The big news with Tumult's Hype's 2.5 update is that their layouts have become flexible, meaning they can now integrate with responsive designs and scale to suit different browser sizes and orientations. You can also now export animations as video files... or animated GIFs. Yup, you can now use Hype animations to troll email and message boards. French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, and Spanish and now all localized and supported. Hype Reflect 1.1, redesigned for iOS 7, has also been updated to let you preview all the new features on your iPhone.
I had a chance to ask Jonathan Deutsch, co-founder of Tumult, about the importance of bringing responsive design compatibility to Hype:
And about why Hype 2.5 was internally referred to as a "love letter" to their customers:
Whether you're a web designer or animator who wants a great Mac experience, or someone who just wants to have heaps of fun on the web, Hype 2.5 is not only the best way I've found to do both, it's absolutely the most delightful. (If you're neither, just go find your favorite restaurant still stuck in Flash-only hell and drop them the link to Hype — the web will thank you!)
Check it out and let me know what you think, and for more on Hype, check out our series of interviews on Debug
- Debug 23: Jonathan Deutsch on Apple and Tumult
- Debug 20.1: Ryan Nielsen on Tumult and Hype
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.