Canva, which recently announced an additional $36 million funding raise, said the new app brings together a simple drag-and-drop design interface with a library of more than one million photographs, graphics and fonts, and it makes creating graphics fast and easy.
“Canva makes graphic design amazingly simple for everyone, allowing any idea to be beautifully presented in print or online,” Canva CEO Melanie Perkins said. “We are excited to extend this experience and now allow people to design at home, in the office or on the go.
“In the past year since our launch we have been overwhelmed by the many ways people are using Canva every day. Our new app brings everything people love about Canva to the iPad.”
The app is available for free to download from today, and provides access to Canva’s hefty library of stock photographs, illustrations and layouts on the go.
Users can either upload photos from their device or Facebook account, or pay per premium element when they publish their design.
One particularly nifty aspect of the app for professional designers is that back-and-forth email exchanges are now easily avoidable thanks to Canva's collaborative capabilities.
Apple is widely expected to release a new line of iPads at a low-key event overnight tonight.
The new app is the latest boon for the Sydney-based startup, which has been backed by investors including Facebook Director of Engineering and co-founder of Google Maps Lars Rasmussen, Yahoo! CFO Ken Goldman, and funds including Matrix Partners, InterWest Partners, and 500 Startups.
“Canva realizes the creative potential of the iPad," said former Apple chief evangelist Guy Kawasaki, who, as we reported in April, resurrected his title for the new role.
"The app is beautiful and it’s intuitive, just like the iPad. It allows everyone to create beautiful designs for work and play.”
To download the app visit Canva's website.