Ever since the release of HTC Scribe, people have been asking about innovative ways to use this pen technology. Last month we told you about Sphero, the robot ball from Orbotix driven by HTC Scribe. Really fun, but Scribe opens up many possibilities, such as digital signatures – as seen in DocuSign Ink.
After researching top e-signature companies, a simple phone call began our development partnership with DocuSign. At the time, they were in the process of launching Ink, a free app that uses an HTML5 wrapper to allow users to digitally “stamp” their legal signature into electronic documents
Light bulbs went off! What a perfect business fit for the Scribe technology in our tablets.
Soon after we identified this opportunity, Chris Sarbora, DocuSign’s lead Android developer, had integrated the Scribe pen API into Ink, and they were ready to launch on Android. “We were able to get our arms around the OpenSense SDK quickly because the APIs are well built and documented,” said Chris. “The HTCDev team was very responsive and within a few days, we had e-signature integration with Scribe.”
Since the launch of Ink we’ve featured DocuSign at trade shows, showcased them in HTC Hub (our Google Play recommendation engine, pre-installed on most HTC Android devices), listed them in our Application Showcase at www.htcdev.com, and even had them up on stage at some of our more important keynotes.
In short, the partnership between DocuSign and HTC really shows how companies with great enthusiasm for their products and innovations, given the freedom to explore and the will to ‘make it happen,’ can partner to do great things.