Infogr.am wants to create a sort of Adobe Illustrator in the Cloud, allowing anyone to create cool info-graphics on the fly. Back in February European accelerator HackFwd invested in the startup from Riga, Latvia, and now it’s fully launched its service. It’s competing in the space with Piktochart and Easel.ly. And not to mention one or two infographic designers out there…
It’s launched with 20 new data visualization formats from the simple like pie charts and graphs to the complex like multi-layer data-grids.
The web-based Infogr.am needs no programming or design skills, and works in the same way that you can snap a photo and share it on your social networks. Users make a statement or an argument graphically and then share it.
With a built-in spreadsheet engine and simple drag-and-drop interface, an infographic can be created and embedded on a page or shared as a link or an image directly. Uldis Leiterts, Founder, says the sites supports data import from XLS and CSV.
Is this going to put info graphics designers out of business? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.