MakerBot is launching its MakerBot-Ready Apps Portal, showcasing a new platform for 3-D designs, characters, educational content, games, and more designed to work with MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers.
Eight apps are debuting in the MakerBot-Ready Apps Portal. The apps are accessible via makerbot.com/readyapps, and are part of the MakerBot Developer Program launched earlier this summer, which aims to provide developers with the resources needed to integrate with the MakerBot 3D Ecosystem, plus access to the growing 3-D printing market. MakerBot-Ready Apps are available for desktop, mobile, tablet, and web-based app platforms; and developers gain unprecedented access to the MakerBot Replicator 3D Printing Platform for iOS, Android, web, and more.
MakerBot-Ready Apps in the MakerBot-Ready Apps Portal include:
- Leopoly: Created by Leonar3Do, Leopoly features modular apps with intuitive tools and starter objects that can be endlessly customized.
- Zotebook: Created by Blank Slate Systems, Zotebook is a mobile design app that allows makers without extensive 3-D design experience to quickly prototype concepts. Users draw in 2-D and specify a height to create a 3-D printable model.
- Cookie Caster: Created by Dreamforge, this design app allows users to draw or trace images to create a custom 3-D printable cookie cutter as well as choose from a large design gallery.
- Fraemes: A Dreamforge product, it enables users to design an interchangeable and ready-to-print iPhone case by personalizing unique designs created by artists.
- World of Rabbit: Created by Breakdesign, World of Rabbit is an entertainment-themed Windows phone app where players work to save an underground rabbit world from robot infestation. Along the way, players earn 3-D printable models and accessories designed in collaboration with Trobok Toys.
- Robot Factory for MakerBot: Created by Thinker Thing, Robot Factory allows children as well as adults to create unique and fantastic Retro Robots ready for 3-D printing on a phone or tablet. The app uses advanced genetic modeling algorithms in its back end, but keeps a simple interface for easy creating and printing.
- Makers Empire: Described by its founders as the world’s easiest to use 3-D printing software, Makers Empire features themed modules such as a character builder, block builder, and doodler, as well as classroom management and lesson plan tools for teachers that are aligned to the U.S., Australian, and UK curriculums.
- Modio: This award-winning mobile and tablet-based app was one of the first on the MakerBot-Ready Apps Portal, and allows makers to design and 3-D print fun characters and creatures by using the built-in parts library, along with options for surface textures and shapes.
All of the MakerBot-Ready Apps are available now, and more are expected as developer ideas are integrated into the MakerBot Developer Program.