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Cross-Platform Embedded Linux, Windows CE and Windows development with ByteSnap’s SnapUI

Cross-Platform Embedded Linux, Windows CE and Windows development with SnapUI
ByteSnap Design’s SnapUI embedded software development tool now adds support for desktop and embedded Linux development

ByteSnap Design Ltd, www.bytesnap.co.uk, a specialist in electronic hardware and software design has added embedded Linux support to the latest release of its cross-platform application development toolkit for embedded systems. This new announcement, alongside the recent introduction of OpenGL support, signals a sustained investment in the development of SnapUI by ByteSnap Design.

SnapUI enables developers and graphic designersto build software for an embedded device directly on a Windows or Linux PC even before hardware development of the embedded device has been completed. The embedded device software can be demonstrated on a desktop and,when the user interface has been agreed, it can be recompiled and installed on the embedded device – this reduces the dependencies between hardware and software work streams and accelerates development.

SnapUI also simplifies localisation by separating the user interface components of the target application from the core software. By modifying a single SnapUI XML file and a selection of images, an application’s look and feel can be completely customised, often without additional developer input. The customisation can range from language translations for localisation to different graphics and text for applications installed on devices with different screen sizes or input methods.

Graeme Wintle, Director, ByteSnap Design said: ???ByteSnap Design has a growing portfolio of clients who prefer to use embedded Linux for their design projects. Adding Linux support to SnapUI means that we can bring the same speed and flexibility of development to our Linux work as we do in our Windows CE projects.???

For more information, or to discuss your electronics design requirements, simply contact ByteSnap Design on 0121 222 5433, email [email protected] or visit www.bytesnap.co.uk.

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About ByteSnap Design (www.bytesnap.co.uk)
ByteSnap Design is a specialist in innovative embedded systems development encompassing hardware and software design. ByteSnap Design has an international client list and won ???European Design Team of the Year??? 2011 in the Elektra awards. ByteSnap Design is a Zigbee Alliance member and Windows Embedded Silver Partner.

The consultancy also has experience of electronic circuit design, microcontroller design, Linux and embedded software development, designing hardware products from PDAs to smart meters with multiple software projects such as developing Windows CE BSPs to signal processing applications.

The award-winning consultancy was recognised by its peers at the 2011 Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards, beating stiff competition to receive the ???Design Team of the Year??? accolade. It was also shortlisted, for the second year in a row, under the ???Consultancy of the Year??? category at the British Engineering Excellence Awards 2012, and was the only finalist to receive a Hugh Commendation, for its design work on electric vehicle charging posts for the London 2012 Olympic games.