WILL™ universal ink layer framework is the fastest, simplest way to add digital ink to any type of app. It connects hardware and software providing intuitive and high quality digital inking.
With WILL™, we bring Wacom’s heritage and expertise of high quality pen and ink technology to our partners and independent developers. Designed as a modular set, each of the single WILL™ SDKs offers great options – combine them and you will find nearly limitless solutions to enhance your apps and products with innovative digital ink features.
Currently, there are three SDKs to choose from, five more will be launched during 2017.
Tested and Proven
Remove risk, decrease development time, and reduce costs to implement a significant new feature. Don't reinvent the wheel: enhance your apps, software, service or products with Wacom's advanced inking technology WILL™ – there is a tested and proven WILL™ SDK ready for you.
We fully support and help with the implementation of the technology in more complex environments. Experienced developers from the WILL™ team can answer any questions you have during your integration, all at no cost. For more hands-on integration support, we can also work alongside your engineers. Contact us for pricing information.
To get started, register for your Wacom ID, sign the required legal agreement, and get started with your new digital ink application. The WILL™ SDK editions are available now free for evaluation.
The WILL™ SDK for ink allows you to include premium digital inking features in your applications. Its modularized architecture allows each module to be configured, replaced, or omitted as required by the specific application, providing you with superior flexibility. You can also use the WILL file format (.will) to exchange ink content between applications and platforms.
The WILL™ data format is similar to SVG, but is specifically designed to accommodate digital ink content. It is used for exchanging ink content between devices and applications, and is implemented as an open and extensible binary format. Note that the main modules of the WILL software library do not rely on a specific file format. You can use InkML, SVG, PNG or others to exchange handwritten content, according to an application’s specific requirements.
WILL™ supports a variety of input technologies and generates the best possible ink through the use of these five modules:
The WILL™ SDK for ink provides platform-specific packages for iOS, Android, Windows UWP and Web. These packages provide a deep integration with the hosting platform by using native packaging and programming techniques and by providing platform-specific language bindings for all modules in the software library. Additional integration can be supported on request under a high-profile partnership contract.
The WILL™ SDK for devices allows you to integrate our Wacom hardware into your applications. The SDK currently supports the Wacom Smartpads (Folio, Slate), Intuos Pro Paper Edition, as well as our Signature Pads STU and DTU series. Depending on the device platform-specific packages are provided for iOS, Android, Windows UWP/Desktop, and Web. Further Wacom device support is provided by our Bluetooth Stylus and Low-Level Driver APIs.
The WILL™ SDK for signature allows you to integrate support for Wacom signature pads or pen displays into your applications to enhance the capture and display of signatures for applications like banking, credit cards and other identity capture uses. Even after hundreds of thousands of transactions text and images remain clearly on the screen thanks to Wacom’s SDK and signature pads.
The Signature SDK includes the tools necessary for enabling applications to capture biometric handwritten signatures with STU series, pen displays, pen tablets and mobile devices – operating with Windows, iOS or Android. The SDK requires minimal effort to integrate, and automatically renders digital ink, displays dialog boxes, and captures full biometric signature data.
The STU SDK is for signature pads, STU series and requires more coding effort than the signature SDK, but allows unrestricted access to the data which can be stored in any suitable format. Applications can upload graphical images to the pad display and record the pen movement, including timing and pressure information. It is available for C#, Delphi, HTML and Java.
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Wacom solutions provide pen and touch implementations for all major platforms. Our iOS SDK allows for input with Bluetooth®-enabled digital pens like Bamboo Fineline and Intuos Creative Stylus similar to that of a Wacom stylus on a touch-based tablet device.
Bring life to your apps and give users new choices with Wacom’s iOS SDK and Bluetooth®-enabled digital pens. Simple integration offers a traditional pen to paper feel for your app and provides Wacom’s Bamboo Fineline and Intuos Creative Stylus pens with extra features for the iPad:
This functionality supports Wacom Bluetooth® Smart styli. It requires Bluetooth® Smart support in order to provide pressure and button data to the API. The devices that support this functionality are the iPad with Retina Display (iPad 3) introduced in 2012, and subsequent tablets using iOS 6.1 and higher.
Our Driver APIs provide helpful documentation, sample code and demos to get you on your way with your digital pens and tablets.