Wacom Enhances Sharing and Personalization in Facebook with Free Applications, Bamboo DoodleScape and Bamboo CardBuilder

October 5, 2010

VANCOUVER, Wash., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Sure, Facebook is fun…but have you ever experienced it using a Wacom® Pen? Setting a new standard for social media interaction, Wacom today announces the launch of its first two Facebook applications, Bamboo DoodleScape and Bamboo CardBuilder, currently available at www.facebook.com/wacom. These free applications take advantage of Wacom’s patented pen input technology and allow users to share an open drawing canvas with friends or create a truly unique “handmade” digital card. Now, Facebook enthusiasts may experience an entirely new and personalized way to interact with friends and family.

Accessible to anyone using Facebook, owners of a Wacom pen tablet gain additional benefits when using Bamboo DoodleScape and Bamboo CardBuilder. When crafting a personalized online creation, these applications recognize pen input and pressure sensitivity, creating a more precise, natural and accurate representation of a user’s vision, a first for any Facebook application.

“It’s simple! Bamboo is adding fun and creativity to everyday computing,” says Dennis Hoff, consumer product manager at Wacom. “There is no longer a need to rely on the default fonts or static imagery we have become accustomed to over the years. Users everywhere, of every age and background, can quickly and easily express their personal creativity and vision through Bamboo DoodleScape and Bamboo CardBuilder, creating a whole new level of social interaction.”

Bamboo DoodleScape

What would you do with a mile of digital canvas? Better yet, what if you could share this space with your friends? The Bamboo DoodleScape application provides Facebook users with exactly that: one square mile of virtual drawing space to sketch and collaborate with friends. From the DoodleScape application in Facebook, users can apply Bamboo’s full pen pressure sensitivity to create new drawings within their own DoodleScape. Then, send “doodles” to friends, post on your own wall, invite others to add their own doodles, or even crowdsource a personal masterpiece. Doodlers may also find and collaborate with other DoodleScape users, with the ability to “tag” their contributions on the virtual canvas. Visit the Bamboo DoodleScape gallery at http://apps.facebook.com/bamboodoodlescape.

Bamboo CardBuilder

The opportunity to fully express yourself through a digital card has finally arrived. Now, it is simple to make greetings stand out with uniquely handwritten and personalized cards using Bamboo CardBuilder.

With the CardBuilder application, Facebook users simply upload an image from either their own or their friends’ photo library and then utilize the natural strokes of the Bamboo pen to handwrite a personalized message and signature. To provide further customization, users have the ability to draw on the select image and add borders, text, backgrounds and embellishments from Wacom’s pre-populated library. Cards are available in 3D and 2D formats, and make a unique, yet fast, post on a friend’s wall, adding a new twist to sending online greetings.

Bamboo Tablets

Providing a true pen-on-paper feel with pressure-sensitive, battery-free and cordless pen input, Bamboo is a flexible and ideal solution for work and play. With many exciting models to choose from, every user is bound to find a perfect match to help deliver a natural and intuitive workflow ideal for drawing, annotating and editing while working with digital photos, art and crafts.

Bamboo is compatible with current and next generation operating systems such as Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows XP, Vista(TM), and Mac OS® 10.4 and 10.5.

Price and Availability

Competitively priced, there is a Bamboo tablet that fits varying needs and budgets. The Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch ($99 USD), Bamboo Pen ($69 USD), and multiple other Bamboo tablets, are available for purchase from Wacom resellers and online at https://direct.wacom.com.

DoodleScape and CardBuilder are available now, free of charge.

About Wacom

Founded in 1983, Wacom®‘s vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world’s leading manufacturer of digital human interface solutions. Wacom revolutionized the nature of digital input when it introduced the first pressure-sensitive, battery-free and cordless pen. Today, thousands of home and business users count on Wacom’s extensive line of human interface solutions to deliver superior control, comfort and productivity to their workflow. Visit www.wacom.com for more information.

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