“Prototyping digital devices today is still done the way it was 25 years ago—bare green single board computers sitting on a lab bench, tethered to a computer, operated by typing obscure commands into terminal windows. This is not the way to invent the future. With better tools, the future can arrive sooner. This is why we made Kinoma Create,” said Peter Hoddie, Kinoma VP at Marvell Semiconductor.
Developers, designers and makers need to be able to explore ideas and iterate fast. The crowdfunding community recognized the potential to transform prototyping, with contributions to Kinoma Create’s Indiegogo campaign from 26 countries exceeding the fundraising target by more than 500 percent. Marvell took to crowdfunding to build the kind of community that can realize the fullest potential of its innovations. Thanks to their support and input, all aspects of Kinoma Create have been designed to give developers the time, inspiration and flexibility to make truly great products through prototyping:
“You develop with Kinoma Create, not for it. Great hardware and thoughtful UI create a magical experience that exceeds the parts and pieces,” said Chris Krueger, Kinoma creative director at Marvell Semiconductor.
Cloud services for data rich apps wot.io, a data service exchange for connected device platforms, today announced an agreement with Marvell to provide Kinoma Create customers free access to a rapidly growing set of data services. The wot.io open operating platform brings together all players in the IoT ecosystem to connect and share data regardless of device, standards, or connectivity.
Early adoption of Kinoma Create
The Association for Computing Machinery’s User Interface Software and Technology Symposium selected Kirnoma Create as the development platform for its prestigious 2014 Student Innovation Contest. More than 30 student teams used Kinoma Create to build projects that included a hands-free gesture and voice recognition-based recipe organizer, a location-based reminder system for the home, and assistive technology that tells visually impaired users if appliances are on.
Pricing & Availability
Kinoma Create is available as a pre-order through SparkFun for the suggested retail price of US$149. Go to kinoma.com/sparkfun for more. SparkFun is an online retail store that sells the bits and pieces to make your electronics projects possible. SparkFun’s ever-growing product catalog boasts over 3,500 components and widgets designed to help you unleash your inner inventor.
Kinoma Studio is available as a free download for Windows and Macintosh computers at kinoma.com/studio.
Connect with Kinoma at Gigaom Structure Connect
Kinoma Create is featured at Gigaom Structure Connect. Demos of Kinoma Create are provided at Marvell’s table at the Mission Bay Conference Center of San Francisco. Additionally, the Kinoma team is participating in the event’s How We Built It program, addressing the topic of prototyping on the General Session Stage today Tuesday October 21 at 10:20 AM, and on Wednesday October 22 at 3:15 PM. For more information: events.gigaom.com/structureconnect-2014/session/how-we-built-it-prototyping.
Screenshots, icons and other related media are available for download: kinoma.com/media
The Kinoma group creates consumer electronics products, and helps others to rapidly prototype and create products themselves. The tightly integrated design and engineering team resides at global semiconductor leader Marvell. Marvell acquired Kinoma in 2010 for the team’s proven heritage in software architected for high performance on everything from phones and tablets, to the “Internet of Things” (IoT). For more information, visit kinoma.com.
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon solutions and Kinoma® software enabling the “Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle.” From mobile communications to storage, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content delivery, Marvell’s diverse product portfolio aligns complete platform designs with industry-leading performance, security, reliability and efficiency. At the core of the world’s most powerful consumer, network and enterprise systems, Marvell empowers partners and their customers to always stand at the forefront of innovation, performance and mass appeal. By providing people around the world with mobility and ease of access to services adding value to their social, private and work lives, Marvell is committed to enhancing the human experience.
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