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Demo: ClrTouch lets you build tablet Web sites on the iPad

ClrTouch, a Brooklyn-based startup with a love for touchscreen interfaces, makes it dead simple to create a webpage for tablets right on the iPad.

There are plenty of companies, like OnSwipe, focused on making it easy to create tablet sites, but ClrTouch appears to be the first to let you do so right on an actual tablet.

“Our product is made to evolve the web from a click- to a touch-based environment with consumer as our focus,” founder and CEO Mark Spates told VentureBeat. “We are not just making blogging easier or [prettier] on tablets but addressing a real shift that will occur in human computer interaction over the next 10-20 years.”

Using ClrTouch is simple: You log onto the website from your iPad, enter a page title, choose feeds that you’d like to feature on your tablet, pick a layout, and hit publish. The service will help to promote the page to others, and you can also explore new content through its “Discovery Dashboard.”

Think of it like a Tumblr for tablet web pages. The company plans to build a network around the pages users create, which should make it easy for anyone to find interesting tablet sites.

ClrTouch currently has three employees and was founded in 2010. It has also recently been accepted to the startup accelerator DreamIt Ventures’ Fall 2011 Philadelphia class.

ClrTouch is one of 80 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Fall 2011 event taking place this week in Silicon Valley. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.


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