Autodesk has released its SketchBook Mobile app for Android 2.1 and above. The paint package is based on the same technology as Autodesk’s long-established SketchBook Pro desktop software.
The full app costs $2.99 from the Android store. A free Express edition is also available.
The move follows strong performance for the app on iPad and iPod. According to this story, the iOS version has already been downloaded 2.2 million times.
PRESS RELEASE (Excerpts)
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), announced that the Autodesk SketchBook Mobile app is now available for use on Android™ devices. Autodesk SketchBook Mobile is a professional-grade digital paint and drawing app that offers a full set of sketching tools.
“The popularity of the SketchBook products has shown that people want to generate creative content on their mobile devices, not simply consume it”
Autodesk SketchBook Mobile uses the same engine as Autodesk SketchBook Pro desktop software, delivering much of the same power and functionality to mobile devices. A combination of high-quality digital pencils, pens, markers and airbrushes, as well as an artist-friendly, gesture-based user interface, helps enable users to capture their ideas as quick informal sketches or produce artwork on-the-go. A wide range of designers, illustrators, graphic artists, students and hobbyists are among the millions of people who have downloaded SketchBook Mobile since its debut in 2009.
“The popularity of the SketchBook products has shown that people want to generate creative content on their mobile devices, not simply consume it,” said Samir Hanna, vice president of Consumer Products at Autodesk. “We’re excited to offer SketchBook Mobile to the millions of consumers around the world who rely on mobile devices running on the Android platform.”
Pricing and Availability
Autodesk SketchBook Mobile ($2.99) and a free Autodesk SketchBook Mobile Express app are available immediately for use on a wide range of devices running Android 2.1 and above and can be downloaded from Android Market.