Sketchbook Pro for Android?

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John OHearn

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We cannot disclose upcoming or future product plans, so cannot directly answer this question.

With that said, we have received numberous customer requests to support Android tablets (Honeycomb) with a version of SketchBook Pro.

When new products or platform support become available, we will definitely make an official announcement and post on http://www.sketchbooknews.com.
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One of the main reasons I haven't gotten an android tablet is because there isn't a pro sketchbook yet.
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Keith

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Same here. I've been waiting for either a tablet optimized version of Sketchbook Mobile (although Pro would be even more awesome!) or for more powerful tablets to arrive. Each time I've tried installing and running the free Sketchbook Express on any of the current crop of tablets available in stores there has always been a significant lag in strokes. I’m hoping this just comes down to optimizations that can be made, although I’d be willing to believe that the variety of hardware could make that a non-trivial task.

In any case, I understand you cannot comment on future plans but I am glad to know that you know we are here, anxiously hoping and waiting. Keep up the great work on an awesome tool!
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Keith

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Thrilled to see you've released SBP for Honeycomb! I can't wait to try it, now I finally have a good reason to get a tablet! Thanks you! You guys rock!
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Matthew D Fritz

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Long time sb pro user on Windows . Just got an Acer iconia tablet and sb pro for it. Works great, I am so stoked about sketching on a much more friendly form factor. I might be able to dump my hp touch smart altogether now. I would request the ability to edit image and canvas sizes. Thanks
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so what is the major difference between this version and the mobile version to justify me paying another 5 bucks for the same App? Other than having landscape support. I mean now I have a tablet I wont be using the mobile version on my phone anymore, so does that mean I spent 5 bucks on a app I wont use anymore only to be required to buy the same app with just a slightly different layout?

Im just a bit confused as to why a seperate app needed to be released when the existing one chould have just been updated instead.
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To be fair, I don't think the Mobile version on Android has ever been more than $0.99 (at least that is how much I paid and is how much it costs now).

As to the specific reasons why they chose to make a separate Pro version as opposed to just updating the Mobile app, I can only speculate. If it came down solely to code level incompatibilities between the 2.x and 3.0 versions then my understanding is that they still would have had to make it a separate Market release as Google only added support for multiple APKs (for different Android versions) shortly after Autodesk announced Pro for Honeycomb.

If that was in fact the reason, I suppose one could argue why it wasn't released at the same price point as the previous Mobile version, but then I *personally* would argue that $5.99 ($5 + the $0.99 paid for the original Mobile version) is still completely worth it for a tool as great as SBP.
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I wont argue that sb is a great app, I just wish they would consider those that have aready paid for the previous version and not include them on the update. I paid the 4.99 for the mobile version when it first came out, guess there was a drastic price drop. However this is autodesk we are talking about, there is a newer version of their program it seems every 6 months. Really hated updating to a newer version of ACAD when I had just gotten use to the previous release. Then again the company paid for it so it really was not hurting my wallet.

guess I will just have to bite the bullet and fork over the cash....
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smd71ng

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I bought the app, I see the difference now. Apologies all around for my whining.
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So let me understand, as of today 8-14-11, there is an app on the Android Market, called Sketchbook Pro? And it's optimized for working with an Android tablet? Because the OP's question was answered by an official rep, with saying that there wasn't a Sketchbook Pro app, available for Android tablets, which was posted over a month ago. But as of fifteen days ago, the person said they had an Iconia with Sketchbook Pro running on it. So basically, I really just want to one hundred percent verify, that there is a working copy of Sketchbook Pro, available to anyone with an Android tablet? Because really, the ability to use Sketchbook Pro on an Android tablet, is pretty much the sole reason I'm planning on buying one.
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This is correct. I have been running SB pro on my Acer Iconia tablet since mid July, 2011. It is really nice. Check it out on the Android market:
https://market.android.com/details?id...
I am a professional artist having used SB pro for windows for years now. This makes having a tablet all worthwhile. For serious jobs, I still have to use the windows version because of the limitations with canvas/image/resolutions on Android, but for most things, this is incredibly convenient on the tablet because of the form factor. I am amazed at how SB pro is able to make such smooth rendering of lines on a capacitive screen. No other drawing or note taking app that I have tried has come even close to reasonable rendering of drawings on a capacitive touch screen. For the small cost of SB Pro on Android, they managed to come pretty close to the responsiveness of the full blown windows version on a resistive screen (sans pressure sensitivity). I have a nice DAGI capacitive stylus I bought to use for this app, but to be honest, contrary to my original concept, using fingers is actually easier and more accurate.
Take the plunge, buy a tablet and get this app. You wont regret it.
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Thanks for the feedback! Yeah if I could confirm that it was available SMS optimized for Android tablets, (like you just did :)), there was no doubt I would be buying it! My only problem in the equation is a lack of money for biting the tablet right now, haha. But I have been debating between the Iconia, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Toshiba Thrive, and ASUS Transformer. But regardless of what I end up buying, man, I'm just like a little boy on Christmas, waiting to play with Sketchbook Pro on something with the real estate, that a tablet has. I'm am artist and video game designer, and from the moment I get up, until I go to sleep, I'm using Sketchbook Pro! On my Droidx, Windows laptop, or Mt iMac. It's just the absolute best program to me, to draw with. Although, as much as I straw on my Droidx, the Android version of Sketchbook angers me the most. Lots of issues on it drive me insane, like random crashes, the horrible drawing killer placement of the invisible "New" button, in the top left corner, and the lack of updates. But I'm hoping, the stature of the tablet version on Android will recieve more attention and more features, just like the Apple version, as opposed to my Droidx version, gets. I take a lot offense to the fact that the smart phone Android version comes last, regardless of the responses I get from tech support, because well, actions of course, speak a lot louder than words. But I'm still super excited to try it on a tablet, and I'm glad I don't have to go to a Ipad, to get that size and touch controls of a tablet! Thanks again for your feedback!
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@mdfritz32 I feel for you when you said finger is actually easier, that's because the screen was tuned to work best with fingers. On top of that, styluses on the market are not equally made. Some better, some make your retouch your ever other stroke. I did a comparison video with the Bamboo, 3M smart pen and XStylus Touch (my own creation), you will be surprised when you see the result.

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Why is the galaxy tab 2 7.0 such a horrible tablet to use Sketchbook with I'm using the David p603 and its horrible your better off with your finger my galaxy s2 epic 4Gtouch is so much more precise is this the app or the tablet please help because this is y I bought this tablet....
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Ryan Nagy

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Dagi p603 not the David sorry its my spell check

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