Sketchpad, the first non-destructive illustration app on the web, has been under active development since 2007. The app was originally developed as an attempt to see how close HTML5 could be to a native desktop experience. Today, is distributed as native Win/OSX/Linux executables (via NodeWebkit), and to the majority of devices (via Cordova/Phonegap). This app is an example of the promise of HTML5: write once; distribute everywhere.
Sketchpad is built on the SketchAPI, a flexible stack of modules and glue that can be interchanged and built for a number of purposes, for example:
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We are always looking to collaborate with science centers and non-profit organizations. We’re interested in working places such as the Khan Academy, Wikipedia, Project Gutenberg and other web companies who can use Sketchpad for education general goodness. For these types of companies we do most work for free, or charge half-rate if multiple days of our time is required. This is our favorite type of project to work on.
Sketchpad Kiosk installation
One custom version of SketchAPI is called Sketchpad Kiosk—a native executable for Linux/OSX/Win that locks out access from the Desktop, and is displayed on touch screens at installations. Tel Aviv Museum of Art + Glasgow Museum of Science are some of our 1st partners. Connect with us to become the next.
|Brush - Harmony||Mr. Doob||MIT|
|Brush - Streamer||Dan Gries||~|
|Flash Canvas Pro||Shinya Muramatsu||$|
|Font Awesome||Dave Gandy||OFL|
|GLSL Simplex Noise||Ian McEwan||MIT|
|GLSL Blend Modes||Nathaniel Meyer||Nutty|
|GLSL Color Map||BSD|
|GLSL Kaleidoscope||Toby Schachman||~|
|GLSL LumaKey||Brian Chirls||MIT|
|GLSL Old Film||Nathaniel Meyer||Nutty|
|GLSL Scanline||Brian Chirls||MIT|
|GLSL TVGlitch||Brian Chirls||MIT|
|Google Web Fonts||~||~|
|HTML2Canvas||Niklas von Hertzen||MIT|