Adobe has long been known for its collection of creative software, but later this year it’s going to branch out into hardware — the company is developing a stylus and ruler designed to work with an iOS drawing app app that’s also in development.
Michael Gough, Adobe’s vice president of experience design, told the Wall Street Journal, “We’ve always built creative tools and these products are really just another example of that. This isn’t just another stylus.”
When used in combination with the ruler, users will be able to do more than just draw straight lines on their iPad — Adobe is going to include the ability to draw geometric shapes, including circles, squares, triangles, and arcs.
The company plans to make these products — dubbed Projects Mighty and Napoleon — on the market before the end of this year. Adobe has not yet made any decisions about pricing.
These accessories may face competition from Apple itself, who is rumored to be developing its own stylus, dubbed the iPen.