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article imageCustomizing a car’s paint job is as easy as tap, tap, tap

By John Duarte     Apr 4, 2012 in Technology
Vancouver - Have you ever wondered what your wheels would look like with a different colour scheme? Well, there’s now an app for that.
Digital Car Paint allows car owners to customize a paint scheme for their vehicles on their iPad or iPhone. The app offers a choice of over 200 vehicles dating back to the 1930s, including trucks, motorcycles and airplanes, and paint colours from Dupont.
The app was developed as a result of Bestapp Digital president Al Beix searching for a new look for his car, a ’33 Ford Hot Rod, he says he “plans to build.” It didn’t take Beix long to discover that there was nothing on the market that would let car owners digitally paint a vehicle before actually painting it.
“When I realized this, it was immediately clear to me that this is a real need that needs a real solution,” he said. “As a result, we set about figuring out how to make this happen, and today, some eight months later, we are releasing the initial program.”
Digital Car Paint is available as a free download on the Apple App store. While the download gives users unrestricted access to design tools and colours available, Beix adds only the “paid version” will allow the purchaser to save their work for e-mailing or posting it online. Buying the app will also make available the colour names and codes for the “paint” used in the digital customization.
A “test drive” of Digital Car Paint can be viewed on YouTube, where a demo of the product creates a two-tone paint job in less than one minute.
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