Visual.ly Aims to Make Infographics Easier to Create
>By James Lenhart
Infographics are sometimes all it takes to get a point across — especially when you’re talking about numbers, or anything large in scale. The startup Visual.ly co-founded by Stew Langille is hoping to make the process of creating infographics an easier process starting now.
These tools created by Visual.ly will make it so that anyone can create stunning graphical presentations without the technical know how of Photoshop, Illustrator, or PowerPoint.
However, this wouldn’t be all that exciting if they were just re-inventing the wheel. Instead the company plans to add a dynamic aspect by creating interactions with the infographics themselves. For example, let’s say you wanted to create an infographic displaying data for the amount of Android phones sold in the 4th quarter of 2010 — flash forward 6 months and that data needs to be updated. But what if you could just input the new data and it reflected that without starting from scratch? Now that would be awesome.
The company plans to offer various pricing for different use cases and will open up later this year. It should be interesting to see how many people include the use of infographics into their blogs, or if the number stays the same. I really believe something unique is being done here and hope they succeed.
You can demo Visual.ly here and create a similar infographic of your Twitter info.