Why are we doing this?
Nobody has stepped up to own the problem of digital writing and drawing on the iPad – to find a solution that is compelling in the everyday sense – so we’re doing it. Collusion’s purpose is to be ‘the’ tool you reach for first for creativity and collaboration. This page is an overview of some core functionality we’re working on, we’ll leave the big picture stuff till we break cover on Kickstarter:
Collusion in pictures
Meet Deep Field, your smart canvas.
Why do all, and I mean all writing and drawing Apps on the iPad treat their screen workspace like paper? Seems like an absurd fiction to make such a high performance device pretend to be a dumb and very inert pad of dead tree. Instead what if your workspace has enough smarts to help you pen your ideas more fluidly, to help you assemble your thoughts, and seamlessly bring order to the organic process of writing and drawing? We built it, it’s called Deep Field, and it works a treat. Cant wait to share it with you!
A major innovation for the iPad – think of it as google docs for pens – free-form, cloud-based, real-time collaboration… very cool, and incredibly useful.
High Precision Writing and Drawing.
Yep – dedicated hardware to do the job right - because capacitive styli on finger focused multi-touch is like driving a crayon. A solution for adults is a better way to go. The result: the best available experience for writing and drawing on the iPad. Period.
Real Palm Rejection… Really!
Being able to rest your hand on an iPad to draw and write – is a fundamental problem to solve for any serious writing and drawing solution. We’ve not seen a solution we like, or one than makes any sense in terms of remotely elegant usability (ie blocking touch input from 2/3rds of the screen, or being forced to switch between drawing mode and touch control mode – these approaches are just plain hacky). It’s also a tricky problem, we like tricky problems. We can do better – and we have.