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Hype for Mac: HTML5 Authoring Tool Helps You Create Animated and Interactive Web Content

Hype is a new Mac application taking the pain out of creating eye-catching animations on the web that don’t require the Flash plug-in. Hype’s HTML5 output works on all modern browsers and mobile devices like iPhones and iPads. No coding required.

“Hype’s keyframe-based animation system brings your content to life. Click Record and Hype watches your every move, automatically creating keyframes as needed. Or, if you’d prefer to be more hands-on, manually add, remove and re-arrange keyframes to fine-tune your content. Hype lets you make as many scenes as needed, and a variety of actions can switch between scenes using smooth transitions. Use the power of multiple timelines to run animations based on mouse/keyboard events.”

Jonathan Deutsch, one of the co-founders and former engineering manager for the Mail.app backend shared interesting anecdotes about the perks of working at Apple:

For starters, each hire gets new hardware from the company (free of charge or discounted? He also tells that “at Apple the question is often “how many times have you worked here?”‘ because the company hires a lot of clever people who at some point discover the entrepreneur within and leave for their own startups. As many startups fail before even taking off, some of the people turn to their former employer.

He also credited HTML5 adoption and Javascript optimizations to the work Apple has done with the open-sourced WebKit rendering engine. “It’s great to see HTML5 as a new platform, and Apple deserves a lot of credit”, he said. WebKit is today the platform of choice for the vast majority of mobile browser, unlike on desktops where the fragmentation between WebKit on one side and Microsoft’s and Mozilla’s proprietary rendering platforms on the other complicates web development.

Watch the Hype in action below:

The app is already the top-grossing program on the Mac App Store. You can download Hype a $30 app from Mac App Store.

[Source: Hype]

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