Flint is a developer friendly tool that enables even novice users to design some of the complex embedded firmware. One of the powerful embedded GUI development tools, Flint can be used to create graphics for Sparklet based systems. For a broader support, it is developed on top of Eclipse - a widely used open source development environment.
Some of the prominent features of Flint IDE for developing embedded applications quickly are
As a primary functionality, Flint can be used to create GUI screens for Sparklet based systems. The project folder is logically organized as resources, screens and windows. About managing resources, it is possible to add any font, select if it is be rendered normally, bold or italics as well as its dimension. Also multiple image formats could be added.
Screens are logically organized as windows in top and views underneath them. There could be many views inside a window that can be dynamically swapped in or out. All the widgets that are supported are available for placement in the views. The overall look and feel of the screen can be tested for the default theme using Flint. The built code can be used in with Sparklet Simulator to check the custom theme.
This Flint serves as excellent GUI prototyping software for embedded UI and firmware developments. The exhaustive documentation and inline help texts makes development easier as well compared to other embedded GUI development tools.