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Kittl raises another  million for its browser-based design tool

Kittl raises another $36 million for its browser-based design tool

Just a year after raising $11.6 million, Kittl raised another $36 million in a Series B round led by IVP with some existing investors participating once again. The Berlin-based startup has been working on a graphic design tool that you can use in your web browser without having to install an app. At this point, you might think about two competitors. On the one hand, Adobe has been around for a few decades with industry-leading creative apps, such as Illustrator and Photoshop. On the other hand, Canva has challenged Adobe on the lower-end of the market with popular and easy-to-use design tools. And according to a recent report from Bloomberg, Canva is said to be raising a $1.5 billion round at a $26 billion valuation. Compared to Adobe’s apps, “if you just think about exporting something from Illustrator, it’s a headache,” Kittl co-founder and CEO Nicolas Heymann told me. Compared to Canva, Kittl “offers a broader feature set and it allows you to have access to the actual graphic file,” Heymann said. Kittl essentially wants to …

Google launches Project IDX, a new AI-enabled browser-based development environment

Google launches Project IDX, a new AI-enabled browser-based development environment

Google today announced the launch of Project IDX, its foray into offering an AI-enabled browser-based development environment for building full-stack web and multiplatform apps. It currently supports frameworks like Angular, Flutter, Next.js, React, Svelte and Vue, and languages like JavaScript and Dart, with support for Python, Go and others in the works. Google did not build a new IDE when it created IDX. Instead, it is using Visual Studio Code – Open Source as the basis of its project. This surely allowed the team to focus on the integration with Codey, Google’s PaLM 2-based foundation model for programming tasks. Thanks to Codey, IDX supports smart code completion, a ChatGPT/Bard-like chatbot that can help developers with general coding questions but also those related specifically to the code you are working on (including the ability to explain it), and the ability to add contextual code actions like “add comments.” Image Credits: Google “We spend a lot of time writing code, and recent advances in AI have created big opportunities to make that time more productive,” the IDX …