinite Canvas includes a Showcase Gallery featuring some of the best examples of this new medium to date. View as many canvases as you like without having to subscribe to any website or service. Feeling inspired? Get your feet wet by creating your own small canvases (up to 12 tiles each). Want more? Unlimited tile creation with Dropbox support is only an upgrade away.
Go ahead, give it a try! What will be your story?
*** Infinite Canvas was selected by GigaOM Mobilize 2012 LaunchPad as a top 10 startup "chosen for their groundbreaking technologies and business models that represent the future of the mobile industry". ***
*** We are aware of a crash when creating new canvases if you have upgraded to iOS 7 — more news soon **
Stability and memory fixes. Please see note below!
Note: for technical reasons, Infinite Canvas files now use the extension .ICDZ instead of .ICZ.
The reason for this is that ICZ is a reserved in iOS. With this change, it is now finally possible to download canvases directly from a web page in Safari on the iPad. We apologize about the time taken to address this issue.
Ratings and Reviews
Great idea, horrible execution
I love the idea, and think they're on to something, but it's just not a credible user interface in which to create content. It relies on you doing your creative work OUTSIDE the app (which kind of defeats the whole spin of the app about "thinking non-linearly"), and even then, it's not as easy to drag/drop/import/move stuff around.
I love Apple products because they're dead simple, they make complex tasks easy, and I love the iPad platform for this - this developer hasn't kept that ethic with this package. I need to "import assets", look at resolutions, sizes, and all that stuff?
No, that's crazy, I should be able to create the content right in the app, yes, importing stuff is great, but they miss the mark on what seems like a great idea by making a really cumbersome content creation & management task in front of the organizational interface.
Doesn't load at all
When I try to start it, it just blips out
I started the blank canvas, tapped on it and it quit unexpectedly. Plz fix this. :(
- Alacrity Management Corporation
- 9.6 MB
Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © 2012 Alacrity Software
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.